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I'm currently applying for a CELTA course, one of the questions on the pre-interview task is to match the grammatical terms. I have a degree in English Language and I have never heard of Gerund is there something weird about that?? Here is what I have done so far:
1. Phrasal Verb - Who turned up at the party?
2. Gerund - I like fishing
3. Infinitive of purpose - He's come to fix the taps.
4. Inversion - Have you finished the book?
5. Auxiallary verb - That's the house where I was born.
6. Modal verb - We must go now.
7. Passive - Hardly had I gone out than it began to rain.
8. Conditional - I would have called but I couldn't find a phone box.
9. Past participle - The car's been mended
I think I have messed up somewhere with the passive, aux and infinitive of purpose. Your help would be very much appreciated to clear up where I have gone wrong.
Thank you Clark, but I dont think I explained myself properly they are all the answers and you have to match them up to the grammatical terms so does that mean that all I have to do is switch 7 and 9 around and the rest are right??
Hmmmm, I'm not sure because all the grammatical terms down the right hand side are the only options I got and anything after the hyphen are the answers it was set out like this.
1 Phrasal verb a. I like fishing
2 Gerund b. We must go now
3 Infinitive of purpose c. Have you finished the book?
4 Inversion d. Who turned up at the party?
5 Auxiliary verb e. The car's been mended
6 Modal verb f. I would have called, but I couldn't find a phone
7 Past Perfect g. He's come to fix the taps
8 Conditional h. That's the house where I was born
9 Past participle i. Hardly had I gone out than it began to rain
Then match them up....
Then, like you said, swap #7 and #9. I mean in your post #1.