The Thought Occurs

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Relational And Mental Clauses Vs Material Clauses

Diagnostic: Acts & Facts

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 213): 
In being able to be construed not only with things as participants, but also with acts and facts, ‘relational’ clauses clearly differ from ‘material’ ones; but they resemble ‘mental’ ones in this respect.