Grammar Pattern 27|
Long Noun + Long Verb
The 25-year-old man in the park is trying to fly a kite.
This sentence pattern uses two "phrases", first a "long noun" and then a
"long verb", to communicate a simple idea with several details. In the Model
Sentence above, the first part (the long noun) shows us that it is a rather young
man and where he is. The second part (the long verb) shows us what he is doing
and that he is "trying" but maybe not succeeding!
Pronunciation Practice - Repeat each sentence out loud!
1. The seven students are studying now.
2. The seven happy students are studying very hard.
3. Some young teachers were talking.
4. Some young, intelligent teachers were talking.
5. The cats and dogs had been sleeping. (Before they woke up!)
Conversation Practice - Ask these questions to your friends!
1. What are your parents doing now?
2. How hard were your friends studying as university students?
3. What had you been doing before you started this lesson?
4. What are you and your friends doing today?
5. Where are you and your family going to eat dinner tonight?
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