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On drawings, abbr. forVent pipe.
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For the Integrated Writing Rubric, descriptors are full sentences (as opposed to verb phrases or noun phrases).
Helping verbs are added to the main verb to form a verb phrase. Common helping verbs are listed earlier in this chapter (Figure 20.3).
From chapters 2 to 6, it is possible to find all the papers concerned with innovative methodologies used to elucidate current change in the verb phrase of English.
The following table shows the mean of the acceptability ratings obtained for middles formed from each aspectual class of verb phrases. The statistical analysis has been carried out by comparing the mean score obtained by each group against the mean score obtained by each of the other groups (1).
It has been observed that once a borrowed term becomes part of a verbal syntagm (verb phrase) such as fare chat, chat takes on an underlying semantic marker as an action (function term), and the term is activated.
There are several types of phrases, the major types being noun phrases, verb phrases, adjective phrases, adverb phrases and prepositional phrases.
The first one might be associated with the confusion over the finite/ nonfinite distinction since the first part of the verb phrase is finite while the second is nonfinite, the past participle form.
The following rule states that a noun phrase with head KOTO and a modifying verb phrase with verbal JUUYOU DE ARU and a subject X is translated into a noun phrase with head importance, definite determiner, and a modifying noun phrase of X: ptr(np, KOTO/21, [hea(KOTO/21), mvp([vbl([hea(DA/74, hef(55/4), aux([hea(ARU/74), hef(18/1)]), cap([hea(JUUYOU/18)])]), sub([apo(GA/61)| X ])])], [hea(importance/nn), det(def ), mnp([apo(of/in)| X ])]).
The parser also produces a "constituent" representation of a sentence (showing noun phrases, verb phrases, etc.).
There are two verbless clauses, four embedded headless relative clauses, thirty complex verb phrases and fourteen nominals incorporated into the verb phrase.
(Here, in contrast to previous examples, it is NP2, the complement of 'take', not NP1, which performs the action of the following verb phrase): (63) [??] qaw3 siang2-miang5 maa2 suaj1[??].
Verb phrase Adverbial Direct object In regard to time adverbs, Maclin (1996) states that they usually come at the end of the clause.