Movement test: Exercise


Look at the examples below and name the constituent that has been identified with the help of the movement test. Identify the category of the constituent.
(Note that such a movement has a certain pragmatic effect, which is of no relevance here. If you're interested in pragmatics, click here.)


Sick I've become.

Example: He went down the river. vs. Down the river he went.

(i) constituent: down the river
(ii) category: PP
Source of the picture: jedipedia.de

a) That was brilliant! vs. Brilliant that was!

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


b) He should answer my question. vs. Answer my question he should.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


c) He put a note on my door. vs. On my door he put a note.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


d) The dog bit the little girl. vs. The little girl the dog bit.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'