Basic English Syntax with Exercises

Exercise 3

Identify the DPs in the following sentences and state which Case is assigned to them by which items.

(1)aJim sent a bunch of flowers to Jane.
bFor Jim not to buy the house at a lower price wasn’t the best decision in his life.
cThe teacher believed that all his students would pass the exam.
dAll the students were believed to pass the exam.
eJohn will never trust Jane.
fWhich experiment did the professor mean when he asked whether we were able to do it?
gJohn read an interesting book about the cold war.
hIt was raining when I looked out of the window.
iThe children wanted it to be snowing during the whole day.
jJane believed Jack to be able to repair the car.

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