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Postpositions with simple complements

Postpositions do not take complements that are clauses or Noun Phrase (NP) (no complements to postpositions of the category clause or NP), unless the postposition allows NPs denoting a direction (postposition with NP complement). Complements to postpositions are either prepositional phrases (postposition + complement that is PP)) or postposition phrases (postposition with postpositional complement). The following example involves a complement to a postposition which is a prepositional phrase, which has been bracketed in the example below:

[Ûnder it hûs] troch
beneath the house through
Beneath and past the house

Postpositions generally denote a path. Most postpositions are homophonous to prepositions (list of postpositions.


More details about postpositions with simple complements can be found by following the corresponding links:

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