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prepose

(priːˈpəʊz)
vb (tr)
(Grammar) to place before
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Verb1.prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes 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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extensive literature and various theories on preposing in chapter 3.
The subject's preposing position in relation to the main verb and the infinitive is conditioned by "its degree" of agentivity and topicality (Delbecque, 1987; 2005).
In Unangam Tunuu, modifiers generally follow the head, as in example (67); however, speakers from the Pribilofs often allow preposing of the modifier, in which case the phrase is not a possessive construction, and the modifier takes simple (absolutive) inflection, as in example (68).
With some pronouns, it can be done by preposing chung or cac, meaning group.
T is a substantive category rather than a functional category, and hence does not block preposing of its complement.
366-68), CB discuss straightforwardly what the terms topic and comment refer to, and briefly discuss topic preposing using a single example sentence showing two ways to prepose the topic.
Note that any of the expressions in (34) may be identified by preposing the, giving:
Among the topics are computational puzzles of conditional clause preposing, the autonomous contribution of syntax and pragmatics to the acquisition of the Hebrew definite article, and minimalist languages and the correct prefix property.
In the first example given, negative inversion is identified whereas in the second we have to speak of the existence of negative preposing.
By emphasizing the final lexeme and preposing the morphemes, French is quite different from Latin.
The Poetic Paradigm: Rhetorical Schemes 1 2 3 4 sound schemes alliteration rhyme consonance pararhyme assonance reverse rhyme syntactic schemes preposing centering postposing peripheralizing lexical schemes anaphora antistrophe epistrophe epanalepsis symploce
A more common practice is preposing a direct question to the main verb: