By Thomas Vaughan
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So he ran away to a monastery where he begged the monks to look after him and teach him arithmetic and farming. Now all this was fiction. His motive for this deception was probably rather complicated. Exercise 7 Insert the adjectives wise, untidy, thick, heavy and unprofitable into the noun phrases listed on p. ) What generalization can you make about the position they occupy in the phrase? ) Exercise 4 Write some sentences containing the nouns window, railway, impertinence, tea, speed, luggage, roof, and grammar.
They insúlt us Verbs and verb phrases On the other hand, there are words that seem to be constructed on a similar pattern but which do not shift the stress: réscue has the stress on the first syllable whether it is a noun or a verb, and disgráce normally has the stress on the second syllable. (Exercise 22 is on p. ) The word dispute is of some interest since one nowadays often hears people pronounce the noun with the stress on the first syllable: The dispute has lasted three weeks. The older pronunciation, on the other hand, has the stress on the second syllable.
Decide which case and number they belong to. Exercise 12 Do the following nouns form their plural in an irregular way? If so, describe the type of irregularity. axe, cactus, crisis, salmon, word, tin, cold, I wasn’t referring to those shoes Three authors’ works have been banned The lady’s name was called out He addressed only the ladies The teachers’ room is down the corridor The Companies’ assets have been frozen The Company’s assets have been frozen Several firms’ workers are on strike He bought the girls hats 34 Nouns and noun phrases Exercise 17 For the following nouns write out sets of examples like those given for man and boy, on pp.