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The Child's Learning of English Morphology by Jean Berko

to make. All of the English inflectional morphemes were present. The areas that seemed to be most promising from this examination were the plural and the two possessives of the noun, the third person singular of the verb, the progressive and the past tense, and the comparative and superlative of the adjective. The pronouns were avoided both because of the difficulty involved in making up a nonsense pronoun, and because the pronouns are so few in number and so irregular that we would hardly expect...

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Freedom Writers

irrelevant content; make sure the story flows and the characters and their problems are introduced and resolved appropriately  Check if language is correct and various structures are used; having a good knowledge of narrative tenses such as Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect will help  Get some second opinions Paola Schincariol 2012/2012 Useful phrases TIME phrases DRAMATIC devices It all began Meanwhile Shortly afterwards A little later Some time later Eventually ...

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Errors of Overregularization

error that Marcus (1996) proposes to stem from the existence of mental rules denoted by the acquisition of a rule, the lexicon store through memory of past tense forms and the an irregularity always is superior to the acquired rule. The paper states four types of evidence where overregularization may not be explained by the draw towards regular stem-past pairs. In analyzing this piece of literature, we have to be aware of the limitations of this paper. The question that strikes me is whether there...

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The Jar of Tassai

THE LANGUAGE-BASED MODEL Literary Texts : The Jar of Tassai and The Big Day Grammar Lessons/Points : a. Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases b. Tenses of Verbs (Simple Past Tense) A. Prepositions/Prepositional Phrase * A preposition is a word that shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence. Rule : A preposition always introduces a phrase. The noun or pronoun that ends a prepositional phrase is the object of the preposition which introduces...

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Syllabus Design

Then turn left and go west on Sunset Boulevard for about two blocks. The bank is on your right, just past the post office. A: All right. Thank you. B: You’re welcome. Conversation 2 A: How do I get to Kensington Road? B: Well, you go down Fullarton Road … A:  … what, down Old Belair Road and around …? B: Yeah. And then you go straight … A: past the hospital? B: Yeah, keep going straight, past the racecourse to the roundabout. You know the big roundabout? A: Yeah. B: And Kensington Road’s...

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Verb Tenses

VERB TENSES 1. PRESENT TENSE | 2. PAST TENSE | 3. FUTURE TENSE | 1.Simple Present Tense E.g. I eat an apple( A V) An apple is eaten by me (PV) | 1.Simple Past TenseE.g. I ate an apple.(AV)An apple was eaten by me.(PV) | 1.Simple Future TenseE.g. I shall eat an apple(AV)An apple will be eaten by me.(PV) | 2. Present Continuous TenseE.g. I am eating an apple. (A.V)Are/am/is +verb + ingAn apple is being eaten by me.(PV) | 2. Past Continuous TenseE.g. I was eating an apple.(AV)Was/were+verb+ingAn...

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No Future Tense in English?

English teaching, this could be, perhaps, rephrased as: when a tense is presented to be used only for the time its name represents, it is nothing more than a deception. Generally, it is taught that the tenses are only to express actions of the time they “represent”, allowing the student to gain the misconception that tenses are entirely connected with time, even though their uses are by no means limited to their names as such, i.e. “present tense” for “present time” only. This is "a truth presented as...

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What Tenses Meant to Be

WHAT TENSES MEAN TO ME Today fluency in English is a very valuable asset. For second language speakers, English creates better job opportunities abroad, and it is essential for living and working in foreign countries. Although tenses are only one small part of English language, they are nonetheless important to have mastered. One cannot run away from having to use the language in one way or another. China has come to realize the importance of mastering English, and have begun to learn the...

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Two Poems

apart and analyzed, they can leave your mind blown. I will be comparing “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke with another poem titled “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. In both poems the speaker is reminiscing on events that happened in the past, the fathers in both poems are showing affection by doing things for their children rather than saying, and lastly, both pieces share similar tones leaving the audience with some kind of strong feelings about their own father, good or bad. “My Papa’s...

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Comparative Stylistic Analysis of a Poem

Easter Wings by George Herbert The syntactic feature of this poem is somehow parallel to its lexico-semantic feature wherein there, the use of words with negative and positive meanings is being emphasized. Here, the main focus will be on the change of tenses of verbs. It can be noticed here that whenever the length of a line decreases, we get verbs referring to the process of literal or metaphorical contraction (e.g. 'lost' in line 2 and 'decaying' in line 3). When the lines increase in length we find...

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