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What is grammar?
Building the simple sentence
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action addressee adjectival adjective phrase adverbial clauses agent antecedent aspect boys Chapter choice clause elements clause patterns cleft cleft sentences complex conjunction connection contain context contrast coordination copula corresponding declarative sentences difference in meaning Direct Object disjuncts ellipsis English Grammar entities expressed finite clauses focus following examples formal frequently function words ia/-clause illustrated infinitive constructions information principle interrogative sentences intonation intransitive verb italicized John language lexical words look main clause main verb negative nominal clauses non-finite clauses non-finite constructions non-restrictive clauses Norwegian Note noun phrase obligatory occur participant passive constructions perfective aspect play football position postmodifier preceding Predicator prepositional phrase pro-form prosodic reference relationship relative clause relative pronoun restrictive semantic SPdO pattern speaker specified speech situation SPsC stative structure Subject Complement subordination superordinate clause syntactic function syntax tag questions tense tone unit types typically usually verb phrase verbless clauses WH-cleft