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What is a postpositional phrase?



A postpositional phrase is an adpositional phrase in which a postposition is the head. The postposition follows its complement.


The phrase is an exocentric construction that functions as an adjectival or adverbial modifier. The complement to the postposition is typically one of the following:

  A postpositional phrase is a kind of

Comrie 1989 91

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