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Table 3 Semantic and logicosemantic types of circumstance (after Halliday and Matthiessen 2004: 262–263)

From: Circumstantiation: taking a broader look at circumstantial meanings

Logicosemantic type Semantic type Semantic subtype Probe question
Enhancing Extent distance how far?
duration how long?
frequency how often?
Location place where?
time when?
Manner means how?
quality how?
comparison how? what like?
degree how much?
Cause reason why?
purpose what for?
behalf who for?
Contingency condition why?
Extending Accompaniment comitative who or what with?
additive who or what else?
Elaborating Role guise what as?
product what into?
Projecting Matter   what about?
Angle   according to whom?