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The Comprehensive Grammar (Quirk et al. 1985) describes comment clauses as either to-inﬁnitival, -ing clauses, nominal relatives or adverbial clauses. The problem here is that adverbial clauses were deﬁned principally as a function in the grammar, while these other clauses were all described as forms. Since all these forms can fulﬁl the adverbial function, either the entire class of adverbials can be comment clauses, making superfluous the mention of a few forms separately, or what is meant must be that comment clauses are adverbials but restricted to a few forms within that class, namely the ﬁnite adverbials.
Payne’s (2011) hierarchy of clause combination sheds some light on how the clauses of English relate to each other as a uniﬁed set, taking the grammatical analyses discussed in the previous sections a little further. However, it does reflect some of the form/function problems discussed previously. For example, Payne’s (2011) hierarchy is sometimes using function and sometimes formal categories of clause combination in order to position the English clauses along his cline of integration. Matthiessen (2002) presents a slightly different model of clause hierarchy, shown in Fig.
2. 3. 4. 5. Coordinate Nominal Clause Adverbial Clause Relative Clause Comparative Clause These functions have three structural types 1. ﬁnite 2. non-ﬁnite 3. 2 Function-ﬁrst Descriptions of the English Clause System 25 1. Nominal Clauses—subcategorize into nine forms across the three structural types: Finite 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. That clause (like content clauses) Wh-interrogative Yes-no/alternative interrogatives (whether/if…or) Exclamatives Nominal relatives (fused) Non-ﬁnite 6. To-inﬁnitive 7. -ing participle 8.