Syntactic tests 1


Look at the examples below and name
(i) the constituent test that has been applied
(ii) the constituent that has been identified with the help of the test
(iii) the category of the constituent.

Example: He has a cat. vs. He has a cat and a dog.

(i) constituent test: coordination test
(ii) constituent: a cat
(iii) category: NP (DP)

a) They say he's extremely intelligent, and so he may be.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'


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b) Who were you ringing up? - My sister.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'



Source of the picture:
peterme.com
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400 No route matches 'wiki'




c) She's in the kitchen. vs. She's in the kitchen or in the bathroom.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'


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400 No route matches 'wiki'


d) John won't help me with the dishes, but his brother will.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'


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400 No route matches 'wiki'


e) An old lady carrying a shopping bag got off the bus. vs. Off the bus got an old lady carrying a shopping bag.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'


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400 No route matches 'wiki'


f) I really enjoy my coffee for breakfast. vs. * I really enjoy for breakfast my coffee.

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400 No route matches 'wiki'


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400 No route matches 'wiki'


g) John owns an expensive appartment in New York. vs. John owns an expensive appartment. vs. * John owns in New York.

Trails Error

400 No route matches 'wiki'


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400 No route matches 'wiki'