By Richard Hudson
English Grammar: * is helping clients to appreciate grammatical techniques * encourages the reader to training utilizing newly came upon options to daily texts * teaches scholars to research virtually each note in any English textual content * offers lecturers and scholars with an organization grounding in a procedure which they could either comprehend and practice.
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The good news for you is that there is only one more toplevel word-class (adverb), and only one more distinction to be made (within ‘verb’). So we have already covered nearly all the word-classes. 1 So far, I hope, so good. Now we come to a research question—a point where the dust of current research hasn’t yet settled (in contrast with virtually everything I have said so far), but which we can’t simply skirt round because the words involved are so common—in fact one of them, the, is the commonest word in the language, and another one (a) isn’t far behind!
She felt a drop of rain. I got angry. I got flu. They grew tomatoes. They grew old. He sounded angry. He sounded a gong, He sounded a nice chap. 16. Adjectives and nouns are not the only possible sharers. Another possibility is a preposition. In which of the following sentences is the underlined preposition the verb’s sharer? ) (a) She felt in a good mood. (b) She felt in her handbag. Recognising sharers 47 48 VERB EXPANSIONS (c) (d) (e) (f) She looked at me. She looked at ease. The party got out of hand.
If coordination involves sameness of relationships, it should be pos sible to coordinate words that belong to different word-classes. Is it? Let’s try it out on the pre-dependents of a noun, which may be either adjectives (‘big book’) or nouns (‘joke book’). (a) Can you coordinate two adjectives so that both depend on the same following noun? (b) How about coordinating two nouns that depend on the same following noun? (c) And (the crunch) an adjective and a noun? Coordination is fundamentally different from dependency, so we need a new notation for it which will show both its separateness and its interactions with dependency.