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I’m going to put those things on the table……. in a box.

Reading so much linguistics now, I immediately put this utterance into my file to fit into what I am reading. This sentence stands on its own going to ‘table’ but can be extended by a locative prepositional phrase, making ‘on the table’ an adjectival appurtenance of ‘things’ as opposed to being the goal of ‘put’. So instead of answering the question ‘where’, ‘on the table’ answers the question ‘which things.’ ‘Where’ now answered by the prepositional locative phrase ‘in a box’. 

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