# Thread: Diagramming Longfellow

1. ## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

By the way, I looked into whether or not there is an acknowledged thing called a "correlative adverb". I am still not sure. There is not doubt that "as...as" is correlative, and there is no doubt that it is joining, but is it not acting as an adverb? Frankly, I don't know.

2. ## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

Also, I would not only call your diagram superb; I would call it "superber" than mine. And, what modesty??

3. Banned
Join Date
Nov 2009
Posts
966

## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

Originally Posted by Frank Antonson
By the way, I looked into whether or not there is an acknowledged thing called a "correlative adverb". I am still not sure. There is not doubt that "as...as" is correlative, and there is no doubt that it is joining, but is it not acting as an adverb? Frankly, I don't know.

1. He can run as fast as he.
2. It is far from Swe to USA.

I call these correlative structures. Correlative adverbs, correlative prepositions. Correlative means they have a structurally parallel relationship and neither of the correlated parts can exist alone.

Diagram the second sentence.

5. Banned
Join Date
Nov 2009
Posts
966

## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

Thanks, Frank. I agree. The correlation is denoted by the broken line joining the prep. phrases together under the base line. There is an element of cohesion between these prepositions. They can't live their lives alone because distances have a starting point and an end point.

EDIT: What does that x on the slanted line stand for?

6. ## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

"the" modifying "distance"

I think you have discovered "correlative prepositions". House and Harman make no mention of them.

7. Banned
Join Date
Nov 2009
Posts
966

## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

Originally Posted by Frank Antonson
"the" modifying "distance"

I think you have discovered "correlative prepositions". House and Harman make no mention of them.
Or make mention of them otherwise.

House and Harman puts me in mind of Harman /Kardon. I had a Harman/Kardon home cinema amplifier once (not a Mark Levinson quality).

Mark Levinson -- more expensive than an Enzo Ferrari.

8. Banned
Join Date
Nov 2009
Posts
966

## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

Originally Posted by Frank Antonson
Quirk says they are coordinated space adjuncts (goal and source adjuncts). The coordination should be expressed explicitly in RK. How? I think your diagram is fine.

9. ## Re: Diagramming Longfellow

You have just used language that I do not understand. But it sounded impressive -- an accurate.

Page 2 of 2 First 12

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1