Are these trees garbage?

asked 2019-09-02 17:49:44 -0400

noahw gravatar image

I saw a video on YouTube on how to write better. It presented a bunch of bland sentences then applied a "show, don't tell" rule to make them more lively. I got curious and began teaching myself how to draw syntax trees (or phrase structure trees as they may be called) because I wanted to investigate the syntactical characteristics of "good" and "poor" writing. The problem is that there are SO MANY resources to learn syntax, and no two places do it exactly the some. Some use TP and CP while others use neither and others even use a DP sometimes.

I went through that video I mentioned and made trees of some good/bad sentences. How do these trees look to y'all?

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