Unformatted text preview: English Grammar Homework #1 Chapter 3, Exercises 2, 5, 7 (2) i. I don't think they found anything suspicious. Preterit I don't think they saw/*seen anything suspicious ii. That's not the edition I recommended. Preterit That's not the edition I saw/*seen. iii. She wasn't one of those arrested. Past Participle She wasn't one of those *saw/seen. iv. Do you think we'll get charged? Past participle Do you think we'll get *saw/seen? v. Haven't you seen the mess they made? Preterit Haven't you seen the mess the saw/*seen? vi.. Get it repaired without delay. Past Participle Get it *saw/seen without delay. vii. Who said it was mine? Preterit Who saw/*seen it was mine? viii. I don't want anyone hurt. Past Participle I don't want anyone *saw/seen. ix. I met him on a Monday. Preterit I saw/*seen him on a Monday. x. I don't believe we've met. Past Participle I don't believe we've *saw/seen. (5) i. Everyone arrested at the demonstration has now been released. Nonfinite Past participle form of arrest (compare: ...*saw/seen at the demonstration...) ii. It is essential that he complete the course. Finite Subordinate clause beginning with that has either a primary (tensed) verb form or is a subjunctive. Either way, it's finite. This one is subjunctive, as it has a third person singular subject but does not have the third person singular agreeing form of the verb (complete, not completes) and is not a preterit. iii. I think they may not have read the instructions. Finite Modals (here, may) have only primary forms. iv. Having been through a similar experience myself, I sympathize. Nonfinite Gerund-participle form (having) v. I'd advise you not to take it too seriously. Nonfinite To-infinitival (to take) vi. Hurry up, or we'll be late. Finite Imperative (7)i. You must get involved. auxiliary verb: You must not get involved. You mustn't get involved. ii. It is going to rain. Auxiliary verb: It is not going to rain. It isn't going to rain iii. They tend to disagree. Lexical verb: *They tend not to disagree (ok if not goes with to disagree, rather than with tend) *Then tendn't to disgree iv. She would like to see them. Auxiliary verb: She would not like to see them. She wouldn't like to see them. v. I saw them leave. Lexical verb: *I saw not them leave. *I sawn't them leave. vi. He wants to tell her. Lexical verb: *He wants not to tell her. (ok if not goes with to tell her, rather than with wants) *He wantsn't to tell her. vii. He might have told her. Auxiliary verb: He might not have told her. He mightn't have told her. viii. I'm going to solve it. Lexical verb: *I'm going not to solve it (kind of ok if not goes with to solve it) * I'm goingn't to solve it. ix. They can sardines to preserve them. Lexical verb: *They can not sardines to preserve them. *They can't sardines to preserve them. x. They can preserve sardines. Auxiliary verb: They can not preserve sardines. They can't preserve sardines. ...
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