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Bracketing of segments: layer (a)

Bracketing of segments involves the delimitation by bracketing, usually with square brackets, of the segments which are recognised as having a syntactic integrity (sentences, clauses, phrases, words). In example 3,

(3)  [[He] [walked [into [the garden]]]]
the garden is one unit within into the garden, which in turn is a unit within walked into the garden. He is a unit in its own right. The outermost brackets indicate that the whole sentence is a unit.