Wat zegt het voorzetsel?
Over het voorzetsel in het voorzetselvoorwerp
The prepositional object is in Dutch an often occurring part of the sentence. Grammars and methods for students Dutch as a foreign or as a second language, however, don’t vow much attention to this phrase and limit themselves to lists of verbs with a fixed preposition. In former times, it was discussed whether the prepositional object is an object at all. Today, most linguists agree it is. There is some general idea that the preposition in this semantic unit lost its meaning and is merely functional. The paper tries to give a look why a preposition is needed in the prepositional object and what is the meaning and function of the preposition in this semantic unit.