Verb Phrase ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/VerbPhrase


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Unit
                  |_ Grammar Unit
                        |_ Syntactic Unit
                              |_ Syntactic Construction
                                    |_ Phrase
                                          |_ Verb Phrase


Definition:

A unit of sentence structure consisting of a verb and the other elements closely linked to it. Traditional grammarians divided a typical sentence into two parts: a subject and a predicate. In our modern elaboration of this, the syntactic category which acts as a subject is a noun phrase, while the category acting as the predicate is a verb phrase. A verb phrase always contains a verb, and it usually contains some other material closely linked to that verb. [Trask 1999: 335] According to the valence of the verb, the number and kind of the obligatory complements may vary; in addition, any number of free complements are possible. The border between obligatory and free complementsis often difficult to draw. [Bussmann 1996: 513]


Usage Notes

Examples

PropertiesValuesDefinition
acoustic Realization Spoken Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding spoken expression.
constituents Thing     The relation holding between a linguistic unit and a list (rdf:Seq) of its constituents.
has Constituent Linguistic Unit     The relation hasConstituent is an abstract partial ordering relation that expresses dominance between two linguistic units. This relation is meant to cover all possible types of linguistic constituency: phonological, morphological, syntactic, etc. constituency.
has Syntactic Constituent Syntactic Unit     The relation hasSyntacticConstituent is an abstract partial ordering relation that expresses dominance between two syntactic units. This relation is meant to cover all possible types of syntactic constituency.
in Language Human Language Variety     The relation that holds between a LinguisticSign and a Language. The sign is said to be a member or part of that language.
ordering Relation Linguistic Unit     Any relation that establishes a linear ordering of linguistic units.
realization Linguistic Expression     The relation holding between a linguistic unit and its physical form, either a spoken, written or signed expression.
signed Realization Signed Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding signed expression.
string Rep string    
written Realization Written Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding written expression.

User Submitted Issues
Status: Pending Add Adverbial phrase?
2010-12-16 13:24:40

While there is VerbPhrase in GOLD, there is no Adverbial phrase.