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    Please help me as i am on last attempt

    Hi there
    I have 3 chances to complete his task
    I only have 3 questions that i need help with...
    the assignment :
    For each of the following five sentences:
    (i) Identify the verb phrase.
    (ii) Name the structure.
    (iii) Label the parts of the structure.
    (iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.


    Examples:

    I start work at seven every morning.
    (i) start
    (ii) present simple
    (iii) base form
    (iv) a routine

    I was living in Peru at the time.
    (i) was living
    (ii) past continuous
    (iii) auxiliary 'be' (past tense) + present participle
    (iv) an activity in progress at a specified time in the past

    I had to answer 5 questions i got 1,3 and 5 right just need help on 2 and 4

    question 2: She can speak Mandarin.


    Answer:
    Can speak (verb phrase)

    Present simple ( structure)

    modal verb 'can' * main verb speak (Present participle) ( parts of structur)

    Ability ( functional meaning (

    Comment: Thank you for redoing parts of this assignment, Melissa.

    iii) "speak" is not a present participle. Please try again.






    Is it infinitive?

    then question 4
    He's been a teacher for ten years.
    Answer:
    He's been (verb phrase)

    Present perfect ( structure)

    present simple of 'has' + main verb be of been (Present participle) (parts of structure)

    action uniting past and present conditions (functional meaning$



    Comment: iii) "been" is not a present participle. Please try again.
    iv) This answer is incorrect and has not been changed. Please redo this.

    PLEASE HELP

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Please help me as i am on last attempt

    I am sorry, melkershaw32, we cannot do your TEFL course for you.

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    Re: Please help me as i am on last attempt

    And if this is your understanding of a present participle, you are in no position to teach English yet- this is basic stuff that can be found in any decent grammar. You cannot teach what you do not know and understand.

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    Re: Please help me as i am on last attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by melkershaw32 View Post
    [...]
    Comment: Thank you for redoing parts of this assignment, Melissa.
    [...]
    It seems you've already had help with bits that are correct. It makes me wonder whether you have got any questions right yourself.

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