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Unformatted text preview: NAME (PRINT): LastlSurname First thven Name STUDENT #: SIGNATURE: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSESSAUGA AUGUST 2009 FiNAL EXAMINATION LIN204H58 Engiish Grammar Kusay Ahmad Duration - 2 hours Aids: None You may be charged with an academic offence for possessing the following items during the writing of an exam unless otherwise specified: any unauthorized aids, including but not limited to calculators, cell phones, pagers, wristwatch calculators, personal digital assistants (PDAs), iPods, MP3 players, or any other device. if any of these items are in your possession in the area of your desk, please turn them off and put them with your belongings at the front of the room before the examination begins. A penalty may be imposed if any of these items are kept with you during the writing of your exam. Please note, students are NOT allowed to petition to RE—WRlTE a final examination. Final Examination (40%) The Examination Question Paper Contains 9 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 7 1. (7.5 points). Apply the constituency tests of Pronominalization and Coordination on the bracketed sequences below to determine their categorical constituent structure. Each test should be applied just once on each sequence. Your conclusion should state whether the bracketed sequence is a phrase or not. Then, if it is a phrase, you have to identify its syntactic category. I. The audience found your lecture [really very interesting]. a. Pronominalization: b. Coordination: c. Conclusion: 2. Some people [highly evaluate themselves these days]. a. Pronominalization: b. Coordination: 0. Conclusion: 3. Why do you think that [that young gentleman who joined us recently] is an FBI agent? a. Pronorninalization: b. Coordination: ('3. Conclusion: 4. [Her new] coat has large leather buttons. a. Pronominalization: b. Coordination: c. Conclusion: 5. He spent all the night sleeping [in a dark room without even a candle]. a. Pronomina’lization: ‘0. Coordination: 0. Conclusion: 2. (9 points). Each of the following sentences is ambiguous, and can have two possible meanings. State the two meanings, and draw two different labeled trees to represent the syntactic structure of each sentence - one for each meaning. Be sure to draw the trees for the sentences themselves, not for the paraphrases. 1. John took the book from the library. Meaning 1: Meaning 2: 2. Leslie is the son of Frank’s daughter. Meaning 1: Meaning 2: 3. He is a close friend and a loyal supporter of the Queen. Meaning 1: Meaning 2: 3. (7 points). Identify and classify each subordinate (embedded) clause in the foliowing sentences. Use any of the following descriptions as a guideline for your classification: subject subordinate clause (subject noun clause), object subordinate clause (object noun clause), subordinate indirect question, embedded imperative clause, restrictive relative clause, non-restrictive relative clause. The first one has been done for you. 1. The facts that you explained to me clarified the matter. a. Clause: that you explained to me b. Its type:.restrictive relative clause 2. It’s easy to say that you’ll do it. a. Clause: b. Its type: 3. We stayed in the motel we reached that night. a. Clause: 7 b. Its type: 4. Windsor, where Jill lives now, is a small city. a. Clause: b. Its type: 5. The judge ordered that the sentence be carried out. a. Clause: b. Its type: 6. Whose shoes these are I don’t know. a. Clause: b. Its type: 7. They might wonder whether he could still be away for some reasons. 3. Clause: b. Its type: 8. What she said angered her mother. a. Clause: to. Its type: 4. (5 points). Explain Why each of the following sentences is ill~fonned. You are not supposed to correct the sentences, but to provide syntactic arguments for their ungrarrnnaticality. I. We wonder when are traveling to the United Kingdom. 2. This idea is the most main principle in his theory. 3. The child ran the taxi behind. 4. The student is rather sad because got a low grade in the test. 5. And it was quite warm, they went to the park. 5. (5 points). From each of the following sentences, form: a. a yes-no question b. a passive sentence 1. Peter will be providing some useful information about the epidemic. a. yes-no question: 13. passive sentence: 2. Government workers have built a new cottage for the Prime Minister. 3. yes-no question: b. passive sentence: 3. The police arrested many drug dealers last night. a. yes—no question: b. passive sentence: 4. The scientists usually discover a cure for one type or another of cancer every now and then. a. yes-no question: b. passive sentence: 5. The Canadian athletes could win most of the gold medals in the Olympics. a. yes—no question: b. passive sentence: 6. (4 points). For each of the underlined verb groups below, construct a Reichenbach diagram showing the relative positions of E, R, and S as determined by the tense form. 1. When I arrived at the station, the train was moving. was moving 2. The train had left before I arrived at the station. had left arrived 3. I think he will answer all the questions correctly. think will answer 4. She must have encountered many problems in her adolescence. must have encountered 5. You haven’t had such a chance in your life. haven’t had 6. He is watching a movie at the moment. is watching 7. (2.5 points). Give an example of each of the following: 1. a sentence in the future perfect progressive in the passive voice 2. a sentence with interrogative mood but imperative illocutionary force 3. a sentence that has a reflexive pronoun whose antecedent is an implicit second person singular 4. a sentence with an interrogative force and interrogative illocutionary force 5. a noun phrase that has a predeterminer, determiner, postdeterminer, adjective phrase, noun, and prepositional phrase ...
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