The passage then moves into a second list, which is syntactically
based on a series of of-complements: "I am conscious of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6" and, possibly, "7, 8, 9," with a concluding paratactic summary "and this is all the consciousness I had.
Unfortunately, the phrase "reference toward" isn't clear enough for us to tell whether the speaker is still being silly, or whether the poem has shifted from syntactically
complete silliness to syntactically
deficient sound of sense.
Take the example "I sat the bus": it is syntactically
correct (compare the structurally similar "I sat the guest"), but almost certainly semantically incorrect (the correct sentence would be "I took the bus").
Yet, the two most proficient speakers use constructions that can be argued to be syntactically
complex, indicating that syntactic complexity can be introduced even to speakers of a language that has very little complexity itself.
topicalized) apodosis, but rather as its authenticator, standing syntactically
separate from the oath's protasis (and gapped apodosis).
In both cases, sections of syntactically
functional text are accosted by dislocated phrases or, often, individual words, emphasized by their spaced-out layout on the page.
There are two kinds of nominals, those nominalizing syntactically
primitive elements--PSNs, and those nominalizing syntactically
It was ironical that he chose his words so carefully and arranged them syntactically
With the last of the stories published in 1966, these are quintessential Cold War documents: short, repetitive tales in a syntactically
simple and lexically restricted Italian, which stage, in miniature, Italy and the wider world's political battles in a town in the Po valley.
In the majority of cases its suppression yields a syntactically
incorrect structure, as was expected from a subordinator.
Goodman noted that as children's reading advances, their tendency to produce syntactically
acceptable miscues also increases.
This one, presided over by the chaotic Lucy, is refuge to various oddball characters including John, the leader writer - one of Frayn's self-absorbed, syntactically
tortuous characters - and the veteran Arnold, a taciturn presence whose role on the newspaper is never quite explained.