Syntactic Rules Analysis

Analysis of Syntactic Rules Every language has many syntactic rules that govern how sentences should be formed. These syntactic rules not only help speakers of that language consistently generate grammatical sentences in their mind, they also allow them to identify those that are ungrammatical. However, not every speaker is consciously aware of all the syntactic rules he or she follows. Sometimes speakers learn these rules subconsciously as they gain experience in using their language. They learn which sentence structures are acceptable in certain situations, and they also learn which sentences are ungrammatical syntactically even though they are comprehensible semantically. Nevertheless, it is important for language speakers to understand …show more content…
When the adjective switches to a complicated adjective phrase, the adjunction rule established from the previous case no longer justifies sentence C and D. In this case, given that capable of winning and candidate do not select each other, when we combine them in the order shown in sentence C, the sentence becomes ungrammatical. However, when we switch the order of combination of the adjective phrase and the noun, as shown in sentence D, the sentence is now considered grammatical. If the adjective in sentence A and B and the adjective constituent in sentence C and D belong to the same category, then the adjunction rule stated previously would be considered invalid. Without the adjunction rule, there will be no rule that justifies any combinations of an adjective and a noun in a sentence. Therefore, we should not invalidate the adjunction rule. Instead, we should distinguish complicated adjective phrases from adjectives, and we can modify the adjunction rule so that it allows the combination of an adjective phrase and a noun. So, when combining an adjective phrase and a noun, the adjective phrase must be placed behind the noun, and their combination would be a

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