Tag Archives: Predicator

Activity: true/false

I’d never really paid much attention to true/false activities before, where the students read a statement about a reading or listening passage and then decide if it’s true or false, and usually just whip through the answers without really spending … Continue reading

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Predicator

The Predicator (underlined) is the non-finite element of all major clauses “realised by a verbal group minus the temporal or modal operator” (H & M, p.121). In the clause The sun was shining, for example, the Predicator is shining. It may … Continue reading

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Residue

The Residue is those parts of the clause as exchange that are not contained within the Mood block and “consists of functional elements of three kinds: Predicator [one], Complement [one or two] and Adjunct [up to about seven]” (H & M, … Continue reading

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