This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'
This book investigates long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of the English imperative. Most earlier works within the generative tradition have claimed that the syntax of imperatives idiosyncratically and irreducibly differs from that of other English clauses. This work argues that, on the contrary, the imperative has a largely regular syntax which is fully compatible with current formal grammars of English. The putative differences reside primarily in three domainsthe behavior of the auxiliary verbs