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This paper investigates the causal interpretation of free adjuncts. These are non-clausal adjuncts that associate with an individual denoted by an argument of the main verb and contribute propositional content about that individual (e.g., being an Englishman in John, being an Englishman, is brave). Based on a comparison with since-clauses, I analyze causally interpreted free adjuncts as contributing presuppositional propositional content that provides supporting evidence for the speaker's maindoi:10.18148/sub/2019.v23i2.626 fatcat:4yh27f4j5jcr3fp65ukxlzijwi