Essay about Great beyond

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I In the following examples, identify the features that belong to non-standard dialects of English. Then rewrite them in standard English trying to keep the meaning as close as possible to the initial utterance. 1. I ain't saying nobody nothing. 2. It ain't what you do, it's the way how you do it. 3. It would have ended in tragedy, if it hadn't have been for the courage of the victim. 4. Me and her sister were caught stealing cookies from the cookie jar. 5. Anyone wants this stuff can have it. 6. She don't pay the rent regular. 7. This is between you and I. 8. Both colloquiums are on Friday. 9. You use a different sort of English in the Times than in a gossip with your best friend. 10. Who's gonna drive you …show more content…
14. The police admitted to having made the biggest mistake possible in accusing an innocent man.
15. My mistakes were quickly forgotten. However, to this day his have never been.
16. He looks quite good for a man who had a life full of hardships.
17. He used to recite me lots of his poems and I pretended to like them, though none of them made much sense to me.

IV Match 1-10 with a-j:
1. Descriptive grammar deals
2. Words are classified in part-of-speech categories according to
3. Functional words are
4. Open class words are
5. According to their function verbs can be
6. Adjectives can be used
7. The part-of speech that introduces the relation
8. Variable words are
9. Grammar is used
10. Language can be

a) the words that have grammatical meaning only.
b) with forms and the structure of words (morphology) and with their customary arrangement in phrases and sentences (syntax )
c) lexical, copulative and auxiliary.
d) of coordination and subordination are called conjunctions.
e) to describe the structure of one language.
f) standard, non-standard, formal and informal.
g) the class of words that have grammatical paradigms.
h) attributively and predicatively.
i) nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
j) their semantic and grammatical properties.

V Fill in the blanks 1-10 with the appropriate term a-j:
a) adjectives b) nouns c) verbs d) adverbs e) pronouns f) conjunctions
g) determiners h) prepositions i) numerals j)

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