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    #1

    Attaching the branches correctly

    Hello dear forums-users,

    I would be very glad if you could help me with this tree diagramm: where does the PP has to be attached? At phrase-level or bar-level?

    CP
    / |
    / C'
    | \
    | DP
    | |
    | D'__
    | | TP?
    | | | or
    | | T'?
    | | | VP ?
    | | | | or
    | | | V' ?
    | | | |
    C D T V PP
    that she would go to the hospital

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    #2

    Re: Attaching the branches correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by juluskina View Post
    Hello, dear forums-users,

    I would be very glad if you would help me with this tree diagram. Where does the PP have to be attached? At phrase (no hypen) level or bar (no hypen) level?

    CP
    / |
    / C'
    | \
    | DP
    | |
    | D'__
    | | TP?
    | | | or
    | | T'?
    | | | VP ?
    | | | | or
    | | | V' ?
    | | | |
    C D T V PP
    that she would go to the hospital That's not a sentence.
    I don't know, but I do know that the last line is wrong.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: Attaching the branches correctly

    Here's a tree of your clause. As you can see, the PP is a dependent in the embedded subordinate clause.

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