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Form-Function Diagram: Those students are looking at the sculpture.

Form-function diagram of 'Those students are looking at the sculpture'

In the sentence Those students are looking at the sculpture, the noun phrase those students functions as the subject. The verb phrase are looking at the sculpture functions as the predicate. The noun phrase some apples functions as the prepositional complement. The prepositional phrase at the sculpture functions as the verb phrase complement. The predicate also contains the present progressive verb phrase are looking.

@ffgrammar A form-function diagram of the sentence 'Those students are looking at the sculpture'. The predicate contains a progressive and a prepositional phrase that functions as a verb phrase complement. #grammar #ffgrammar ♬ Paint – Trees and Lucy

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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