could you help me identifying some errors

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could you help me identifying some errors

Unread post by fouadsami » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:57 pm

A) First of all, identify the errors in the following sentences, writing the correct form in the space provided:

(i) I came here for study English

(ii) Where was you going when I see you?

(iii) What you are doing?

(iv) She’d never seen nothing like it

(v) I like very much London

B) There is one mistake in each line of the following passage - whether spelling or grammar. Find the mistake and write the correct word under each line:

I learnt how to teach english communicatively on a four-week intensive course

last month. I had no idea it would be such hard work, but now its given me

a tremendous feeling of acheivement. I never realised there was so much to consider:

keeping the lessons student-centered;

trying to illicit things from the students instead of explaining all the time;

learning to moniter quietly, while the students practise;

getting to grips with all that grammer -

conditionals, auxilary verbs etc;

just finding a lesson proceedure that works!

If Id known it was going to be so difficult,

I would of studied more. Having said that,

it’s challenges have been character-building,

and very benefitial.

C) Look at the following two sentences:

1. Tom’s gone to Paris
2. Tom’s been to Paris

i) What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?

ii) How could you effectively demonstrate this difference to a class of intermediate students? (tip: think about pictures rather than words)

D) Next, and finally, read the following:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

(i) Identify the subject, the verb and the object of this sentence.
(ii) Identify the adjectives.
(iii) Are there any articles?
(iv) What type of word is over?
(v) What can you say about the form of the verb?

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Re: could you help me identifying some errors

Unread post by Franz » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:48 am

May Be I can help you with some those problems
i : I came here for study English -----> I came here for Studying English --.> gerund comes after preposition.
ii : Where was you going when I see you? ------> Where were you going when I see you --> tobe for you is were in the past form
iii : what you are doing? ----> this is a direct question (interrogative) so tobe comes after question word.
iv : She'd never seen nothing like it ----> she'd never seen anything/something like it --> we cannot use nothing coz it negative, and never also shows negative,
v. I like London very much

D. The Quick brown fox umped over the lazy dog
the quick brown fox <--- subject
jumped over <----- verb
the lazy dog <----- object
brown, over and lazy <----adjectives
yes there is, ---< the
over is an adjective <----
the verb is in the past form

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