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Equative BE: Tnx0BEnx1
- This tree family is selected only by the verb be.
It is distinguished from the predicative NP's (see section 6.24)
in that two NP's are equated, and hence interchangeable (see
Chapter 9 for more discussion on the English copula and
predicative sentences). The XTAG analysis for equative be is explained
in greater detail in section 9.4.
That man is my uncle.
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.23.
Declarative Equative BE Tree: nx0BEnx1
- Other available trees: