Problems with Modifiers Essential Information: A modifier gives information about a word, phrase, or clause in a sentence and changes or clarifies its meaning. There are three kinds of modifiers: Adjectives: words that describe nouns or pronouns. Adverbs: words that describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Word groups: Phrases and clauses that function as adjectives or adverbs by adding meaning to nouns, pronouns, and verbs. What’s the Issue?
ADVERBIAL CLAUSES Clauses of Place and Time Adverbial clauses are dependent clauses, which perform the function of an adverbial modifier. As the adverb is a word that describes or adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective and another adverb, therefore, the adverbial clauses can modify a verb, an adjective or an adverb in the principle clause. According to their meaning we distinguish the following kinds of adverbial clauses: adverbial clauses of time, place, cause (reason), purpose, condition, concession, result, manner, and comparison. Adverbial clauses are joined to the principal clause by means of subordinating conjunctions; they are not joined to the principal clause asyndetically except sometimes adverbial clauses of condition. As to its position in the sentence, it may precede the clause to which it is subordinated or follow it.
Sub-classification of the Semi-auxiliaries The definition of semi-auxiliaries is that a multi-word construction based on an auxiliary verb and having some of the same grammatical characteristics,also known as a semi-modal or a lexical auxiliary. As we can say, among the auxiliary verbs, we distinguish a large number of multi-word verbs, which are called semi-auxiliaries. These are two-or three-word combinations. Semi-auxiliaries constitute a category of verbs between auxiliaries proper and main verbs. Some are followed by an infinitive; others by a zero infinitive.Structurally , semi-auxiliaries fall into three types:one type is initiated with the verb be : |be able to |be about to |be apt to |be bound to | |be due to |be going to |be likely to |be liable to | |be meant to |be supposed to |be willing to |be obliged to | A second type is initiated with the verb have ( have to) : Have to is the only semi-auxiliary beginning with have rather than be , but its inclusion in this category is partly justified by its occurrence in the full range of nonfinite forms , a respect in which it differs from the semantically parallel have got to; the third type is initiated with the verb seem, chance , happen , appear , etc.
➢ consonance - intentional repetition of 3 or more consonant sounds among nearby words ➢ assonance - intentional repetition of 3 or more vowel sounds among nearby words ➢ slogan – a repeated phrase or idea that identifies the audience with an essential concept of a speech/campaign. Sentence Structure ➢ parallelism (syntax) - intentional balancing clauses within a sentence to create equality of development between ideas (a.k.a. balanced sentence); ➢ rhetorical fragment – intentional use of a sentence fragment to emphasize an idea ➢ rhetorical question – question intentionally posed to generate thought, but not intended to be answered Syntax Manipulation ➢ asyndeton – deliberate omission of conjunctions in a series of related clauses ➢
The Verb Phrases Verb phrase is the second part of the basic sentence, and it functions as a predicate. One constituent that the VP must contain is the VERB GROUP (Vgrp), and the Vgrp consists of (Auxiliary) verb or (Lexical) verb which is optionally preceded by other (Auxiliary) verbs. We can distinguish between the auxiliary verb and the lexical verb by: 1- Making questions. Or 2- Adding inflections. Some words can belong to more than on category such as: (Interest, Present, content).
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To make any judgements on the magnitude of their influence, we need to look at each of these variables in more depth and expose some of the ways they affect the spoken language. Perhaps from this examination we can draw some conclusion as to whether one variable is prima facie having a greater influence than the other. Our age is of course one of the ways we can classify ourselves as part of society and is a factor which causes language variation. When comparing conversations of speakers of different ages we can observe differences in characteristics such as the topic, complexity and type of language used, pronunciation and grammar. Vocabulary differences are usually the most easily identifiable with other characteristics such as pronunciation far more subtle in nature.
In the middle construction these verbs are used not as transitives, but as one-argument intransitives. b) The subject bears a non-Agent relation to the verbal process, typically that of Patient. c) Middles normally require some kind of adjunct in order to be acceptable, although adjunct-less middles are also possible. Qualia structure One important element in relation to middle
I believe that prior “successful” application of the comparative method is a prerequisite to any attempt at grammatical comparison and reconstruction. But the comparative method has limitations, determined by the very properties of the method that make it work: i It has relative temporal limitations. The more changes related languages have undergone (in general, a function of time), the less likely the method is to be able to determine relatedness. ii It has sociohistorical limitations. Certain historical situations can have linguistic consequences that vitiate the comparative method.
‘ S O C I E T Y D I C TAT E S O U R U N D E R S TA N D I N G O F A P P R O P R I A T E O R I N A P P R O P R I AT E L A N G U A G E U S E ’ Society plays a rudimentary role in inﬂuencing the use of appropriate language; it acts as guideline and helps us know what to think, how to act, and how to express these actions and thoughts in a language that is appropriate for the context, furthermore, the language we use demonstrates our own beliefs and cultural norms. These guidelines are most relevant within the public arena; where new topics and ‘rules’ arise to alter the appropriate or inappropriate use of language. The use of profanity, the context in which we speak, how we say what we wish to convey, the use of politically correct language and the euphemistic nature of language all act as signposts to the world in which we live. The use of profane language, publicly, has become engraved within our society. The use of inappropriate language is widespread throughout the media, Radio host Kyle Sanderlans often brings up taboo topics and foul language when conversing with guests on his show.