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What is a sentence elicitation frame?

 

Definition
 

A sentence elicitation frame is a syntactic construction that has a blank left in it for eliciting or testing words.

Examples
 

Here are examples of different kinds of sentence elicitation frames:

 
  • A frame for eliciting nouns

    • This is a dog.
    • This is a pig.
    • This is a _______.
  • A frame for eliciting adjectives

    • A ball is round.
    • A block is square.
    • A pencil is _______.

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