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Determine whether the bracketed string of words in each of the sentences below is a constituent of its sentence.

Justify your answers with evidence from at least two constituency tests. For each piece of evidence you provide, name the test that you are using and show the grammatical or ungrammatical sentence that represents the implementation of that test for the string in question.


Oliver loves [playing on] his playmat.

Matt washed that [dirty pot] yesterday.

Oliver will [read that book] someday.

[This book about] dragons is too scary for children.

People need to understand [that raising children is a lot of work].

I gave him a bottle [before bed].

[A cranky old man] yelled at the children.

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