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tr.v. post·posed, post·pos·ing, post·pos·es
To place (a word or phrasal constituent) after another constituent in a sentence, as the direct object noun phrase all the interesting places he had visited in the sentence He described to them all the interesting places he had visited.

[Back-formation from postposition.]


vb (tr)
(Grammar) to place (a word or phrase) after other constituents in a sentence
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Verb1.postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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According to PA lawmakers, who were unhappy with delay in passage of Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015, said that the law minister had postposed debate on the bill in a bid to please some rightwing conservative circles and NGOs.
The set of affixoids also includes the postposed segments -bora ('bearer'), -dom ('doom, condition'), -had ('person, condition, state'), -lac ('play, sacrifice'), -mael ('mark, measure'), -raeden ('terms, condition') and -wist ('being, existence').
Obviously, this is not the place for an extensive discussion of the multiple factors influencing word order, but I believe that one of the main reasons why participles of the first group are more often used in pre-finite position, is that participles of this type are less complex or, in other words, that the adjectival property they denote is more salient; generalising, it could be said that the preposed participle is focal (in other words, we have constituent focus), while the postposed participle forms part of a broad focus domain together with [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
postposed not and some auxiliaries (don't, can't) / 3.
501-12); Amina Mettouchi, "Word Order in Conversational Taqbaylit Berber--Preposed and Postposed 'Subjects'" (pp.
In NPs, preposed dependents (numeral + classifier, particle [plural], adnominal quantifiers) and postposed ones (possessors, modifiers, demonstratives, (na)nai 'a moment ago,' anaphor) modify their heads.
In Spanish and in French, the position of the perceived participant varies: it can be anteposed or postposed to the infinitive.
Afro-Ecuadorans in the Chota and Salinas valleys show occasional lapses of gender concord, particularly with postposed mismo 'the same' (Lipski 1986, a).
170), the preposed position and the postposed position adopted by analogy to the adjective had been in free variation, but in Hazz al-Quhuf the preposed position had already acquired a specialized function, viz.
Just as the phrase or two must be postposed to a noun when unity is expressed by the indefinite article, so must the phrase and a half, as the following examples illustrate:
The study treats rivalry among synonyms in Old English, the reflexive construction, impersonal uses of verbs of motion, verbs with preposed or postposed elements, auxiliary verbs, present and past participles, and loan verbs of motion.
42) Therefore it seems reasonable to speculate that in Proto-Indo-European a local case could be construed with a postposed adverbial element and the proposed reconstruction * men-[eh.