Monday, 4 February 2019

Classifier In Incongruent Nominal Groups

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 378):
In an incongruent nominal group corresponding to a congruent clause, the Classifier may correspond to either a participant or circumstance in the transitivity structure of the clause; for example:
I would have thought the entry of the Americans into the war, the British and French efforts, and the losses sustained in Ludendorf’s final offensive had something to do with it,