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 I think at least Role and Reference Grammar would just say that 'put' has
a (semantic) locative as one of its core arguments, and that English marks
that locative in a variety of ways, most of which (but not all) involve
prepositions.

On 7 Sep 2017 13:40, "B. R. George" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for this point! In context of the course we defined things in such a
> way that 'there' and 'here' count as (among other things) PPs, but you're
> quite right that that's revisionist terminology and that some other
> characterization of what's a valid second complement would be clearer.
>
> On Sep 7, 2017 14:29, "Eyal Minsky-Fenick" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Actually, it doesn't need a prepositional phrase. A pronoun of location
> works just as well:
> Put it there.
> I put it over here.
>
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 13:02 B. R. George <[log in to unmask]
> >
> wrote:
>
> > I'm sure there's some specialized term term, but I'd just say something
> > like 'requires both a nominal and a locative PP as complements, in that
> > order' to my intro Syntax students. There are so many different verb
> > selectional behaviors that I think having a general open-ended succinct
> > descriptive language is usually clearer than having a large number of
> > hyperspecialized terms for specific cases.
> >
> > B
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Mitchell Halley <
> > [log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > so put is a transitive verb right but in order to use it you also need
> a
> > > prepositional phrase
> > > there's almost certainly a word for that type of transitivity but idk
> > what
> > > it is please help
> > >
> >
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