extraposition

noun
ex·​tra·​position | \ ¦ekstrə+ \

Definition of extraposition

: a transformation in which a syntactic constituent (such as a noun phrase or sentence) is moved outside of the constituent that contains it especially : one in which a subject that is a sentence which has itself undergone a transformation is so moved and leaves behind the pronoun it

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History and Etymology for extraposition

extra- + position

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“Extraposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraposition. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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