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5 Predication of PPs

A predication involves a syntactic phrase that is predicated of another phrase. The Adposition Phrase (PP) is characteristically used as the predicate of a predication, although it may in rare cases be used as the argument of a predication. In the example in (1), the PP is the predicate of a complementive predication:

Die Dai fon do Seelter is in Romelse.
the day of the Seelter is in Romelse
The Day of the Saterlanders is in Romelse.

The subject of the sentence is the external argument of the preposition. The following types of predication will be discussed: intransitive complementive predication, transitive complementive predication, supplementive, appositive and PPs as arguments.


The following types of predication are discussed:

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