Project #1990 - grammar

Question1
I went to Thailand last year to teach.
Answer:
I went to Thailand last year to teach
i)Identify the verb phrase.
Verb - Went
Irregular Verb - To Teach

(ii) Name the structure.
past infinitive

(iii) Label the parts of the structure

Subject + Main Verb(Past simple) Irregular Verb (Past Indefinite) 
I Went to teach

(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.
A completed action at a specific time in the past
Comment: iii "to teach" is not the past
 
Question2
She can speak Mandarin.
Answer:
She can speak Mandarin.

(i) Identify the verb phrase.
auxiliary verb - can
Main Verb - Speak

(ii) Name the structure.Present simple

(iii) Label the parts of the structure.

Subject + auxiliary verb + main Verb (simple present)
She Can Speak

(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence
Ability
Comment: iii tell me what kind of verb 'can' is and what form of "speak" this is.
 
Question4
He's been a teacher for ten years.
Answer:
He's been a teacher for ten years
(i)Identify the verb phrase.

Auxiliary Verbs - Has been


(ii) Name the structure.
Present Perfect 

(iii) Label the parts of the structure.
Auxiliary Verb +Present Perfect
He's been

(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence
A activity that began in the past and continues down to the present
Comment: Please review the directions and examples and revise iii.
 
Question5
The school was founded in 2002.
Answer:
The school was founded in 2002

(i)Identify the verb phrase.
Verb was Founded

(ii) Name the structure.
past participle

(iii) Label the parts of the structure.
Subject + auxiliary verb + past participle

(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.
A scientific fact or general truth
Comment:

ii was already correct - it is the passive voice

iv review why we use the passive voice and explain it here.

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 01/28/2013 12:00 am
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