Goal (definition)

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A Noun Phrase with the thematic relation of a Goal indicates end location of a movement (real or abstract). In the sentence, “John walked to the store” Store is the goal in this sentence. In Gaelic, several different prepositions mark goals including ri, gu and do.

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  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.