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Introductory Note

Toestablishtheseresults,Ilookintoseveralsubsystems ofEnglishsyntax-- the"predicatecomplement"system (Chapters1-3)andthe"determinercomplement"systemof comparativeandrelativeclauseconstructions(Chapters4 and5).Myanalysesarebynomeansexhaustiveorcomplete accountsofthesesyntacticsubsystems,butareinstead selectiveexplorationsofsomeofthegrammaticalregions wherecomplementizersoccurorhavebeenthoughttooccur. Twoparticularlyobviousdefectsaremycompletedisregard oftheso-calledPoss-ingcomplementizerandmyinvidious neglectoftherelativeclauseinfavorofafairlyde-

structure of the noun phrase, including articles and quantifiers -- matter for separate monographs.