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    Default bracketing constituents

    In the sentence 'set in a beautiful 24 acre park framed by chestnut trees and lilac bushes, this lovingly restored 16th century chateau combines the character of yesteryear with the modern comforts of today'
    Is it true to say 'this lovingly restored 16th century chateau' is the subject? can this be broken down/does it need to be broken down further into Od, Oi, Cs, Co or A? basically can a constituent consist of a phrase or does the analysis need to be deeper for bracketing the constituents? I hope this is making sense. THank you.

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    Default Re: bracketing constituents

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Is it true to say 'this lovingly restored 16th century chateau' is the subject?
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    can this be broken down
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    does it need to be broken down further
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    into Od, Oi, Cs, Co or A?
    Maybe A and others. Not the first four.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    basically can a constituent consist of a phrase or does the analysis need to be deeper for bracketing the constituents?
    The subject is an NP. That's phrase. It breaks down into its constituents,

    demonstrative pronoun (this); modifies chateau
    adverb (lovingly); modifies restored
    adjective (restored); head of the AP
    adjective phrase (lovingly restored); modifies 16th century chanteau
    adjective (16th); modifies century
    adjective (century); head of the AP
    adjective phrase (16th century); modifies chateau
    noun (chateau); head of the NP

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