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Express the sentences given below into Conceptual Dependency Structures: 1. Ram drove the car fast. 2. Rita gave Sita a bunch of flowers.

So, we have been given two sentences.

  1. RAM DROVE THE CAR FAST

  2. RITA GAVE SITA A BUNCH OF FLOWERS


While answering these questions, we have to keep in mind Contextual Dependency Actions. These are given in the table below.

KEYWORD

MEANING

ATRANS

The transfer of an abstract relationship such as possession, ownership or control.

PTRANS

Transfer of physical location of an object.

PROPEL

Application of physical force to an object (regardless of whether the object is PTRANSed or not).

MOVE

The movement of a body part of an animal by that animal. Often an instrumental act.

GRASP

The grasping of an object by an actor

INGEST

To take in

EXPEL

Expulsion from the body

MTRANS

The transfer of mental information between animals or within an animal.

SPEAK

The actions of producing sounds. Humans often use it as an instrument for MTRANS.

ATTEND

The action of attending or focusing a sense organ towards a stimulus. Also an instrument to MTRANS.

Let us convert the first sentence to Contextual Dependency Structure.


Here, p implies Past tense and o implies object. Now, let us now convert the second sentence into a contextual dependency structure.


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