Monday, 30 July 2018

Existential Clause Complexes

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 309):
Another common way of ‘locating’ the process in space–time is to follow it with a non-finite clause, e.g. there was an old woman tossed up in a basket, there’s someone waiting at the door, there’s a patient to see you; the two together form a clause complex.