Up: Appositives, parentheticals and vocatives
Sentence final vocative, anchored by comma:
- You were there , Stanley/my boy .
Also, when anchored by colon, NP expansion on S. These often appear to
be extraposed modifiers of some internal NP. The NP must be quite
heavy, and is usually a list:
- Of the major expansions in 1960, three were financed under the R. I. Industrial Building Authority's 100% guaranteed mortgage plan: Collyer Wire, Leesona Corporation, and American Tube & Controls.
A simplified version of this sentence is shown in figure
23.6. The NP cannot be a pronoun in either of these cases.
Both vocatives and colon expansions are restricted to appear on tensed
clauses (indicative or imperative).
A tree illustrating the use of sPUnx for a colon expansion attached at S.