Extended Penn Treebank Tag Set

This is the part of speech tag set used by most English corpora at GU. It is based on the original Penn Treebank tag set and is used e.g. by the TreeTagger:

TagDescriptionExample
CCcoordinating conjunctionand
CDcardinal number1, three
DTdeterminerthe
EXexistential therethere [is]
FWforeign wordd'hoevre
HYPHinternal hyphen[data] - [driven]
INpreposition, subordinating conjunctionin, of, like
IN/thatthat as subordinatorthat
JJadjectivegreen
JJRadjective, comparativegreener
JJSadjective, superlativegreenest
LSlist marker1)
MDmodalcould, will
NNnoun, singular or masstable
NNSnoun pluraltables
NPproper noun, singularJohn
NPSproper noun, pluralAmericans
PDTpredeterminerboth [the boys]
POSpossessive ending[friend]'s
PPpersonal pronounI, he, it
PP$possessive pronounmy, his
RBadverbhowever, usually, naturally, here, good
RBRadverb, comparativebetter
RBSadverb, superlativebest
RPparticle[give] up
SENTSentence final punctuation. ! ?
SYMSymbol/ = *
TOinfinitive 'to'to
UHinterjectionhey, huh, uh
VBverb be, base formbe
VBDverb be, past tensewas, were
VBGverb be, gerund/present participlebeing
VBNverb be, past participlebeen
VBPverb be, non-3rd sing. presentam, are
VBZverb be, 3rd person sing. presentis
VHverb have, base formhave
VHDverb have, past tensehad
VHGverb have, gerund/present participlehaving
VHNverb have, past participlehad
VHPverb have, non-3rd sing. presenthave
VHZverb have, 3rd person sing. presenthas
VVverb, base formtake
VVDverb, past tensetook
VVGverb, gerund/present participletaking
VVNverb, past participletaken
VVPverb, non-3rd sing. presenttake
VVZverb, 3rd person sing. presenttakes
WDTwh-determinerwhich, that
WPwh-pronounwho, what
WP$possessive wh-pronounwhose
WRBwh-abverbwhere, when
``Opening quotation marks' "
''Closing quotation marks' "
(Opening brackets( { [
)Closing brackets) } ]
,Comma,
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