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Overall it is a very complex sentence which carries many embedded sentences.Alice was just beginning to think to herself, ‘Now, what am I to do with this creature when I get it home? When it grunted again, so violently, that she looked down into its facein some alarm. [to think to herself] Infinite phrase refers the verb ‘beginning’[to do]Infinite phrase as an object of the pronoun “I”[when I get home]Adverb clauses showing22
time relationship[when I grunted again]Adverb clauses showing time relationship[so violently that she looked down into its face in some alarm]Coordination Conjunctions interms of showing and or expressing results.ii)this time there could be no mistake about it; it was neither more nor less than a pig and she felt it would be quite absurd for her to carry it any farther.[neither more norless than a pig]Coordinating Conjunction to express negatively[and she felt]Conjunction to express / show – (additional idea)[that it would be quite absurd for her]Noun Clauseobject of the verb “felt”[to carry it any farther]Infinitive phrase as object of the pronoun ‘her ‘ .The above is a highly complex sentence. It has embedded sentences andcoordinating conjunctions.M.The following passage from the ‘History of Mr. Polly’ contains a number of words which are surely beyond a 20,000 word vocabulary. They have been changed intononsense words so that you are in the same position as an advanced student reading the book. What can you deduce from the context (including grammatical clues)about the italicized words?
(2) Using context clues (definition, synonym- antonym, example, comparison, cause effect etc.) one can reason out (deduce) the meaning of an unfamiliar word.“Slowly, argumentatively, and reluctantly, Uncle Jim waded downstream. He tried threats, he tried persuasion, he even tried a belated note of pandonpathos; Mr Pollyremained insollerableinexorable, if in secret a little perplexed as to the outcome of the situation. ‘This cold’s getting to my lunnermarrer!’ said Uncle Jim. “You want cooling.You keep out in it,” said Mr. Polly. They came round the bend into sight ofNicholson’s lat, where the backwater runs down to the Potwell Mill. And there, after much furdorparleyand several waindsfeints, Uncle Jim made a desperate effort andstruggled into the clutch of the overhanging morriesosierson the island, and so got out of the water, with the mil-stream between them. He emerged dripping and muddy withpoldentivevindictive. ‘By Gaw!’ he said. ‘I’ll skin you for this!’I would prefer to teach this word with examples to learners that are on an intermediate level.

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Alice in Wonderland, Teaching English as a foreign language, Morpheme

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