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2–17 Pesticides move into the soil as a result of three processes: pesticide diffusion in the aqueous phase along a solute-concentration, diffusion in the gas phase in response to a gradient in gas-phases concentration, and convection (mass flow) of the pesticide. 2–18 The giraffe and the elephant have solved the same problem: how to drink without kneeling. 3 Comparative specifics A borderline pattern, which we have nevertheless accepted, given its similarity to the core SN cases, is where the specifics of the SN is presented in a comparative construction.

E. the requirement for lexical realisation and the signposting functions, must still be explained if a comprehensive treatment of the area is to be provided. Ivanic (1991) and Schmid (2000) both note the parallel between the ‘container sentence’ frame and Halliday’s account of ‘identifying clauses’, clauses in which the subject and complement are equated and presented as having a shared identity. ’ Thus, example 2–6 could be reworded as 2–6a, as follows: 2–6a That it is not possible to explain adequately the photoresponse in the whole wavelength range of these films within the theoretical framework of only one model is the reason.

Huddleston (1971: 198) has made a similar observation, but takes it further: Clause structure: SN + be + nominalisation 17 It . . seems reasonable to argue that the relation of complements to verbs in clauses is essentially the same as that of complements to nouns in NP’s. This seems evident in the case of nominalizations – compare his assumption that it was so and he assumed that it was so, but can plausibly be generalized to nouns like fact, idea and so on, that have no verb counterparts. Fact would thus be a one-place predicate, idea a two-place one (his idea that.

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