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63-67 when it will also be explained for instance why the form what (rather than whom) is used in [6iii]. For the present, we should point out that not all subjects, objects, complements or adverbials can be elicited by wA-questions (and even [6iv] above would be unusual in relation to [6]): It rained steadily all day (q: What rained steadily all day? [4] ? His brother grew happier gradually [3] /q: What did his brother grow gradually? \a: Happier John carefully searched the room [1] fQ: How did John search the room?

3 that these functional elements in sentences could be realized by linguistic structures of very different form. The structures realizing the verb element are in some ways the most straightforward since here it is a question always of a verb phrase. There is however considerable variety and complication even here. 10. Consider the following initial adverbial which takes the form of a clause with non-finite verb, having been challenged: Having been challenged rudely in the street, John was angry [22] Whether finite or non-finite, the verb phrase can consist of one word, as in [1] and most other illustrative sentences so far, or of more than one word, in which case the phrase consists of a' head verb' preceded by one or more 'auxiliary verbs' as with the non-finite verb phrase in [22] and the finite verb phrases in the following: He had given the girl an apple He has been challenged rudely He may be growing happier The subject of a sentence may consist of a 'clause' as in [9], but44 The sentence: a preliminary view usually of a 'noun phrase", a variable and potentially highly complex unit which will be examined further in Chapters 4 and 13.

Chapter 9 moves into a different dimension, in presenting topics ellipsis, coordination, and apposition - which affect units of widely ranging degrees of complexity. Their study leads naturally to the links which relate one sentence to another (Chapter 10) and to the subordination of one or more sentences within another (Chapter 11). Chapter 12 follows up Chapter 3 with more attention to the verb phrase, and to special classes of verb, together with problems relating to voice, phrasal and prepositional verbs, and complementation.

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