Analysis of Syntax of Adjectives in English
In this paper, I will discuss the syntactic category of adjectives. Adjectives are defined by Finegan as “A lexical category of words that serve semantically to specify the attributes of nouns” (Finegan, 2015, p. 539). In English, adjectives do not always have the same location syntactically, but can vary in their location based on different syntactic rules and meaning of the phrase or sentence. In this paper, I will be analyzing the syntax of nominalized adjectives, denominal and collateral adjectives, attributive versus predicative adjectives, and finally postpositive adjectives.
Data and Discussion
Nominal adjectives are an interesting form that adjectives can take. While most adjectives exist…
Dickinson’s use of the adjective “everlasting” is interesting, because it – like Dickinson’s earlier allusion to “the Cedars” of Lebanon – carries religious connotations; indeed, the adjective is often used to describe God’s actions, characteristics, and existence in both the Bible and the Quran. In loaning her “House” the very “Sky” for a “Roof,” Dickinson is also making a comment on the ineffable, unfathomable magnitude of poetry’s potential: it, she is arguing, can neither be contained nor…
Firstly, in the phonological level, the alliteration (repetition of /w/) is used when Louise Mallard hears the news of her husband’s death. Sibilant sound is another significant target in phonology, which is applied in the illusory of independent life and the careful attitude of her sister to tell Louise the truth. And other examples of alliteration make the whole story poetic. Secondly, there are several key phrases repetitively used in the text. Open is used as an adjective and verbs in…
o I would display a list of sentences found in, Big Bear Lack on the board that contained nouns, verbs and adjectives.
o Once the activity was set up, I would guide the students through the activity. For this activity, the students would have a sentence like, “Henry’s big dog Mudge always went camping” and place the nouns in the “noun tent”, the verbs in the “verb campfire” and the adjectives in the “adjective sleeping bag”.
• After completing the summarizing chart and the parts of speech…
the noun in parentheses to make an adjective which completes the sentence:
To the surprise of many, snakes do not have___skin. (slimy)
Identify the adverb in the following sentence:
I recently found a new job working with friendly people. (recently)
Add the appropriate suffix to the noun in parentheses to make an adjective which completes the sentence:
He made a ___ attempt at impressing the group of girls. (pitiful)
Which of the following is not true about adjectives formed by adding…
The placement of complicated adjective phrase
2. Transformation of a complicated determiner phrase following the form “that + a sentence”
3. Dative alternation and the placement of direct and indirect pronouns
4. The placement of simple vs complicated determiner phrases
Although these linguistic patterns can be explained with different syntactic rules, they all follow a similar motivation to help ease our comprehension of sentences with complicated constituents.
When we analyze sentences in…
Mrs. Miller is said to stand “erect, with menacing aspect, like an avenging goddess,” while Mrs. Carteret is described as “a trembling supplicant.” The adjectives “erect,” “menacing,” and “avenging,” like the noun “goddess,” all invoke impressions of authority and power. The adjective “trembling” and the noun “supplicant,” in contrast, both denote weakness. In pronouncing Mrs. Miller a “goddess” and Mrs. Carteret a “supplicant,” Chesnutt is also alerting his readers to the existence of a…
that all team members should reach their own conclusions about what the findings mean.
• Describe the natural features in their immediate outdoor environment, and compare the features with those of another region in Maryland.
• The student will identify meaningful, answerable scientific questions.
Common Core Standards:
• Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
• Explain the function of…
in act one prepares the reader for Hamlet’s fourth soliloquy about suicide by suggesting he is depressed. Shakespeare’s word choice also aids in suggesting Hamlet’s depression, particularly words such as ‘rank’ and ‘gross’ (line 136). According to the OED, Shakespeare has used various adjective forms of the word ‘rank’ in his plays, especially two different denotations in Hamlet (adj, A, II 8c. and III 15a.). Therefore, I find it difficult to altogether understand which denotation of ‘rank’…
Lesson 4 Classic Tales
Adjectives and Adverbs
In the following sentences, cross out the incorrect words and write in the correct form in the blanks. If the sentence is correct as it is, write "correct" in the blank.
1. Terry plays soccer as good as Brian._______________
2. This was surely a relaxing weekend.__________________
4. Jane reacts more polite than Joan.________________
5. Jane and are Amy are siblings, but they behave very different.___________
6. I felt bad about my grades on…