Analysing Grammar structures
Write the form, function and phonological aspects of these items
1.She used to have long hair
2.I was having a bath when the phone rang
3.I wish I had worked harder.
I am having slight difficulties understanding the structure/function
of these sentences
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Re: Analysing Grammar structures
Welcome, Paul. :hi:
I'll help you with the first one. Please note though, we do not do homework assignments, so you'll have to do the rest on your own. ;-)
1. She used to have long hair.
Form: used to (modal auxiliary verb) + have (verb)
How do you know which one is the main verb?
Test it: She had long hair. :tick:
Function: used to have (verb phrase; main verb 'have')
Phonological aspect: the word used is pronounced [ju:s] ( is silent and final is not pronounced). The reason isn't pronounced is this. Given the string usd to, /s/ is voiceless, /d/ is voiced, and /t/ is voiceless. It's easier to pronounce a string of sounds that are either all voiceless or all voiced.
All the best. :-D