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    Need Help Locating Verb

    Hi Anyone ,
    I hope I'm not posting in the wrong place! If that's the case, I"M SORRY!!! I'm new to this forum.

    My question:

    I need to identify verb group in the following text:
    Many studies claim thereis a causal relationship between TV violence and aggressive behaviour in children. Browns’ longitudinal study showed{{that people}} who watchedthe most violence on TVcommitted the most serious crimes by age 30. His findings also suggest {{that there are a variety of factors which increase aggression as a result of exposure to violence on TV}}. This includes the portrayal of violence {{as justified and points to the lack of consequences for violent and aggressive behaviour}}.
    The words in bold and blue are the verbs I have identify. Could anyone help me? PLEASE!

    If you could help me identify the transitivity metafunction, that is, the process, the participants and the circumstances as well that would be great!!!!
    The following is how I have identify transitivity:
    Many studies = Participants: Carrier
    claim= Process: Relational
    there
    is=Process: Relational
    a causal relationship = Circumstance: Manner; quality
    between TV violence =Participants: Phenomenon
    and aggressive behaviour =Participants: Attribute
    in children=Participants: Target
    Browns’ longitudinal study =Participant: Existent
    showed=Process: Existential
    that people who =Participant: Behaver
    watched =Process: Behavioral
    the most violence on TV =Circumstance: Matter
    committed =Process:Material
    the most serious crimes by age 30 =Circumstance: Manner; quality
    His findings also =Participant: Carrier
    suggest =Process: Relational
    that there=
    are =Process: Relational
    a variety of factors which increase aggression =Participant: Attribute
    as a result of =Circumstance: Manner; means
    exposure to =Process:Material
    violence on TV=Circumstance: Contingency; condition
    This= Participant: token
    includes =Finite and Predicator
    the portrayal of violence =Circumstance: Role; guise
    as justified =Process:Relational
    and points to =Process:Relational
    the lack of consequences=Circumstances:Manner; means
    for violent and aggressive behaviour
    =Participant: Value

    I'll be thankful for any help you can give!!!!!! If you can't then c'est la vive "that's life"
    But thank you in advance all the same

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    Re: Need Help Locating Verb

    Sorry but I can't understand your post about transitivity metafunction. All I know is that you found the verbs correctly... Just pray that some other persons will help you :)

    Never lose hope

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