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This hugely winning textual content has lengthy been thought of a customary creation to the sensible research of English sentence constitution. As in past versions, key strategies akin to constituency, class and serve as are rigorously defined as they're introduced.

content material: advent 1. Sentence constitution: ingredients 2. Sentence constitution: capabilities three. Sentence constitution: different types four. the fundamental Verb word five. Adverbials and different concerns 6. extra on verbs: auxiliary VPs7. The constitution of Noun words eight. Sentences inside of Sentences nine. Wh-clauses 10. Non-finite clauses eleven. Languages, sentences and grammars additional ReadingIndex
summary: This hugely winning textual content has lengthy been thought of a typical creation to the sensible research of English sentence constitution. As in past versions, key recommendations reminiscent of constituency, classification and serve as are rigorously defined as they're brought

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If you applied the question movement test with this one, you would have had to supply a form of the verb do: Did only six of the domino-toppling contestants come properly equipped? (e) [It] [was Lydia who finally trapped the pig]. As in (c) above, it is an empty subject, but it undergoes movement in the question (cf. ). qxd 5/13/10 15:26 Page 41 EXERCISES (f) [The fact that you received no greetings from Mars] [doesn’t mean that it is uninhabited]. (g) This is an example where the subject does not begin the sentence.

As in (c) above, it is an empty subject, but it undergoes movement in the question (cf. ). qxd 5/13/10 15:26 Page 41 EXERCISES (f) [The fact that you received no greetings from Mars] [doesn’t mean that it is uninhabited]. (g) This is an example where the subject does not begin the sentence. That evening is not part of the subject. So: [Laura] [learned the Health and Safety Regulations by heart]. 2. The following are the only well-formed subject~predicate combinations: (d) + (b); (d) + (g); (e) + (b); (e) + (g).

A) [No one] [has ordered my lovely prune-and-spinach fritters]. (b) [Her memory for names] [was a constant source of amazement to him]. (c) [There] [are too many uninvited guests here]. As mentioned in the chapter, there doesn’t mention anything. Nevertheless, the question movement test gives a clear result: cf. Are there too many uninvited guests here? (d) [Only six of the domino-toppling contestants] [came properly equipped]. If you applied the question movement test with this one, you would have had to supply a form of the verb do: Did only six of the domino-toppling contestants come properly equipped?

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