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    Default please answer this question about syntax?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    assign an x-bar structure to
    John heard the claim which Bill made.

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    Default Re: please answer this question about syntax?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    assign an x-bar structure to
    John heard the claim which Bill made.
    NP - N' - N = John (Subject)
    VP - V' - V = heard (Verb)
    NP - N' - N = the claim (Object)
    CP - C' - C = which (Complement, not Adjunct)
    NP - N' - N = Bill (Subject)
    VP - V' - V = made (Verb)

    1. IP (Inflectional Phrase) branches into [NP] + [VP]:

    NP[John] + VP[heard the claim which Bill made]

    2. VP (Verb Phrase) branches into V + [NP + CP]:

    V[heard] + NP[[the claim] + CP[which Bill made]]

    3. CP (Complement Phrase) branches into C + [IP]:

    C[which] + IP[Bill made]

    4. IP branches into [NP] + [VP]:

    NP[Bill] + VP[made]

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    Default Re: please answer this question about syntax?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have the statement like that to present in x-bar scheme, if any one willing to help, I'll be grateful:

    The detectives have all read the letter in the garden shed after lunch.

    I don't know if it makes any sense:

    1.statement branches into NP [the detectives] and VP [all read the letters in the garden shed after lunch]
    2. NP branches into: Det. [the] and N [detectives]
    3. VP branches into: Specif. [all] and V" [read the letter in the garden shed after lunch]
    4. V" branches into: V' [read the letter in the garden] and AdvP [after lunch]
    5. V' branches into: V' [read the letter] and PP [in the garden]
    6. V' branches into: V [read] and NP [the letter]


    And one more what with 'all' in this statement to what it belongs to NP or VP?


    Thank you for any advise!


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    Last edited by hazeleyedgirl; 14-Aug-2008 at 21:05.

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