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 26, 2018

Last Bits of Grammar

Last notes:

Expletive constructions: Standard English has a number of what we call expletive constructions. These occur when we use “place-holder” or empty words in order for our grammar to make sense to us.

Nonfinite Phrases: Gerunds and Participles

Participles and Gerunds

Like infinitives, both participles and gerunds are nonfinite phrases. And, like infinitives, they are words that derive from – come from – verbs, and yet do not function as verbs.

Non-finite phrases

Nonfinite Phrases:

Nonfinite phrases are like dependent clauses in that they can act as nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. They are unlike dependent clauses in that they contain nonfinite verb forms rather than finite verbs.

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.