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    Dear teachers,

    If you ask students to analyse a sentence, would there be any difference if you said :

    a) "Analyse this sentence into constituents", or
    b) "Analyse this sentence into IMMEDIATE constituents" ?

    Many thanks,
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    Default Re: "immediate constituents"

    http://wwwa.britannica.com/eb/articl...constituent&ct=

    I read some books about it before. I'm not sure if they're different but I would say they are similar ideas.

    I think constituents very interesting. Hope that helps!

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    Default Re: "immediate constituents"

    Are "immediate constituents" the parts of speech and the "constituents" the sentence elements ?

    Blacknomi, would it be possible to have a bit more of the article?

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    There are two kinds of constituents, immediate and ultimate:

    immediate: subject + predicate
    EX: [Max and I] [go to the store every day].

    ultimate: what's inside the subject and the predicate
    EX: [[Max] [and] [I]] [go [to [[the] store]] [everyday]]

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    Default Re: "immediate constituents"

    Thanks

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    Default Re: "immediate constituents"

    Thanks, Cassi!

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