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|tonyto 1 post||
For each of the following four sentences:
(i) Identify the verb phrase.
(ii) Name the structure.
(iii) Label the parts of the structure.
(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.
REally need help on this problem... i put this... for (iii) I know 'can' is a model verb and speak is infinitive right? for (ii) besides present simple what else can it be?
She can speak Mandarin.
|orlakeating 3 posts||
ii)might be asking you about the 'can' part, I'm not really sure
iii)Add in about the model part and look up what kind of verb speak is, also type into google 'peresent participle speak' for me the second link will tell you everything.
|rickygram 1 post||
How can they ask you for more detail when you've given them the same amount of detail that they use in the example? I think they want you say about can being a model verb. I'm doing this test now but I'm fed up of the ambiguous terms they use when setting questions. The format for (ii) and (iii) is vague why can't they use specific terms to make it easier to understand?
|AlixM09 83 posts||
the comment is perfctly reasonable. 'Can' is not an auxilliary verb. A participle is not a tense. Imagine you are teaching this to a class of Chinese children - is it enough to say this is the present simple?
All this information is available on the internet if you do a small amount of research or buy a book. Remember that this course is here to teach you how to be a teacher, it isn't a course in English. This is an extremely simple grammar point, and you will be presented with far more difficult and complicated matters as a teacher so you need to teach yourself the basics now. Don't worry though! You will get used to it!
|beowulf 1 post||
i'm stuggling with the same assessment, particularly naming the structure and labelling the parts. Do they want more detail for stucture?. The labelling do they want tenses, participles, and modal verbs etc? Do you have to get all parts right ie 100% to pass?
|vanityfull 2 posts||
About the structure - Present Simple, Present Perfect, passive etc but you have to be careful, some of them are not as straight forward as they look, for example it can be passive, but you need to specify in what tense is it - Past Perfect? Present Perfect? you can't just write Passive and leave it like that.
Labelling - indeed. They want the formula, e.g. auxiliary 'be' (past tense) + present participle. Or subject +...If it's a verb, you have to indicate whether it's the main ot auxiliary.
I have no idea whether they will let you pass if some of the asnwers are wrong. When it comes to grammar, in most cases it's either right or wrong. When you plan lessons, then it's a different thing, because it's up to the teacher.
|irene2310 1 post||
I´m doing the grammar awareness assignment. I already submitted it once for correction and got this feedback from the tutor:
"The school was founded in 2002.
Comment: Yes, it is a passive but what is the function? compare the difference:
|Hilly_90 1 post||
Irene my assessment was marked by Esme Noakes too and have been given the exact same comment,
The school was founded in 2002.
I have no idea what to put as the function???!
If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.
Again any help would be fantastic
|johncecil2012 2 posts||
@ Tonyto - In regards to (ii), I have no idea what they are wanting you to do by asking for "more information" but as for (iii), yes 'can' is an auxiliary verb but what type of auxiliary verb is it? And for the second verb "speak", look at the first example they give you "I start work at seven every morning"..
@ Hilly_90 - I hope what I have written above provides you with some assistance aswell