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Assignment_3 - Linguistics 1 Due October 14/15 in section...

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Assignment #3: Syntax *** Please write your answers on a separate piece of paper. *** P. 170 #3 Paraphrase each of the following sentences in two ways to show that you understand the ambiguity involved: Example: Smoking grass can be nauseating. i. Putting grass in a pipe and smoking it can make you sick. ii. Fumes from smoldering grass can make you sick. a. Dick finally decided on the boat. b. The professor ʼ s appointment was shocking. c. The design has big squares and circles. d. That sheepdog is too hairy to eat. e. Could this be the invisible man ʼ s hair tonic? f. The governor is a dirty street fighter. g. I cannot recommend him too highly. h. Terry loves his wife and so do I. i. They said she would go yesterday. j. No smoking section available. P. 172 #8 Following the patterns of the various tree examples in the text, draw phrase structure trees for the following sentences. ( Hint: You may omit the N ʼ level whenever N ʼ dominates a single N, so that, for example, the puppy has the structure: NP Det N a. The puppy found the child.
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