This 26th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
Propose a single rule that accounts for the phrase structure of all the verb phrases in the sentences below:
The doorbell rang.
The doorbell sounded funny.
The doorbell made a funny sound.
The VP comes after or follows an NP.
In the sentences, the VP will always follow NP and sometimes vise-
Different verbs occur with different constituents.
Verb phrases cannot be constituted. The determiner precedes the verb and the verb precedes the adjective.
Rule: they are non-
The sentences are all made up of different combinations of phrases, VP, NP, AdjP and etc.
A VP precedes PP, AdjP, AdvP or NP.
The verbs are all preceded by the subject.
(Det) must always precede (N), whereby (N) is optional.
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