I'm really struggling with drawing a tree representing wh-movement in "How was the plot discovered by the authorities?"
In the main VP, we have "by the authorities" as an adjunct, as well as "how," which moves all way from its adjunct position to the spec of CP.
[Howi was the plot discovered by the authories ti] (only showing the relevant movement).
Is this correct? That is, is "how" rightly an adjunct and/or is there meant to be an intermediate movement in here somewhere? Since there is no embedded clause and there is already a complement ("the plot"), this seems like the only way.