Early American writers first had to ensure their own survival before they could think about writing for entertainment. These early writings were more about keeping historical records than of creating something with literary value, so these works would be narratives, descriptions, observations, reports, journals, and histories. We need to be mindful of this when reading them in this current day. Day 3 Vocabulary Record these words and their definitions in your notes.
Audience Audience means the kind of reader or listener the text was intended for. For module 1 in your exam, audience is one way to categorise similar texts. Auxiliary verb English verbs are limited as to what they can indicate alone, i.
Morphological inflexions can be used, for example, to show that an event occurred in the past e.
More often, the main verb needs to be linked with a secondary verb form which accompanies it to create a verb phrase. These secondary verbs are called auxiliaries.
Auxiliary verbs are used, for example, to give a sense of time to the main verb e. Some auxiliary verbs are used to indicate that an action is not real but simply an idea or possibility. These are called modal auxiliariese.
Clause clausal A clause is a key grammatical structure and this means that clauses are things that you need to have, at the very least, a basic grasp of. A clause, then, is a group of words that is either a whole sentence or is a part of a sentence.
Clauses are built up from individual words or from small clusters of words called phrases. Most clauses are built around a main verb which tells, often, of an action, thought or state, e. A clause can be what is called independent. This mean it is acting as a simple sentenceas in the example, "I ate the jelly".
Independent clauses can also exist as a part of a larger sentence when they are called not an "independent clause" but a main clause. Another common type of clause exists just to help out the meaning of a main clause.
This second kind of clause is, therefore, dependent on its main clause for its meaning. It is this extra word that stops the clause being able to be independent or to be a main clause; the word "because" forces the clause to be dependent on some other main clause, e.
This words acts to subordinate its clause and so is called a subordinator. Subordinators create dependent clauses - more often, these days, called subordinate clauses sometimes reduced to "sub-clauses".
There are many subordinators. Look at this example: He hit him even though he was his friend. These clauses are called relative or adjectival clauses.
They can seem confusing because they can be inserted in between their main clause, e. The subordinator in this example, the word "who", is acting as a pronoun i.Contents GENERAL TIPS Page No. Introduction – the purpose of this book 1 The writing process: What do I need to do? 2 The Information Literacy Process 3 What is Plagiarism 4.
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