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Task 2 - some doubts

hakanalmerfors
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:35:10 GMT

Hello guys! Me and Krasi are discussing the Q's in task 2 a bit. These we are not agreeing on: Q 1) Is "Following the breakdown" a PP because "Following in this case functions as a time preposition? Q 7) Is ”30 minutes late for the ceremony” an Ac because without it the sentence changes meaning? Q 7) Is ”30 minutes late for the ceremony” an Adv.p headed by ”late”? Q 7) Is ”brocade” an adjective or a noun in this case? Q 10) Is the pattern type transitive or linking, or perhaps both? Q 11) Is "to his family" an Oi or and Adverbial? Q 15) Is “first” an adjective in this case?

Sehten Porshe Hills
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:25:43 GMT

Hello guys, in Q1, following the breakdown is an adverbial of time. in Q7 brocade is used as an adjective because it modifies the noun tux. in Q10, I said transitive complex. the verb call cannot be replaced by an equal sign in this case so I don´t Think it is a linking verb. Hope this helps. Satish can share more light on this.

hakanalmerfors
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:43:03 GMT

Q 1) Yes, it is an adverbial of time, but is it a PP?

Sehten Porshe Hills
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:13:34 GMT

No Hakan, I don't Think it is a prepositonal phrase because there is no preposition. "Following" is not a preposition. I do not Think so

Sehten Porshe Hills
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:50:09 GMT

Hakan, I Think you are right about this one. It is a PP.

hakanalmerfors
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 05:11:12 GMT

I think that in Q 7) Is ”30 minutes late for the ceremony” is an Adverbial because the sentence functions without it. I've changed my mind.

satishpatel
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:01:45 GMT

I had actually made a mistake in my own analysis, but was corrected by a campus student last Tuesday. so, Following = Preposition.

satishpatel
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:02:52 GMT

In: The groom wearing a brocade tux arrived 30 minutes late for the ceremony You can get a sense of clausal completion with: The groom arrived. Therefore 30 min ... ceremony is an adverbial