Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Assignment for April 12 through May 8

Thursday April 12: 295-309 ex 10.2, 10.5 -- do half of each. Ex 10.6, do all, but just RK

Tuesday April 17: 309-327, 332-336 Ex 10.8 do all (just RK); 10.9, 10.10, 11.1 do half

Thursday April 19: 336-352359-363 Ex 12.1 -- do half

Tuesday April 24 363-399 Ex 12.9, 12.11 do all; 12.5, 12.6, 12.10 do half

Thursday April 26: Begin review for Final / Test Three

Tuesday May 1: No class -- study for Final / Test Three

Tuesday May 3: Finish review for Final / Test Three

Tuesday May 8: TEST THREE / FINAL EXAM begins at 12.30 in our classroom.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Finite Clauses Part II: That-clauses, Interrogative clauses, appositives

That-clauses are dependent clauses introduced (usually) by the word that which function as nouns.

Finite Clauses Part I: Subordinated Clauses, Relative Clauses, Clauses defined


These are the types of finite clauses we'll be discussing:
Subordinated Clauses
Relative clauses
That-clauses (AKA noun clauses)
Interrogative clauses

Basic Sentence Transformation Part II: Passives, Negatives, Interrogatives

Passive Transformations

Type V sentences – that is, sentences with the construction

        James found a quarter.
 Subject (NP1) + MVP (Transitive verb) + Direct Object (NP2)

 are in the active voice. These sentences can be transformed into the passive voice. Type V sentences are the only sentences that can be made passive.

Sentence Transformations Part I: Indirect objects, object complements

Basic Sentence Transformation:

Indirect objects, Passive constructions, negative constructions, interrogative constructions, imperatives

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


A number of people have been getting a little worried about final grades, so I thought I would give you an extra credit assignment or two.

Do any or all of these, and earn EXTRA CREDIT!!

Monday, April 2, 2018