Tag Archives: Attribute

Material Processes 2: Participants

Besides the Actor, there are “a number of other participant roles involved in the process of a material clause” (H & M, p.190). Scope: The lion crossed the field.  2.  Recipient: I gave her a letter./ I gave a letter … Continue reading

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Activity: Actor v Carrier.

Here is a very simple activity I sometimes use with both elementary adult classes and young learners. It focuses attention on the basic difference between Actor-Goal and Carriers-Attribute. First, on the whiteboard or a piece of paper, write the following: … Continue reading

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Transitivity of Phrasal verbs?

The analysis of phrasal verbs, such as ‘turn [the sound] up’, presents all kinds of problems and debate. H & M (p352) say that “Experientially, a phrasal verb is a single Process” but I’m wondering if there is in fact … Continue reading

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