How to write correct English by Singh R.

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In addition, some sort of Sentential Subject Condition seems to be required to exclude gaps in clausal subjects. In fact, it is not just clausal subjects that prohibit gaps in subject position: all subject phrases headed by verbs or complementizers (verbals in Sag 1997) display the same property, and the same property holds for gerundive NPs: (70) a. b. c. d. *Lou, to argue with ___ makes me sick. *Lou, that Terry argued with ___ irritated everyone. *Who do you think arguing with ___ would infuriate Terry?

In the representation of Kim is a pediatrician in (17c), that something is required to be whatever satisfies the predication in (17a) that something bears the name Kim. The content value in (17c) illustrates conformity to the principles of Semantic Compositionality and Semantic Inheritance: ● ● Semantic Compositionality: A phrase’s RESTR value is the union of the RESTR values of the daughters. Semantic Inheritance: A headed-phrase’s mode and index values are structure shared with those of the head daughter.

B. Grilled or baked is likely to be how they prefer their fish. c. Very carefully tends to be the best way to approach a 600-pound gorilla. Semantic roles are assigned only to situational and individual indexes. Consequently, roles are never assigned to expletives, and role-assigned arguments are never expletives, but some predicates subcategorize for expletive subjects that they assign no role to, for example: ● ● ● “weather” expressions (it): rain, late, Tuesday … ; existential verbs (there): be, arise, occur … ; extraposition verbs and adjectives (it): seem, bother, obvious … .

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