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Unformatted text preview: former roommate at UCLA that John made a birthday card last Sunday. 2 (ii) Bill talked to the girl at the front desk. b* It is the girl that John likes at the front desk. c* It is at the front desk that John likes the girl. At the front desk is a complement to the girl and hence they form one constituent. Example b tries to cleave only the girl, leaving at the front desk at the back, creating a mistake. Example c is wrong because the state of the verb like cannot be modified hence cannot take a complement, just like know and recognize mentioned in our lecture. And also for the same reason as in example a, with the girl at the front desk as one constituent, it is not correct to cleave part of it out....
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course LING 300 taught by Professor Anthropology during the Spring '12 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.
- Spring '12