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Periphrastic Handout

Periphrastic Handout

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Periphrastic topic-constructions
1.
Are the following sentences correct? Give a
if you think so, and a
if you don’t think so.An example has been done for you. Sentences
or 
Example: He study Form 5.
 
Example: He studies Form 5.
i. According to Tung Chee Hwa, he said that $2 billion would be set aside for education reforms.ii. According to the doctor, Peter will recover completely.iii. According to Ann, John and Mary had a fight yesterday.iv. According to the Next magazine, it says that the singer has bought a big house.v. According to Mary, she thinks you should start planning for your holiday.2.Look at sentence (i) again. If the clause before the comma is A and the clause after thecomma is B,i.e.
According to Tung Chee Hwa, he said that $2 billion would be set aside for education reforms.
 _____________________ 
 
 ___________________________________________ 
A Bcircle the Subject of B.3. What does the subject
he
refer to? ___________________________ 4. Compare the subject of B with the source of the information in A. Are they the same persons or different persons? ___________________ 5. Now rewrite sentence (i), replacing the pronoun
he
in B by
Tung Chee Hwa
.______________________________________________________________________ 6. What is the problem with the sentence? ________________________________________ 7. If P = Tung Chee Hwa (i.e. source of information),QQQ = $2 billion would be set aside for education reforms (i.e. information)
 Problem:
 
According to P, P said that QQQ . 
1
 
 Solution:
According to P, P said that QQQ. 
 
According to P, QQQ.
8. Look at sentence (i) again. What did Tung Chee Hwa say?____________________________________________________________________________ 9. Rewrite the sentence following the above suggestion.____________________________________________________________________________ 10. Now look at sentence (ii) again.(ii)According to the doctor, Peter will recover completely.
 _________________ 
 
 _____________________ 
A B11. Circle the subject of B.12. Compare the circled subject of B with the source of information in A. Are they the same? _______________________ 13. Is sentence (ii) correct? ___________________ 14
.
Sentence (i) is
incorrect 
because the source of information in A is repeated in B, but  sentence (ii) is
correct 
because the source of information in A is
NOT 
repeated.
15. We can do the same to determine whether sentences (iii) is correct.(iii) According to Ann, John and Mary had a fight yesterday. 
 _____________ 
 
 ____________________________ 
A B16. In sentence (iii), what is the source of information in A? _______________________ 17. What is the subject of B? _________________________ 18. Are they the same? ___________________ 19. Is sentence (iii) acceptable? ___________________ 20. Do sentences (iv) – (v) again to determine whether they are correct or not.21.In each of the following sentences, label two parts before and after the comma using
A
and
B
. Underline the sources of information in A, and circle the subject of B. Check to see if the
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