nite verb is one that can take as its subject a pronoun such as ‘I’, ‘we’, ‘she’, ‘it’, ‘they’. Thus we can have:
bsp; They won the match because they were the best players.
Main Clause Subordinate Clause
adverb clause of reason
“ “ “ time
“ “ “ place
“ “ “ condition
“ “ “ degree
“ “ “ purpose
“ “ “ manner
“ “ “ concession
“ “ “ result
I went home because I we tired
My father arrived before the letter
We at down where the rivers met.
The president would if the general joined
be pleased him
he came to see us as promptly as he
He walked quickly so that he could catch
He danced as if he were mad.
He would not come although he had been
He walked so slowly that he was late
He saw the book which she had
Here is the boy who gave you the
I asked him what he wanted.
We promised that we would do
bsp; She became queen
; They elected John President.
; The young man visited his mother.
h syntactic category information provided is called a phrase structure tree. Three aspects of speakers’ syntactic knowledge of sentence structure are disclosed in phrase structure trees: