The Acquisition of Sentence Modalities 1 Simple Declaratives

As children progress beyond the two-word stage, they begin combining words into three- and then four-word sentences. In doing so, they link together two or more basic semantic relations that were prevalent early on. For example, agent + action and action + object may be linked to form agent + action + object. These simple declarative sentences include all the basic elements of adult sentences. Gradually these may become enriched with the addition of prepositional phrases, more complex noun phrases that include a variety of modifiers, and more complex verb phrases including auxiliary and modal verbs. All these additions add length to the declarative sentences of young children.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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