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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In the specific case of Spanish (3b), and exactly the same in (3b'), the wh-object is actually a prepositional object, which means that it values Case against the preposition.
The corpus of J, on the other hand, contains higher incidence of gerundial clauses syntactically operating as direct object, prepositional object, and postmodifier.
The prepositional object news of Loren's arrest is informatively more relevant than news, since it is far more specific about the nature of what is communicated.
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):
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.
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".
We find a key piece of evidence that supports this interpretation in the assignment of the accusative case to the prepositional object.
Western Australia), "join in" has been analysed as a verbal form that requires a 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.