# Theoretical English Grammar. Part 1. Morphology. Бочарова М.В. - 43 стр.

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Task 20. Each of the orthographic words below can belong to at least three dif-
ferent word classes. Use each word below in a sentence of your own to illustrate
how it is used in different word classes, and indicate the class.
before early inside this like
PART 3. TOPICS FOR SELF-STUDY AND PROJECT WORK
1) Taking into account the semantic, morphological and syntactic criteria,
classify the following groups of verbs as central or peripheral in the class:
– lexical / content verbs;
– auxiliary verbs;
– modal verbs.
2) What are the non-finite verb forms in English? What are the defining char-
acteristics of each of them in terms of (a) their semantics, (b) realization of
morphological verbal categories, (c) syntactic functions? Give examples.
3) Why are English non-finite verb forms classified as syncretic elements in
the overlapping zones between the class of verbs and other word classes?
Give examples.
4) How fully is the Category of Degrees of Comparison realized by English
5) The field structure of the class of Adjectives. Which groups of adjectives
are central and which are peripheral? Give examples.
6) Why are substantivised adjectives classified as syncretic elements?
7) What are the defining semantic, morphological and syntactic characteristics
8) What are the defining semantic, morphological and syntactic characteristics
of the English Numeral?
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Task 20. Each of the orthographic words below can belong to at least three dif-
ferent word classes. Use each word below in a sentence of your own to illustrate
how it is used in different word classes, and indicate the class.

before       early        inside       this       like

PART 3. TOPICS FOR SELF-STUDY AND PROJECT WORK

1)   Taking into account the semantic, morphological and syntactic criteria,
classify the following groups of verbs as central or peripheral in the class:
– lexical / content verbs;
– auxiliary verbs;
– modal verbs.
2)   What are the non-finite verb forms in English? What are the defining char-
acteristics of each of them in terms of (a) their semantics, (b) realization of
morphological verbal categories, (c) syntactic functions? Give examples.
3)   Why are English non-finite verb forms classified as syncretic elements in
the overlapping zones between the class of verbs and other word classes?
Give examples.
4)   How fully is the Category of Degrees of Comparison realized by English