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What is extraposition?

 

Definition
 

Extrapostion is the process or result of moving an element from its normal place to a place at the end or near to the end of a sentence.

Example
 

The plumber arrived who we had called earlier. (who we had called earlier has been extraposed from its normal position after plumber.)

Source
 

Crystal 1997


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