The occurrence of two e-modifiers in final position is also possible, as shown in (33), which is motivated by the Principle of Increasing Complexity, since the pronominal adverb la 'there' precedes the prepositional phrase
durante o jantar 'during the supper'.
When a verb forms the passive, the object of the active clause becomes the subject in the passive one; and if that verb had a prepositional phrase
dependent on it then the head of that prepositional phrase
becomes the subject of the passive clause leaving the preposition stranded.
Similar patterns exist for the objects of passives and infinitives and for cases where the target noun phrase appears as the subject of a clause or the object of a prepositional phrase
The true prepositional phrase
is composed of a "preposition and a noun phrase" (out the door, by Billy, etc.
The prepositional phrase
withoute (n) more is occasionally to be found as a line-filler and rhyme-tag in Middle English poetry.
Genitive complements, either without prepositions or in a prepositional phrase
od+genitive (6), with verbs such as bojati se (to be afraid of), plasiti se (to be scared of), strahovati (to fear), gnusati se (to loathe), stidjeti se (to be ashamed of), sramiti se (to be ashamed of), groziti se (tu shudder), libiti se (to hesitate), zazirati (to have an aversion to) and so on are primarily motivated by the nature of emotion they express i.
For this purpose, the following structures were considered: adverbial phrase, adjectival phrase, noun phrase, prepositional phrase
, and verb phrase, adverbials in dependent clauses and those used parenthetically.
On the other hand, the conative construction is realized by a prepositional phrase
introduced by on preceding accusative case objects.
The other two examples given in (29a) are remarkable in so far as they may drop a prepositional phrase
with mit and a nonreferential sich in the reciprocal construction as opposed to the basic use with singular subjects (29b):
Sentences (19) and (20) are contradictory because the prepositional phrase
contradicts the direction conveyed by the verbs' meanings.
In the following example, there is a prepositional phrase
("over the counter") within the noun string.
This is often easy to overlook when an intervening prepositional phrase
confuses the issue.