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The Difference between Deep Structure and Surface Structure in Linguistics


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In transformational and generative grammar, deep structure is the underlying syntactic structure (or level) of a sentence. Deep structure is an abstract representation that identifies the ways a sentence can be analyzed and interpreted. It is also known as deep grammar or D-structure.

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