Friday, 22 February 2019

Qualifier: Nature Of The Characterisation

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 382):
But the characterisation here is in terms of some process in which the Thing is, directly or indirectly, a participant. It may be a major process — that is, a clause, finite or non-finite; or a minor process — a prepositional phrase. … The non-finite clause may appear in this environment with no verb present, eg the poles with flags on