By R. R. Jordan
Educational Writing path is designed for college students embarking on additional reviews during the medium of English. This winning direction is appropriate for college students at Cambridge First certificates point and above.
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In this section two approaches to the COP S-patterns will be presented. One is based on the traditional view, in which there are three types of COP sentences, in which the head of the non-verbal phrasal expression – being Noun (N), Adjective (A), or Preposition (P) – is viewed as the predicate of the sentence. This is then the traditional view of predication. An alternative view will then be presented, which suggests that COP sentences may be better described as being formed by patterning rather than by predication.
Each cubicle in this cube represents an instance of the intersection of the three dimensions. Some examples are given in (9). (9) a. (i) They could easily find this book in the library. V S-pattern, Declarative, Topic–Comment (ii) Could they easily find this book in the library? V S-pattern, Interrogative, Topic–Comment (iii) This book – they could easily find it in the library. V S-pattern, Declarative, Left-Dislocation (iv) This book – could they easily find it in the library? V S-pattern, Interrogative, Left-Dislocation b.
Indeed in the V S-pattern only these components are present. But in other sentence types, there are other components – constants as well as variables – which have nothing to do with the predicate and its arguments. Still, they do need to be specified and defined in terms of their form and function, and they need to be assigned their position in the linearized S-pattern. The copula in the copular sentence, the expletives it and there in the evaluative and existential sentences, are examples of grammatical components that are independent of argument structure.