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    Unhappy Drawing Tree diagrams

    Hi everyone,

    Exactly, how do we draw the tree diagrams on phrase structures which are more complicated;involving noun clauses, and embedded prepositional phrases?

    Thank you...

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    Re: Drawing Tree diagrams

    I'm guessing you are referring to: Phrase structure rules.

    This link should help you:

    http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~bhatt/lin380l-f03/l2.pdf

    Also, this article from Wikipedia explains the process more in depth--including adjectival phrases and prepositional phrases. Remember that this is recursive, so there is bound to be a place in the tree where you will revert to the basic NP (noun phrase) structure.

    Phrase structure rules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Good luck!

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    Re: Drawing Tree diagrams

    Hi again,
    Thank you so much! It has given the much-desired confidence to prepare for my coming exam.


    Regards...

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    Wink Re: Drawing Tree diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by linroy_png View Post
    Hi again,
    Thank you so much! It has given the much-desired confidence to prepare for my coming exam.


    Regards...
    You're welcome and good luck!

    Paco

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    Re: Drawing Tree diagrams

    Hello!

    During my last class we were learning ow to draw it and I think very usefull is book by Virginia Evans An Introduction to Language"

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    Re: Drawing Tree diagrams

    Well, I recommend you to read a book named Syntax by Andrew Carnie....There're some explicit rules in the book that tell you how to draw a tree diagram correctly. you can learn the rules step by step, and there are lots of examples there :)
    If you want I can write you some of the important rules :)

    Good Luck

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