Task 2, Week 2

NOTE This task will count as the 2nd Assignment of the course. So each of you needs to hand this in as it will form part of your grade..

Due Date: Monday, 10th of September 2012.

Go to a newspaper or corpus of your choice and select 5 sentences. (maybe the first five lines of the main news story or the first 5 sentences of the corpus.

For example, taking one of the Austen sentences, you should produce something like the information below.

Mrs. Long has just been there and she told me about it.

Clause 1: Main Verb: be Aux.Asp: has
Clause 2: Main Verb: tell
Subcategorization Information about the Verbs:

  1. be (Verb of Existence)
  2. tell (Verb of Communication)