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CONTRASTING SYNTACTIC SYSTEMS
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absolute constructions abstract noun adjectival adverbial clauses ambiguity analytic particle auxiliaries basic patterns basic sentence patterns become boys BRONTE called compositional system compounds considered coordinate copula predication dative deleted dependent clauses dependent unit derived direct object distinction double valence EMILY BRONTE expressed finite verb form classes formal predication func function word gerund grammarian headword indirect infinitive phrases inflection instances interrogative noun clause intransitive verbs kind language Latin lexical linguistic level meaning modal Modern English modifiers near-nouns nominal phrase non-restrictive notional noun adjuncts oblique participial phrases participles periphrastic position possible pre-positional adjectives predicate adjective predicate appositive predicate complement predicate-part prepositional phrase redistribution reduced predication rela relation relationships relative clause relative pronoun represent result adjunct semantic semi-predicative shift signals source sentence speech struc structures subject-part subordinating suffix syntactic system syntax synthetic tense term tion tional tive transformational grammar usually verb phrase word order