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Adpositions without a complement

Modifiers which are Noun Phrases (NPs) are found in front of bare Adpositional Phrases (PPs).


Modifiers which are NPs are found in front of PPs that do not contain a complement:

a. Hy kaam fiif meter efter to lizzen
he came five meter behind to lay
He came to lag behind five meters
b. Dy komt in ein wei
that comes a distance away
He comes from far
c. De wein bliuwt harren wol in fyftich oant hûndert meter foar
the car stays her at.least a fifty to hundred meter in.front
The car manages to maintain a distance from them of at least fifty to hundred meters

Verbs may subcategorise for adpositions without an independent meaning. Such adpositions are not modified.

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