Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Verb Phrases and Phrasal Verbs

[Infographic provided by]

Taking this infographic a step further, here is the phrase structure rule for verb phrases in English.

VP = (aux)+ V + (NP)/(adj) + (PP) + (DC)

Items in parentheses are optional.

aux = auxiliary verb
V = verb
NP = noun phrase
adj = adjective
PP = prepositional phrase
DC = dependent clause

Click here to see additional phrase structure rules and phrase structure trees.

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