Luis
how many structures are there for building sentences in english? for example, in the present tense we use subject + verb + complement: she likes fish and chips. other example would be, verb + preposition + ing + complement: I feel like going to the bank. I have seem others structeres ( adjetive + preposition + ing; all the verbal tense) but I want to know, how many they are. thank you for you help!
Nov 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Answers · 1
Hey Luis, how are you? Well, it's hard to set a number in the variety of forms that a sentence can present itself. A language is something very mutable, and also there are some poetical arrangements that are not seen as grammatically correct. Sometimes we can change the standard structure to emphasize something, for example: "I looked at her before leaving" and "I did look at her before leaving". In this case, "did" is not neccessary in the second sentence, but it emphasizes the act of looking. If you have further questions, feel free to visit my teaching profile and book a trial lesson. I will be pleased to help you. Bye bye!
November 13, 2019
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Luis
Language Skills
Arabic (Modern Standard), Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
Learning Language
Arabic (Modern Standard), English, French