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syntax practice - large paintings . no 7. Jennifer can...

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Syntax I: Building Phrases Linguistics 100 October 20, 2010 1 Practice Which type of XP (phrasal category) does each of the following groups of words form? 1. the day before yesterday NP 2. past the fence in the yard PP 3. be on a train VP 4. never fail a test VP 5. the virtue of the contestants NP 6. during the movie about Chomsky PP 7. never tell a lie VP 8. against the wall PP 9. silently shimmy across the ballroom VP 10. beside the point PP Do the boldface words form a constituent? Use any of the tests. If so, what kind of XP? 1. Barack Obama is the president of the U.S. no 2. Margaret loves her teacup poodle. no 3. John Edwards bought a house in North Carolina . yes, PP 4. John Edwards bought a house in North Carolina . yes, NP 5. John Edwards bought a house in North Carolina . yes, VP 1
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Kirby/UBC/Ling 100/Syntax A 2010 Winter Term 1 6. My brother paints very
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Unformatted text preview: large paintings . no 7. Jennifer can speak French. no 8. Near Yaletown is a fantastic sushi restaurant yes, PP What syntactic category does each of the words belong to? 1. The Art extremely Adv fat Adj cat N ate V a Art massive Adj breakfast. N 2. Raj N would Aux occasionally Adv travel V to P the Art west Adj coast. N 3. No Art clever Adj student N ever Adv enrolls V in P a Art boring Adj course. N Now use brackets and labels to indicate the XP-level constituents of those sentences. 1. [ S [ NP The extremely fat cat] [ V P ate [ NP a massive breakfast] ] ] 2. [ S [ NP Raj] [ V P would occasionally travel [ PP to [ NP the west coast] ] ] ] 3. [ S [ NP No clever student] [ V P ever enrolls [ PP in [ NP a boring course] ] ] ] 2...
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