Greek1001_Part_4 - Speech Acts and Sentence Types[Adapted...

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12 Speech Acts and Sentence Types [Adapted from Gerda M. Seligson, Greek for Reading (Michigan, 1994), 1] We speak for a variety of reasons; whenever we speak, we commit a speech act : 1. to give information, we make a statement 2. to get information, we ask a question 3. to demand an action from someone, we give a command 4. to suggest an action, we utter an exhortation 5. to wish for something, we make a wish 6. to ask for advice, we ask a deliberative question This information about speech acts will be useful as we consider mood and aspect in Greek. Exercise on Speech Acts: Exercise 1: Label the speech acts in the sentences below. 1. Shall I wash the dog 2. Let her wash the dog 3. Is he washing the dog 4. Would that I were washing the dog, instead of studying Greek 5. Wash that dog 6. I am washing the dog Exercise 2: Add punctuation marks to the sentences above.
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13 Tips on Translating Greek Word order is VERY important in English. For example, in English there is a profound difference between The boy hit the ball. and The ball hit the boy.
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