CHI506 L. 23 Notes - . . . l (on the phone) . . l (incoming...

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1. Progressive Aspect a. There are several ways to express the progressive aspect of an action [. required] (1) VERB           (2) . VERB           [.   optional] (3) . VERB (. ) . (. ) (4) . VERB(. ) (. ) Note 1: only “. ”  can be used in the “. /. verb” b I am thinking about going to your house. b   I am about to eat lunch. Note 2: with the location “. , only “. ”  can be used b a b I was reading in the library when you came yesterday. b. Negative form of the progressive aspect n b VERB (or .   for short answer) *Never use .   in the negative form I am reading. I am not sleeping. x Are you sleeping? No, I am reading. b
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C. An action in progress may take place in ‘the present’, ‘the past’ or ‘the future’. The time is expressed by time phrase. Past: When I called him yesterday, he was watching TV. b n b W Present: He is watching TV now. Future: When you go to see him tomorrow, he will definitely be watching TV. b n b W 2. Phone Calls F w b he called me./he gave me a call.
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Unformatted text preview: . . . l (on the phone) . . l (incoming call) . . l (outgoing call) 3. . a. Progressive aspect (as in 1.) b. Simplified questions I am a student. And you? F w b You are not free now. How about this evening? l c. Whereabouts Where is your mother? Fw Where is the car? . 4. . a. Question with . : very much like a ‘tag’ question You are busy now, aren’t you? y b She lives in #412, doesn’t she? y b b. Affirmative sentence with . : let’s~ a suggestion or a polite command Let’s go. y Let’s eat in that restaurant. You go. . Come pick me up now. y b 5. y b : to visit . : to visit a thing/place for a more formal purpose . : to interview or to visit someone for an official purpose . : a social visit to someone or to visit a place for pleasure . _. _. . _. _. _ . _ : n Note: when you visit a geographic place, use the following structure: . + the geographic place + . or . : n b : n b...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course CHI 506 taught by Professor Kao during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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CHI506 L. 23 Notes - . . . l (on the phone) . . l (incoming...

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