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Form-Function Diagram: A pizza ate a cow with gray stripes.

Form-function diagram 'A pizza ate a cow with gray stripes'

In the sentence A pizza ate a cow with gray stripes, the prepositional phrase with gray stripes functions as the noun phrase modifier of the noun cow. The noun phrase a cow with gray stripes functions as the direct object. The verb phrase ate a cow with gray stripes functions as the predicate. The noun phrase a pizza functions as the subject. The noun phrase gray stripes contains the null determiner (zero article) and functions as the prepositional complement of the preposition with.

@ffgrammar A form-function diagram of the sentence 'a pizza ate a cow with gray stripes'. The noun phrase that functions as the direct object contains a prepositional phrase that functions as a noun phrase modifier. #grammar #ffgrammar ♬ Pizza – DJ Yoda

A form-function diagram is a visualization of the layers of grammar. The top identifies forms, or what words, phrases, and clauses look like. The bottom identifies functions, or what words, phrases, and clauses do. For more information about form-function diagrams, see A Form-Function Description of the Grammar of the Modern English Language: Book 1 (Level 7) and A Form-Function Description of the Grammar of the Modern English Language: Book 1 (Level 8) of A Form-Function English Grammar.

A Form-Function Description of the Grammar of the Modern English Language: Book 1 (Level 7)
  • Kosur, Heather Marie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 569 Pages – 11/18/2021 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)
A Form-Function Description of the Grammar of the Modern English Language: Book 2 (Level 8)
  • Kosur, Heather Marie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 577 Pages – 11/18/2021 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)
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