Grammatical Hierarchy

Grammatical Hierarchy
? Human language is patterned behavior which we use to communicate…the study of Grammar is about how words are used in patterned ways in writing and speaking. It is possible to identify patterns of a given language including English.
? Grammar is the study of the patterns found in the structure and function of words, phrases, clauses and sentences. We will be looking at kinds of patterns and/or relationships found in English so as to discover the rules of the language.
? Consider the following sentence:
(1) The boy who lived on the other side of the dark forest, known to all the local children as a place full of fearsome creatures, did not come to the school Sports Day, which was the most eagerly awaited event of the whole term in that remote rural area.
o This is a single sentence but we are overwhelmed by its complexity…it has a simple basic structure: