Student or Learner
I read about the functions of sentences, but i couldnot understand how can we tell the function of a certain sentence. Take for example these sentences and please comment on them in terms of their functions:
A: Hey, Bob!
A: Give me a hand with this suitcase, will you?
B: Sorry, but Jenny’s waiting for me.
A: O.K. Never mind.
First of all, let's check what [B]you[B] understand by 'function of sentences'.
Then can you say what the purpose of that conversation is? (Since a purpose of language is to communicate, we need to ask what are the people communicating. I apologise if you wanted an answer but I'm looking to see what you know already.)