Level A - Weekly exercise L47_2

ANSWERS

En vous référant à la présentation du groupe nominal, pour chaque groupe extrait du texte, vous indiquerez sa construction ( P, G ou A) et son noyau.

Texte :

Mexican voters head to the polls on Sunday to elect governors in the states of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit. Early opinion polls indicate candidates of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) are leading candidates from President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party (PAN). The PAN has attempted to partner with the leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) to defeat the PRI in Nayarit and Coahuila, but its candidates are still favored in those races Sunday. The PRI's current governor in Mexico state, Enrique Pena Nieto, is considered a front-runner in next year's presidential race. Mexico is the country's most populous state.

Groupes nominaux :

Mexican voters = A => voters

the states of Mexico = P => states

Early opinion polls = A => polls

the Institutional Revolutionary Party = A => Party

President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party = G =>Party

the leftist Democratic Revolution Party = A => Party

The PRI's current governor in Mexico state = G => governor

Le 's indique une construction génitive : le noyau se trouve après 's.

Or il y a de nouveau un groupe nominal : current governor in Mexico state. Il convient donc de continuer l'analyse sur ce groupe.

On y trouve la préposition "in": le noyau est donc avant celle-ci. Mais de nouveau, il y a un groupe "current governor". Celui-ci est de construction adjectivale. C'est donc le dernier mot qui est le noyau : "governor".

next year's presidential race = G => race

the country's most populous state = G => state

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