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Nouns and Prepositions taking Sentential Complements

Trees: NXNs, vxPs, Pss, nxPs, Tnx0N1s1, Tnx0A1s1.

ps/sent-comps-subjs-files/   ps/sent-comps-subjs-files/
(a)   (b)

{Sample trees for preposition: $\beta$Pss (a) and noun: $\alpha$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 8.8. For example, the noun claim takes only indicative complements with that, while the preposition with takes small clause complements, as seen in sentences ((49))-((52)).

Beth's claim that Clove was a smart dog ....  (49)0(49
Beth's claim that Clove a smart dog ....  (50)0(50
Dania wasn't getting any sleep with Doug sick .  (51)0(51
Dania wasn't getting any sleep with Doug was sick . 

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