Aspects of grammar & Syntax Trees
Try doing this analysis exercises & syntax trees by yourself. If you get stuck then view the video explanation. Pause it, redo it. They will help you to analyse and understand grammar
Please note! If you are watching an older video tutorial then some of the abbreviations differ: sC = Ps, oC = Po, aC = Ac
Syntax Trees: Video walk through
Post-modification in a NP
Post-modifying the head of an NP: finite & non-finite clauses
What are non-finite clauses?
In a compound sentence, the subject is sometimes ellipted in the second clause. eg
The dog from next door took the meat and ate it
Complex Noun Phrases
In the exam, you will have to analyse (in detail) the S, Od or Oi. Sometimes, these are quite complex. View this!!
Comparing two similar syntax trees
How a slight change can significantly affect language structure
When the prime minister pulled the switch, the town centre was basked in a lovely glow of pale cream light.