i'm having trouble with an assignment for my linguistics course. here's a sample from the exercise and the instructions:
-analyse in depth the underlined verb groups
include: a precise description of the immediate constituents, analysis of each marker of operation, show manipulations
“Another of your letters arrived at my house yesterday,” the doctor announces. “That makes four now”. He says this in a colourless, insipid voice, in the way he says most things.
It is only the significant pause which follows that alerts me I am expected to respond, and distracts my attention from the scene outside his office window. For several minutes I have been watching two children as they tramp stiffly off into the distance. They lead me to think of my daughter, and to wonder if she misses my visits."
I'm not looking for someone to do it for me. I need help with the step by step process.
Thanks in advance