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Phrases as vehicles for syntax

When it comes to the order of certain {parts of speech} – such as {object pronouns} – you may get a little puzzled trying to figure out which one goes first.  The strategy presented here consists of memorizing an easy-to-remember phrase that has the parts of speech you are interested in.  Once you’ve learned this model by heart, you will always have access to it whenever you worry about word order.  Check it out!

A model sentence that “got her goat.”  (Reflexive pronoun position in present perfect  constructions)




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