Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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: 336-352, 359-363 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
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.
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.
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
CLAUSES: FINITE CLAUSES
These are the types of finite clauses we'll be discussing:
That-clauses (AKA noun clauses)
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.