Please answer the following questions.
Let's do it twice. The first time do it without any help from reference books. This
will give us an idea of what we "know" going into the course.
it again in blue using any references you'd like. (If you cannot make the text blue, type your second response
When you finish, send it to me in an
email with your name and GD as the title: cornwellGD.
Metalanguage or Teacher talk
In a grammar context, tell us what the
following words refer to, and if possible, give an example or two. One sentence
or phrase will be sufficient. If you don't know, just type "Don't know."
5. content words
8. function words
11. past participles
13. relative pronouns
14. reported speech
and error correction
Look at the following sentences and tell
us 1) what is the problem and 2) what you might tell the student who made the error.
These examples are taken from The Grammar Book by Celce-Murcia and Larsen-Freeman
16. *Nora wills read the book.
17. *He has bought it last Saturday.
18. *I not understand that.
19. *The song was sang several times
by the choir.
20. *What happens if I pushed this button.
21. *I enjoy to study English
22. *February is the most coldest month
in my country.
Often in grammar references an asterisk (*) is used to indicate an error and a question mark (?) is used to indicate something
that is awkward or incorrect in certain dialects.
Parts of Speech
Label the parts of speech in the following
sentence. There are twenty words. If you'd like, you can write the parts of speech
and then list the words after them.
Before the grammar class started,
Steve hurriedly finished his overdue homework and turned it in to the young substitute teacher.