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4 Relative Clauses as the Head of a Nominal Group

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While relative clauses often function as a qualifier within a group, they may also function as the subject or object of the verb. This chapter observes, for example, the use of the relative clause as subject in Matt 5:19. In this instance, the relative pronoun does not function to bring the clause in which it is used in relation to another clause. Instead, the relative clause functions as the subject of the main clause. There are a number of examples that illustrate how an articular participial clause is used to fill the same slot as a relative clause as the subject or complement of a clause in the New Testament. Articular participial clauses that function either as subject or complement are exceedingly common. In these instances, the referent is identified as a member of a class whose identifying characteristic is a process, which is realized by the participle.

Keywords: articular participial clause; Matt 5:19; New Testament; relative clauses



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