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Simple English Syntax

The components of this simple syntax will be such categories as sentences, nouns, verbs etc. Here is a (top down) description:

Unit:		sentence

Constructed from: noun phrase followed by a verb phrase

Unit: noun phrase

Constructed from: proper noun or determiner followed by a noun

Unit: verb phrase

Constructed from: verb or verb followed by noun phrase

Unit: determiner

Examples: a, the

Unit: noun

Examples: man, cake

Unit verb:

Examples: ate

Paul Brna
Mon May 24 20:14:48 BST 1999