Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Assignments for February 6 through February 20

Tuesday February 6: 108-123; do all of ex 5.2; one half of ex. 5.4; all of 5.5, half of 5.6, all of 5.7

Thursday February 8: Read 123-129. Do all of the first review exercise on page 129-130. Begin reviewing for Test One
Tuesday February 13: NO CLASS: Use this day to study

Thursday Feb 15: Review for Test One

February 20: Test One

Pronouns: Personal, reflexive, reciprocal, indefinite


In traditional grammar, pronouns are often classified with nouns. But a little thought shows us that nouns and pronouns have very different forms. Pronouns also function somewhat differently than nouns do.


A qualifier precedes an adjective or adverb, modifying it by increasing or decreasing its quality. In that respect, a qualifier is a kind of adverb (since it always modifies something other than a noun). However, it is not a true adverb, but a structure class word.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Assignments for January 30 through February 19

Tuesday January 30: Read pages 76-92. Do half of exercises 4.7, 4.9, 4.14

Thursday February 1: Read pages 92-106. Do first two review exercises, and half of exercise 5.1, all of 5.2.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Structure Class Words: Auxiliaries


Auxiliary verbs provide grammatical information about the main verb. Specifically, these verb indicate information about tense, mood, and voice. (We’ll talk about all of this in more depth later on.) You may have heard these verbs called “helping verbs.”

Structure Class Words: Determiners

Determiners (See list on page 101 of your text)

A determiner is a structure class word that precedes and modified a noun. The prototypical examples are a, an, and the.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Structure-class Words: Overview

So far, we have been looking at Form Class Words – nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. To review, form class words are words that can change their shape by accepting morphemes. So a noun, like dog, can become dogs; and an adjective like happy can become happier, or unhappy.