Constituents and Tests for Constituency from Washington State University (pages 1, 2)
Think you've got it?
1.What is the difference between an "adverb phrase" and an "adverbial"?
2.What is a syntactic constituent?
3.What is the difference between syntax and grammar?
4.What does "autonomous syntax" mean?
5.What is the difference between an object and a complement of a verb?
6.Explain the ambiguity of this sentence in formal terms: "I shot an elephant in my pajamas."
7.What are prescriptive versus descriptive rules?
8.Name three different types of grammar and explain what they are.
9.What is constraint-based grammar?
10.What is the difference between surface and deep structure?
11.What is the basic and most common requirement for an English sentence to be to be correctly formed?