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“There should be so much more, not of orange, of words . . . “

“ . . . further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. . . . “

May you call these adverbial phrases? Or, may you call them parenthetical?

  • I want more of this, not of that. It's a supplemental predicate complement, IMO. I want more of this [and] not [more] of that. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 13 '17 at 0:28
  • May, maybe, “ . . . supplemental([s]?) . . . “ seem like parentheticals? – saySay May 27 '17 at 6:57
  • I don't think so. Parenthetical example: I would like a raise in salary and, now that we are discussing it, a much longer vacation. A parenthetical is divorced from the syntax of the matrix, whereas an additional or supplemental complement plugs into it. Do you see how [more] is carried over from the matrix? – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 27 '17 at 9:58
  • I have no idea what your first example is trying to say, but the second example I would understand to mean that [someone is] "further out than you thought [and is] not waving but drowning". We have two subject complements there, x and y: Someone is {x} and [someone is] {y} – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 27 '17 at 10:05

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