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    Urgent! Phrases and Clauses - Syntax Question! help please~

    Divide the following sntences into functional contituents. Write down and label each functional constituent on a separate line.

    (a) The keepers fromthe zoo down the road should be here soon.

    (b) Yesterday I showed them the piglets from the farm.

    please teach me how to answer this question! Many thanks!

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    Re: Urgent! Phrases and Clauses - Syntax Question! help please~

    It's an assignment, so show us how far you have got.

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    Re: Urgent! Phrases and Clauses - Syntax Question! help please~

    In keeping with our Editor's advice, you will need to look into what functional constituents are and how they are ordered in English. From Syntax II: Phrases and Function:
    English main (declarative clauses) generally display the following order of functional constituents:

    (Adjunct) Subject Verb Indirect Object Direct Object (Adjunct)

    (Adjuncts occur variably clause-initially or clause-finally)


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    Re: Urgent! Phrases and Clauses - Syntax Question! help please~

    This is not a assignment question~ This is the past exam paper~ cause two week later i have a exam~ so, i review the past exam paper, but i can do this question! Can anyone teach me~ Thank's

    p.s. Question 8 for my attachment


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    Re: Urgent! Phrases and Clauses - Syntax Question! help please~

    Did you visit the link I provided in post #3?

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