Afrikaans: finite declarative complement clauses : construction forms

Haidee Kruger, Bertus van Rooy

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    Finite declarative complement clauses in Afrikaans prototypically take the form of a dependent clause embedded in a superordinate clause, usually called the matrix clause. This happens most frequently in a matrix clause with a subject and verb, to which the complement clause relates as an object clause, but declarative complement clauses can also be integrated as subject clauses or predicate clauses, as presented in Finite Declarative complement clauses: Syntactic distribution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationTaalportaal
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016


    • verb phrase
    • finite declarative complement clause
    • complementiser
    • word order

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