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We've started phrase tree structuring, and I'm trying to practice by doing some of the harder examples from the book; and trying to break down ambiguous sentences into their separate meanings.
Anyway, I just randomly chose a sentence from a different exercise, which is no smoking section available. I'm doing one, and this is how far I've come:
See, I cannot figure out what comes on the other side, namely, what function does ‘available’ serve? Now, I know that sentences have the structure (S->NP+VP), so I am feeling that it should be VP, but then what does that break down into... I mean, what more specifically is ‘available’? Is it an adverb, adjective, etc?Code:S / \ / \ NP ?? / \ / \ / \ Adj N | | no-smoking section
Also, I've made a tree for the other meaning:
Basically, I'm just trying to test my skill, here, to know if I understand it or not. Are either of these diagrams correct in any way? Also, what to do about that darned ‘available’?Code:S / \ / \ NP ?? / \ / \ / \ Adj NP | / \ no Adj N | | smoking section
Thank you so much to anyone able to offer assistance,
Your sentence "no smoking section available" is a fragment, which you see commonly in spoken or casual language or on signs. The whole sentence would be something like "There is a no-smoking section available."