sentence structure

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Noun1.sentence structure - the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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The third leaflet looks at ways of using grammatical knowledge from the first and second leaflets to improve children's writing, noting that teachers should help students cultivate a feeling for grammar, varying and controlling sentence structure with ease, to create different language effects.
During the 1980s and early 1990s, she says, many linguists of German were interested in subject/object asymmetries in long extractions, hoping that they might reveal new insights into German sentence structure.
In sentence structure, the immersion pupils favor auxiliary clauses while those in the parallel groups use more various inlaid structures and attributes.
Vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph elements, and comprehension are not covered.
vocabulary and sentence structure, most notably the use of the word "please" and other vocabulary elements, called "encouragers," as well as use of varying syntactic structures, such as "impositives" and "conventionalized routines.
It's made especially useful by dedicating nearly half the text to a comprehensive and accessible review of grammar and sentence structure.
This volume collects ten papers from the June 2007 second Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics addressing alternatives to cartography, which in the field of generative grammar refers to the idea that sentence structure can be represented as a template of fixed positions, each which can be filled by a limited set of syntactico-semantic elements, that are seen as universal totally ordered sets of functional projections, the specifiers of which serve as merger sites or as landing sites for XP-movement.
The first sample (N=914) completed the MHLC Scales with simplified sentence structure for some items to improve the usability of the measure with this age group.
The new edition includes new and updated exercises on word choice and spelling, sentence structure, punctuation and capitalization.