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Syntactic Entities

Complex Sentence it is a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause. Compound Sentence it is a sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses. Phrase it is a group of words forming an immediate syntactic constituent of a clause. Clause it is an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence. Pre-modifier is a word (or words), usually adjectives or adverbs, that comes before the word that it describes...

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Audiolingual Method

Biology             because he wants to be a doctor. In the first sentence of above sentence, there are two independent clauses “he went to college” and “I went to a market”, and one dependent clause “where I bought a book”. A sentence is a unit of syntactic structure that contains at least one finite clause. It may have more than one clause; if it does, the additional clauses may be finite or nonfinite. There are two main ways of categorizing sentences: by their internal clause structure, and by their...

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Praskova E Grammar In Newspapers PH 20

infinitive clauses (e.g. To get the job was what he really wanted.), -ing clauses (e.g. Walking home, I got very tired.), and –ed clauses (e.g. The work finished, we could leave early.). (Leech, 2006, p71) All three types have a varied range of syntactic roles, which means that they can stand on positions of different clause elements, such as subject, direct object, or complement. Moreover, apart from the three above mentioned types Biber describes the fourth type of non-finite clauses- so called...

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Clauses

dependent clauses 10 4.1 Infinitive clauses 10 4.2 Ing-clauses 11 4.3 Ed-participle clauses 11 4.4 Verbless clauses 12 5. Dependent clauses with no main clause 12 6. Clause structures 13 6.1 Multiple class membership of verbs 14 7. Syntactic function of clause elements……………………………………………………14 7.1 Subject…………………………………………………………………………………………..15 7.2 Object (direct and indirect)……………………………………………………………………...17 7.3 Complement: subject and object………………………………………………………………...18 ...

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Presupposition in Semantics

first and then went to meet her friends. In effect, sentence a) states the fact that Linda really met her friends. It is this temporal clause that ensures the truth of sentence b) and also triggers the presupposition in b). Last but not least, syntactic structure such as cleft sentence can also act as a trigger for the production of certain types of presupposition. For example,a)It was the noise that annoyed me. b)What annoyed me was the noise. c)Something annoyed me. In the example, the cleft...

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Strunk & White - The Elements of Style, 4th Edition(1)

laughing flesh (not one of his regularly scheduled stops), the reader would know who was who. Young writers often suppose that style is a garnish for the meat of prose, a sauce by which a dull dish is made palatable. Style has no such separate entity; it is nondetachable, unfilterable. The beginner should approach style warily, realizing that it is an expression of self, and should turn resolutely away from all devices that are popularly believed to indicate style—all mannerisms, tricks, adornments...

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Attributive Appositive Clauses

means of conveying a thought (line 1, page 221, chapter 15, V.L. Kaushanskaya “Grammar of the English Language”, Moscow 2000). M.Y. Blokh states that a sentence is the immediate integral unit of speech built up of words according to a definite syntactic pattern and distinguished by a contextually relevant communicative purpose. Any coherent connection of words having an informative destination is effected within the framework of the sentence. Therefore the sentence is the main object of syntax as...

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DENG201 ENGLISH II

meaning clear. So, we use words in a group which make sense called a sentence. In the field of linguistics, a sentence is an expression in natural language. It is often defined as a grammatical unit consisting of one or more words that bear minimal syntactic relation to the words that precede or follow it. A sentence can include words grouped meaningfully to express a statement, question, exclamation, request, command or suggestion. Hence, we can define sentence as, A sentence is a group of words arranged...

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Theoretical Grammar

action or point of time in the present, past or future. 28 THE STRUCTURAL ASPECT OF THE SENTENCE 1. Classification of sentences according to their structure. 2. The notions of valency, structural minimum and the elementary sentence. 3. The syntactic processes of extending and compressing the elementary sentence. 1. The sentence as we stated above possesses three main aspects: structural (it says how the sentence is built, semantic (it says what the sentence is about), and communicative...

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Ways Of Expressing The Subject

sentence, and also of the various types of sentences, their structure and meaning (M. Ganshina and N. Vasilevskaya, 1954: 259). The sentence is a unit of speech which serves as a means of conveying a thought and is formed according to a certain syntactic pattern and pronounced with certain intonation typical of the given language (Ye. Mkhitaryan and others, 2004: 87). Every sentence shows the relation of the statement to reality from the point of view of the speaker. A sentence may consist of a single...

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