1. What is the principle that is relevant for the following variant of English word order? What is this grammatically correct construction called?
You should read with greatest attention all the instructions which you receive in the course of the day.
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2. Classify the "there" in the following sentence:
There is something extra and heroic about him
It is either presentational, existentational or locative. we would tend to say that it is existational. Existational, though some people take a different line and view it as an expletive.
3.Underline the occurences of the linking be in the following sentences.
The books I read last week were extremely boring. This town has constantly been growing. Will you be in the office tomorrow? But I am wondering about it again and again. Louise was invited for dinner.
4. Which verbs can not be passivised in English.
We said that only intransative verbs can´t be passivised.
5. Which internal property of the object- Noun phrase accounts for the choice of few/little in the following sentences:
A: The president has few supporters in the army
B The president has little support in the army.
Countability- it's plural countable in the first and uncountable in the second.
6. Which internal proberty of the noun college accounts for the placement of an article and for the zero- article in the following sentences:
A: John has been at college for four years.
B: The college is a rather new building.
In the first, we're thinking more of the activity of studying at a cetrtain level than the bricks and mortar of the place. In the second we are thinking about a specific location in physical terms.
7. Examples for unique, abstract and common nouns.
A unique noun is a noun with 'the' that is unique (the only one) in that text. If I say 'I went to pick her up at the station', it's unique because it is the only one in reference. If I say 'the highest mountain in the world', it is unique because it has to be Mount Everest.
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