In the sentence, "The judge settled the dispute in favour of John", is "in favour of John" a resultative? I am being asked to explain what this string shows about the verb "settle".


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    Well, what do you think? – jlawler Apr 23 '20 at 1:12
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    "The dispute" is Od of "settled" and the PP "in favour of John" is complement of "settled" – BillJ Apr 23 '20 at 12:27
  • That works, but I'd prefer to consider in favour of John as a complement of the VP settled the dispute. – jlawler Apr 23 '20 at 17:03

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