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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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This possibility does not apply to languages with postposed article like Romanian (lup 'wolf and lupul 'the wolf, never *lup griul lit.
XVS structures occur in those declarative clauses where the grammatical subject follows the entire verb phrase, that is, when "the subject occurs in postposed position while some other dependent of the verb is preposed" (Huddleston and Pullum 2002: 1385), as illustrated in (4).
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 postposed concessive, therefore, despite the non-topical character, highlights a peculiarity of the information conveyed, reinforcing it as an additional element.
Different studies have shown that the postposed clause in complex conditional connectives (such as except if) occupy the second position (such as 'B except if A') in the conditional construction in English (Traugott, 1997; Dancygier, 1998) and in Spanish (Montolio, 2000).
The October 28 barangay elections were postposed in Bohol because of the devastation wrought there by a magnitude-7.
24) in which the subject NP ana anga 'my children' is postposed.
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.
On the other hand, TCs are close to inverted constructions in that the information presented in the postposed segments (e.
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.