the hierarchical arrangement of the constituent words and phrases of a sentence.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
Also called constituent structure.
Origin of phrase structure
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby phrase structure
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