Types of syntactic connection - Coggle Diagram
Types of syntactic connection
is such a device that links up elements of the same rank.
coordination, e.g. in laughed and shouted and sang, there are three components, but we can add a fourth: laughed and shouted and sang and danced
coordination always unites two components, e.g.: It's too bad, but I can't do anything about it now.
links up elements of different ranks which are called 'head' and 'adjunct'
kinds of subordination
predetermined and free
obligatory and optional
- the head makes the adjunct take a similar morphological form: this house - these houses
prepositional and non-prepositional
verbal and nominal
strong and weak
is such a device in which the components of syntactic units are joined without any change in the morphological forms: trembled slightly
The components of
are logically equal because they have the same referent, e.g.: Uncle Andrew
links up interdependent elements.
Primary predication forms a sentence because its components.
Bound secondary predication forms a unit inside primary predication
Absolute secondary predication modifies the primary predication as a whole
free secondary predication or
, It is a fine summer morning - sunny, soft and still
links up elements whose connection becomes evident only when we take into consideration a third element that does not make part of the group: (to write) his friend a letter
elements are traditionally described as having no syntactic connection with the basic structure of the sentence: This is perhaps his finest novel yet