(in generative grammar) a representation of the constituent structure of a sentence, using a tree diagram or labeled bracketing.
What Are Prepositional Phrases?Prepositional phrases are the kinds of things you use all the time without thinking about them. They’re groups of words that begin with a preposition and end with an object. Prepositions are words like about, across, after, for, and in. You’ll see them in simple prepositional phrases, like about zebras, after school, and with friends. Objects of Prepositions When we say object, we mean the …
Origin of phrase marker
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for phrase marker
linguistics a representation, esp one in the form of a tree diagram, of the constituent structure of a sentence
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