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Modification of VP and clauses
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Adjective Phrases (APs) can modify Verb Phrases (VPs) and clauses. Clause adverbs modify the clause as a whole, whereas VP adverbs just modify the VP.

Some adverbs are ambiguous between being a VP adverb and being a clause adverb, such as frequency adverbs. The following sentence contains a clause adverb and a VP-adverb:

Example 1

Frjemdernôch hat Jan nuver sprutsen
strangely.enough has Jan strangely spoken
Strangely enough, Jan has spoken weirdly

The first adverb modifies the clause as a whole (it can be paraphrased as it is strange that), whereas the second adverb modifies only the VP, the manner of speaking. Clausal adverbs may appear in the middle field, but they must usually precede VP-adverbs:

Example 2

a. Jan hat frjemdernôch nuver sprutsen
Jan has strangely.enough strangely spoken
Strangely enough, Jan has spoken weirdly
b. *Jan hat nuver frjemdernôch sprutsen
Jan has strangely strangely.enough spoken
Strangely enough, Jan has spoken weirdly
c. *Nuver hat Jan frjemdernôch sprutsen
strangely has Jan strangely.enough spoken
Strangely enough, Jan has spoken weirdly
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More details about modification of VP and clauses can be found by following the corresponding links:

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