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Trees: NXNs, vxPs, Pss, nxPs,
Nouns and Prepositions taking Sentential Complements
Sample trees for preposition: Pss (a) and noun: NXNs (b) taking sentential complements
Prepositions and nouns can also select sentential complements, using
the trees listed above. These trees use the <mode> and <comp> features as shown in Figure 8.9. For example,
the noun claim takes only indicative complements with that, while the preposition with takes small clause
complements, as seen in sentences ((51))-((54)).
- Beth's claim that Clove was a smart dog....
- Beth's claim that Clove a smart dog....
- Dania wasn't getting any sleep with Doug sick.
- Dania wasn't getting any sleep with Doug was sick.