Tag Archives: Complement

Adjunct

An Adjunct “is an element that has not got the potential of being Subject; that is, it cannot be elevated to the interpersonal status of modal responsibility…typically realized by an adverbial group or a prepositional phrase” (H & M, p.123-4). For a … Continue reading

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Complement

A Complement is ” an element within the Residue that has the potential of being Subject but is not; in other words, it is an element that has the potential for being given the interpersonally  elevated status of modal responsibility…typically … Continue reading

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Residue

The Residue is those parts of the clause as exchange that are not contained within the Mood block and “consists of functional elements of three kinds: Predicator [one], Complement [one or two] and Adjunct [up to about seven]” (H & M, … Continue reading

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