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  1. Newbie
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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Forms and function

    Hi! I need parsing some sentences and I am not sure if they are correct
    this is my first post here, I need someone tell me if what I am doing is correct or not, because I have a test and a homework of parsing sentences according to form and function,please someone who could help me

    - Form Classes: noun(N),verb(V),adjective(Aj),adverb(Av), Noun Phrase(NP), Verb Phrase(VP),Adjetive phrase(AjP), Adverb phrase(AvP),genitive phrase(GP),and Preposiotional phrase(PP).

    - Function classes: subject(S), predicator(P), Object(O),Advervial(A), Complement(C), Modifiers(M), Head(H), auxiliaries(Aux), Main Verb(Mv), preposition
    [S(MAunt HGladys)P(Auxhas Mvseemed)C(Mrather Hgrumpy)A(Mjust Hrecently)]

    1._ Jack will kill the giant

    1a._ [(Jack)(will kill)(the giant)]

    1b._ [NP(NJack)VP(vwill Vkill)NP(dthe Ngiant)] FORM

    1c._ [S(HJack)P(Auxwill Mvkill)Od(Mthe Hgiant)] FUNCTION

    Mmmhhh something like this...

    2._I don't speak English very well (this is my case xD)
    3._This cup has been broken
    4._They will have been found by now
    5._He has a lot of work
    6._Mary bought a new dress yesterday
    7._She drove her car to the Airport the las week

    If someone has more of this type of subject that says to me please

    Thank you

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: Forms and function

    Welcome, kotenok.

    They look very good. One question. What does small v stand for in 1b? (It wasn't listed above.)

    1b._ [NP(NJack)VP(vwill Vkill)NP(dthe Ngiant)] FORM

    All the best.

    Please note that, we do not do homework assigments for you, but if you are having problems, we will try our best to guide you through.

  3. Newbie
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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Re: Forms and function

    thanks... I did my homework but I just want know if is right or not xD
    the little v is like the Aux in Function but you have to put in this way for Form

    Bye bye

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