Thursday, 4 October 2012

Adverbial Group & Prepositional Phrase: Viewed From Above

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 311):
While adverbial groups tend to realise circumstances of Manner: quality … and Manner: degree … — as well as modal and textual Adjuncts, other, experientially more complex circumstances that are more like indirect participants (for example Location, Cause, Accompaniment) tend to be realised by prepositional phrases.