[ freyz-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈfreɪzˌstrʌk tʃər /
a grammar that consists of phrase-structure rules.
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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-structure grammar
First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for phrase-structure grammar
a grammar in which relations among the words and morphemes of a sentence are described, but not deeper or semantic relationsAbbreviation: PSG Compare transformational grammar
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