Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Metaphorical Variant Of Quality Attribution

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 268n):
There is a metaphorical variant, where the Attribute is realised by of + a nominal group with a nominalisation as Thing/Head; for example, of crucial importance in: In India now, the question of the minorities and how to satisfy their aspirations is of crucial importance. The congruent version is ... is crucially important.