Up above as a Complex Preposition

Hideo Hirao


Hirao (2013) indicated that a string, up above, might be considered as a complex preposition. Using British National Corpus (BNC) as our main source of data, this article examines this string from the following three view points: 1. Distribution pattern as a complex preposition. 2. Zero derivation as a prepositional adverb. 3. Modification by adverbs. It is hoped that through these examinations, the string’s status as a complex preposition in present-day English will be established.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/elr.v3n1p12


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