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Not predicative, yet partitive

Some present participles cannot occur in predicative position, yet they appear in the partitive construction.


An exception to the generalisation saying that predicative adjectives can be used as partitive adjectives is the class of adjectives derived from present participles, provided they have a subjective interpretation. Some of these do not occur in the predicate position of copulas, but they are fine in the partitive construction:

a. *It bedriuw is bloeiend
the company is flourishing
The company is flourishing
b. In bloeiend bedriuw
a flourishing company
A flourishing company
c. Wat bloeiend-s
something flourishing.PA
Something flourishing
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