"Intro to Pyparsing" Article at ONLamp
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jan 30 23:24:10 CET 2006
"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
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> Christopher Subich wrote:
>> Using English, because that's the only language I'm fluent in, consider
>> the sentence:
>> "The horse raced past the barn fell."
>> It's just one of many "garden path sentences," where something that
>> occurs late in the sentence needs to trigger a reparse of the entire
> I can't parse that at all.
Upon seeing 'fell' as the main verb, you have to reparse 'raced past the
barn' as not the predicate but as a past participle adjectival phrase, like
'bought last year' or 'expected to win'.
The phrase parsed as a predicate reparses as a modifier, as in this
Terry Jan Reedy
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