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Willis, David (2003). Introduction to comparative syntax.

URL: http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/dwew2/li4/2_word_order.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-08).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 661&langcode=nld (2019-01-22).


Example #1:

    (c)   ...dat Jan het boek aan Marie gegeven heeft.
    that Jan the book to Marie given             has
    '...that Jan gave the book to Marie.'      (Dutch, Zwart 1997: 32)
Example #2:

    (175)          ...dat Jan het boek niet kocht.
    that Jan the book NEG bought
    '...that Jan didn't buy the book.'                (Dutch, Zwart 1997: 88)
Example #3:

    (187)       Jan     kust Marie.
    John kisses Mary
    'John is kissing Mary.'                             (Zwart 1997: 22)
Example #4:

    (188)       Weer kust Jan Marie.
    again kisses John Mary
    'Again John is kissing Mary.'                       (Zwart 1997: 27)
Example #5:

    (189)       Marie kussen de jongens vaak.
    Mary kiss.PL the boys often
    'The boys kiss Mary a lot.'                         (Zwart 1997: 27)
Example #6:

    (190)       Gisteren heeft Jan Marie gekust.
    yesterday has John Mary kissed
    'Yesterday John kissed Mary.'
Example #7:

    (191)       Ik weet, dat Jan        gisteren    Marie gekust       heeft.
    I know that John yesterday Mary kissed                 has
    'I know that yesterday John kissed Mary.'