Alex Chengyu Fang

Department of Phonetics and Linguistics
University College London
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The Verb Phrase (VP)

Overview      

   Function   

   Explanation   

   Realisaion   

VB

Verbal

VP

MVB

Main verb

V

OP

Operator

AUX

AVB

Auxiliary

AUX

   
Example The administrative classes appear to have benefitted most because freed from central government they were able to enrich themselves by using the Imperial taxation system.
   
Output
VB VP(intr,perf,pres,semi)
 OP AUX(semi,pres) {appear to}
 AVB AUX(perf,infin) {have}
 MVB V(intr,edp) {benefitted}
   
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Author: Alex Chengyu Fang - Last updated: 23 September 1997