Intrusion test: Exercise


Look at the examples below and name the complement and the adjunct that have been identified with the help of the intrusion test. Identify the category of each.

Example: Sally can open the door with her credit card.

insert: easily
* Sally can open easily the door with her credit card.
Sally can open the door easily with her credit card.
(i) complement: the door; category: NP (DP)
(ii) adjunct: with her credit card; category: PP

a) The children meet their friends at the playground.
insert: every day
*The children meet every day their friends at the playground.
The children meet their friends every day at the playground.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


b) I appreciate your reply to my letter last week.
insert: in English
*I appreciate your reply in English to my letter last week.
I appreciate your reply to my letter in English last week.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'

 

c) I am fond of biscuits with coffee.
insert: in the morning
*I am fond in the morning of biscuits with coffee.
I am fond of biscuits in the morning with coffee.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


d) Mary wrote the letter after midnight.
insert: with passion
*Mary wrote with passion the letter after midnight.
Mary wrote the letter with passion after midnight.


Source of the picture: wikipedia.org
Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'