Do prepositions alter the meaning of a subject in a way that changes what the verb's compliment is referring to? (Specifically infinitive phrase compliments)
- I work
at my position in timeto have pie. [Does
at my position in timemake "to have pie" refer to me specifically at my position in time has pie or I at any time have pie]
under the tablefears to stand up. [Does
under the tablechange the subject for "to stand up" to mean: if Larry was not under the table he might not fear to stand up]
If prepositions do alter the meaning of a subject, what could I do to make those infinitive phrases refer to the subject without the preposition?
(I know I'm trying too much to have no confusion in the meaning, however the situation requires this level of scrutiny.)
Edit: It has been proven that prepositions after the subject alter the meaning of the subject. However it has not been answered whether prepositions after the verb alter the meaning of the subject.