Friday, 28 December 2018

Adverbial Group & Prepositional Phrase: Functional Potential

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 363):
… there is functional overlap between adverbial group (and conjunction group) and prepositional phrase. They have the same general functional potential; but they differ in two related respects. 
(1) Since prepositional phrases include a nominal group, they have greater expressive potential than adverbial groups.
(2) Consequently they can construe more experientially complex circumstances.