Following are three observations about this sentence. Match each observation with the kind of understanding of grammar that might produce it….

Following are three observations about this sentence. Match each observation with the kind of understanding of grammar that might produce it.

a. traditional/prescriptive grammar

b. structural grammar

c. transformational grammar

1.           

The sentence exhibits the following structure:

N(oun) P(hrase) + be verb + Adj(ective) P(hrase)

2.           

This is a correct sentence. It would be wrong to write The boy is anxious to please. Anxious and eager mean two different things.

3.           

The sentence exhibits the following structure:

N(oun) P(hrase) + be verb + Adj(ective) P(hrase).

However, native speakers of English know that the deep structure of the sentence, as opposed to this surface structure, is radically different from a sentence that looks superficially the same:

The boy is easy to please.

Following are three observations about this sentence. Match each observation with the kind ofunderstanding of grammar that might produce it. a. Traditional/prescriptive grammarThe sentence…