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'Ought To' Vs. 'Should.'?

I had an English teacher a long time ago who liked using ought to instead of should . Do you think there is a large difference between these two words? Is ought to more polite...

I Have Eaten Lunch?

Hello guys This morning I got a question from a teacher who is now teaching 'present perfect tense' in a high school English class. What he asked me is; What is "I have...

Questionnaire For Native Speakers Of US...

Hello! I'm a PhD student of linguistics. I'm currently working on a sociolinguistic study and I need native speakers from the US to complete a short questionnaire. It's very...

Lexis And Structure?

The verb and adverbial are respectively also called what?

Systemic Functional Grammar?

which processes are the verbs remain and last?

Differences Between Orthography/Spelling...

Why does the English language have differences between orthography/spelling and pronunciation e.g. silent letters, combinations of letters that are sometimes pronounced and some...

Right On The Money?

I'll throw out the question and then give my thoughts about a potential answer, which I am not convinvced are correct. Where does the phrase "right on the money" or "on the money...

He Might Come. Or He May Come?

what is difference between these two sentences He might come. or he may come . thanks

Help Syntax Analysis?

Am I analyzing this sentence in syntax correctly? I don't know how many books you've sold. S = NP + VP NP = I VP = VP(1) + NP(1) VP(1) = [don't [know]] ( don't is a pre...

Linguistics?

Hi everyone, I get interesed in linguistics, especially neurolinguistics. I want to ask someone to give me an advice which books should I read and maybe there are some interesting...

Why Do You Add 'S' To Verbs?

This is a crazy question but I would like to receive any ideas from native English speakers. I sing a song. I sing songs. You sing a song. You sing songs. They sing a song...

Old English Alphabets In The Eighteenth...

Old English books or papers from the latter half of the eighteenth century seem to have a different alphabet for 'S', probably Latin, and it seems at the start of the nineteenth...

Grammar Pulp?

Now let's have a closer look at what is considered "available grammar literature". For example, an English coursebook "Language Leader", Intermediate Level . The book itself...

Free Relative Clauses?

Hello there, please help me with the following question: Are free relative clauses always noun clauses functioning as subjects/objects? I understand that in the sentence ...

About The Present Perfect...

So i know that the present perfect is used to describe something that happened in the past but its still going on.I've been reading and i belive its commonly used to talk about...

Tree Diagram (Syntax)

Hi. How would the following sentence be charted in a tree diagram? Annie bumped into a man with an umbrella. ( Annie was carrying an umbrella .) I have drawn two diagrams for...

Ilias Homer's Poem?

The question over why Homer's epic poem is called ILIAS in Greek and Germanic language and called ILIAD in English and other language has an explanation in its roots. The epic...

Literary Device: Term?

...carrying this sky, these boughs, this gliding fa├žade, this sentence, these words. What is the term for the use of the determiners one after the other at the end of this dependent...

Gerund, Participle I, Ing Noun: Could...

Hello everyone. I'd really appreciate if you could refer me to some comprehensive information about these language units. E.G. difference in their functioning, combining power...

Verb Or Adjective

In the sentence, (the man who had been lamed by stones) is lamed a verb or adjective?

Nominal, Verbal, Adverbial And Prep?

I only have adverbial, verbal, prepositional, prepositions groups. What is the last group, "soaked in water" ? nominal or adverbial ? and who had been soaked in water Conjunctional...

Prepositional Phrase?

If you breaking down a clause, how do you separate prepositional phrases. Should it be two separate phrases? 4.3 as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the...

Material Process?

If I have the following: Is my analysis correct? "Actor" (the one doing the action), "Goal" (the entity affected or changed by the action), "Scope" (the domain over which the...

Mental Or Relational?

I'm examining this clause and was confused as to what process it would come under? My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things seems to me to have been...

Semantics?

does anyone know how to translate "three dogs barked" into predicate logic?
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