Homework2-08 - English Grammar, Homework #2 Chapter 3,...

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English Grammar, Homework #2 Chapter 3, Exercises 8, 15, 18 (8) Modal auxiliary verbs: Lack secondary inflectional forms ( plain form , gerund-participle , past participle ) Have no distinct 3 rd singular agreement form in present tense Take a bare infinitival complement (not the to infinitival ) i. You are to report for duty at 8 am. Lacks secondary inflectional forms *You can/must/will be to report for duty at 8 am. *You are being to report for duty at 8 am. *You have been to report for duty at 8 am. Has a distinct 3 rd singular agreement form in present tense S/he is to report for duty at 8 am. Does not take bare infinitival complement *You are report for duty at 8 am. ii. We have to ask what’s best for the child. Has secondary inflectional forms We will have to ask what’s best for the child. We are having to ask what’s best for the child. We have had to ask what’s best for the child. Has a distinct 3 rd singular agreement form in present tense S/he has to ask what’s best for the child.
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Homework2-08 - English Grammar, Homework #2 Chapter 3,...

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