Shift from noun to clausenot parallel john was

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- Shift from noun to clause/not parallel - “John was admired by his friends, feared by his competitors, and disliked by his employees.” 5. She made them sit down, and then gives them tea. - Shift in tense - “She made them sit down and gave them tea.” 6. The new curriculum offers psychology and sociology, and you can take Greek, too, if you want. - Shift form adjective to noun/not parallel - “The new curriculum offers psychology, sociology, and Greek.” 7. Have you ever watched him trying to be the centre of attention, but he succeeds only in making a fool of himself? - Not parallel, shift in tense - “He tries to be the center of attention but only makes a fool of himself.” 8. First, clear the area of weeds, and then you should spread the mulch. - Shift in voice - “Clear the weeds and spread the mulch.” 9. When she heard the price of the ticket, she jokingly said I want to see the movie, not buy it. - Shift in discourse - “After hearing the ticket price, she joked that she wanted to see the movie, not buy it.” 10. Even though she works for a tobacco company does not mean that she should be against laws prohibiting smoking in restaurants.
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- Mixed construction/faulty predication - “Her working for a tobacco company does not mean she is against laws prohibiting smoking in restaurants.” 11. She landed on “Go,” and two hundred dollars was collected. - Shift from Active/Passive - She collected two hundred dollars after landing on “Go”.
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  • Fall '19
  • Rhonda Anderson, Department of English, Mixed Constructions, Shifted Constructions

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