# 8.1: Tree Diagrams

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This unit introduces the basic vocabulary for tree diagrams. Tree diagrams are the notation that most syntacticians use to describe how sentences are organized in the mental grammar.

## Check Yourself

In the following tree diagram:

1. What is the structural relationship between V *loves* and NP *sushi*?

- V and NP are sisters.
- V is the mother of NP.
- V is the daughter of NP.
- V and NP are not related in any of these three ways.

2. What is the structural relationship between NP *Colin* and V *loves*?

- Deg and V are sisters.
- Deg is the mother of V.
- Deg is the daughter of V.
- NP and V are not related in any of these three ways.

3. Which node is the sister of NP *Colin*?

- TP.
- T’.
- T.