Friday, 14 February 2020

Prepositional Phrase Complex Vs Prepositional Phrase With Nominal Group Complex

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 566):
Note the difference between these, which have two prepositional phrases in hypotactic relation, and phrases with between, which consist of one prepositional phrase with two paratactic nominal groups as Complement:
(he stood) between [ the door + | 2 and the window ]
It may be helpful to diagram these, as shown in Figure 8-2.