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extraposition

[ek-struh-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌɛk strə pəˈzɪʃ ən/
noun, Linguistics
1.
a rule of transformational grammar that shifts a subordinate or modifying clause to the end of a sentence, as in changing That you sign the paper is necessary to It is necessary that you sign the paper.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; extra- + position; apparently coined by Otto Jespersen
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extraposition

/ˌɛkstrəpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
placement of something outside something else
2.
(transformational grammar) a rule that moves embedded clauses out to the end of the main clause, converting, for example, A man who will help has just arrived into A man has just arrived who will help
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