grammer awareness

For each of the following five sentences:
(i) Identify the verb phrase.
(ii) Name the structure.
(iii) Label the parts of the structure.
(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.

 

Examples: 

I start work at seven every morning.
(i) start
(ii) present simple
(iii) base form
(iv) a routine

I was living in Peru at the time.
(i) was living
(ii) past continuous
(iii) auxiliary ‘be’ (past tense) + present participle
(iv) an activity in progress at a specified time in the past

 

I went to Thailand last year to teach.

 

She can speak Mandarin.

 

I’m seeing the director tomorrow.

 

He’s been a teacher for ten years.

 

The school was founded in 2002.

 

 

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