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Unformatted text preview: Ling. 1000 6.0 Introduction to Linguistics Homework Exercise 2 Prepare for tutorial for the week of October 4—8. 1. Most words can belong to more than one class. In each of the following groups of sentences, a given word is used in more than one sense. Identify its word class in each case and provide one structural proof to support your claim. a) Thelma is working overtime today Working parents often have problems with daycare b) The ending was a real surprise Edwin might surprise us We planned a surprise dinner for her birthday 2. Underline the verb string and bracket and label the subject and each verb dependent in the sentences below. The first one has been done as an example. a) [The rat] a_te [the cheese] S DO b) Sara bought a new computer c) The mayor seemed rather anxious d) The temperature in this room fluctuates constantly e) She sold them her old furniture recently f) The workers have loaded the boxes onto the trucks g) My sister is taking the children to the zoo on the weekend h) Very few sailboats were seen in the marina on the weekend ...
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