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- This tree family is selected by verbs that do not
require an object complement of any type. Adverbs, prepositional
phrases and other adjuncts may adjoin on, but are not required for
the sentences to be grammatical. 1,878 verbs select this family.
- eat, sleep, dance
Al ate .
Seth slept .
Hyun danced .
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.1.
Declarative Intransitive Tree: nx0V
- Other available trees:
- wh-moved subject,
subject relative clause with and without comp,
adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp,
adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with PP pied-piping,
gerund, NP gerund, pre-nominal participal.