Can someone tell me

i) in terms of constituent tree structure, if a long way is a complement as opposed to an adjunct

ii) in terms of thematic roles, whether a long way takes on the role of location or is there such a role as "distance"?

iii) in terms of syntactic category, is the ostensible NP functioning as an adverbial phrase?

iv) in the sentence She has come a long way, is the thematic role of the subject theme/experiencer/agent?

My appreciation for your time and help!!

  • 1
    I always thought that "come a long way" was an idiomatic phrasal verb. May 25, 2023 at 18:22
  • 1
    Measure phrases with verbs of motion are very common: Go ten miles, Move three blocks, Come across the room, etc. What's the problem?
    – jlawler
    May 25, 2023 at 18:37


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