Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Adjuncts (also called adverbials and satellites) are syntactically omissible constituents of a sentence or clause, or of a noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverbial or adpositional phrase. In contrast to arguments, adjuncts can be omitted without any effect on the grammaticality of the construction, except to dismiss the piece of information given by the silenced constituent. The term adjunct is also employed with a narrower sense to refer only to those omissible constituents that contribute to the verbal rep…

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Emilio Crespo, “Adjuncts”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000413>
First published online: 2013

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