Technical English II Exercise
- Sentence analysis
Analyse the sentences below. Find sentence elements (subject, verb, object, adverbial etc) and identify parts of speech (noun, verb, preposition, pronoun etc).
The teacher is happy The teacher is happy
Def. noun verb adj. Subject verb Subj. predicative
John has a good friend
I bought a new car yesterday
Have they always lived in London?
He is two years old and we call him Benjamin
- Verb tenses
Underline the verb forms in the sentences below and state which verb tense is used.
I am leaving for London tomorrow
It is 10 o’clock
They were in Scotland for two weeks this summer
You are being such an idiot
We are all very happy
We have all gone home
What were you doing last night?
I have been away
I had been away
I have been doing grammar
- Explaining differences
Try to explain the semantic (meaning) and the syntactic (grammar) difference between these two sentences:
He is so selfish
He is being so selfish