Syntactic Theory


Explaining the Passive Lexical Rule

In this exercise, you are supposed to explain how the properties of the active - passive relation are captured by the Passive Lexical Rule. Take another look at the Passive Lexical Rule below, or read again the section on the Passive Lexical Rule.

Passive Lexical Rule

For each of the properties that are listed below, explain how it is captured by the Passive Lexical Rule. If you hit the 'Submit' button, you will be given a sample solution, with which you can compare your answer.

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