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Task 3

krasimira
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:19:23 GMT

Håkan and I work with task nr 3 and we have some questions that we would like to ask. 1. About the syntax tree ... The sentence is a yes-no question and it seems difficult to draw a tree. It is nothing like the trees so far. 2. Question 7 ... His face /S/ was /P/ always /A/ gentle /Ps/ like a typical grandpa /A/. ... He /S/ told /P/ me /iO/ he had read most of the books /dO/ in the neighbourhood library /A/. Is this a correct analys?

satishpatel
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:26:42 GMT

HI You are referring to : Can you complete the task by tomorrow. When analysing syntax you need a baseline: a default norm. From there you can account for variations. Please see this: http://www.languagestructure.se/sentences-used-for-study.html So, you need to rephrase the question so that it is: an active, declarative. This is something that I will raise in todays online seminar.

satishpatel
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:28:20 GMT

I would prefer to not answer question 7 - so that other students might try it out for themselves first.

satishpatel
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:47:50 GMT

Håkan and Krasmira. You got mail