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Vii) There seemed to be no sort of chance of her ever getting out of the room again. (viii) Presently the Rabbit came up to the door. (ix) As the door opened inwards and Alice's elbow was pressed hard against it, that attempt proved a failure. A COURSE BOOK IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR 48 Exercise 18 (a) (b) Identify the word-class of each word in italics in this extract from James Thurber's The Wonderful 0. They are either nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. Answer the blacksmith's question. 'We live in peril and in danger,' Andre us told the people, 'and in a little time may have left few things that we can say.
My brother Jack, who was with me in the Infants, was too clever to stay there long. Miss B, the Head Teacher, was about as physically soothing as a rake. ' she would say. 46 A COURSE BOOK IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR (c) adverbs modifying other adverbs The summons to the Big Room comes almost always as a complete surprise. (d) adverbs modifying sentences Indeed, he was so bright he made us uncomfortable. Otherwise he was free to come and go. Young Tony came last, importing moreover a kind of outrageous cheekiness.
The most common, and so regular past tense form of verbs in English is marked by the morpheme suffix spelt -ed, pronounced either /d/, It/ or /Id/). 5). g. they applied). State the rule which determines the pronunciation of the past tense -ed morpheme: consent fill treat try wait hand weigh look match work marry forge The verbs with an irregular past tense form are mostly very common ones, and some of them also show dialectal variation. Here only Standard English forms are described. Exercise 8 Write down the present and past tenses of the following verbs, using you as their subject (it may help if you make up a complete sentence).