prepositional object


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Noun1.prepositional object - the object governed by a preposition
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
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From a syntactic perspective, this means that these verbs may alternatively take a direct object in the accusative case, as in (9a) and (10a), or a prepositional object introduced by on (occasionally by oet) followed by accusative case objects as in (9b) and (10b):
Recall also that, in agreement with Levin, we have assumed that directionality/location, far from being an inherent property of run-verbs, is only provided when directional/local prepositional objects co-occur with these verbs.
Though both models constitute useful approaches to extraposition constructions in Dutch, they cannot account for the most important finding of the corpus investigation, namely that the prepositional object of some adjectives occurs more frequently in extraposition constructions than the prepositional object of other adjectives.
In this article, I focus mainly on extraposition constructions in which a prepositional object of an adjective follows the second pole.
The verb say of the reporting clause can be followed by a prepositional object + reported speech; for instance, I said to her, "When I'm ready I'll tell you".
The two variants: verb say +/- prepositional object.
As subject, object, and prepositional object are not semantic categories, assigning them correctly to NPs does not as such guarantee correct understanding of an utterance.
The results indicate that factors triggering decisions of the formulator, for example, whether to choose a double-object construction or a prepositional object, may not be linked to decisions at the level of the conceptualizer, but are an effect of the proliferation of structural features, even across languages.
With the verbs give, offer, and sell, the pattern indirect object + direct object is about four times more common than the pattern direct object + prepositional object (Biber et al.
The collocation dengar par kita `hear/listen-to OBM 1SG' (1981: 334, sub [19]) is less certain, because par kita might as well be a prepositional object.
Of the two mechanisms generally available in Present-Day English relative clauses whenever a prepositional object is relativised, preposition-stranding is the only possibility in Old English infinitival relatives, pied-piping not being available until the fourteenth century.
1) The early stages of acquisition considered here include few predicates that take governed or other prepositional objects.