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  1. surface structure

    英式

    • n.
      (in transformational grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying logical form
    • noun: surface structure, plural noun: surface structures

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    名詞

    • 1. (in transformational grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying logical form rules of transformation change deep structure into surface structure those types of sentences which have deep structures identical to their surface structures will be called base sentences
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    • IPA[ˈsərfəs ˈstrək(t)SHər]

    美式

    • n.
      (in generative grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as ... rules of transformation change deep structure into surface structure those types of sentences which have deep structures identical to their surface structures will be called base sentences

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