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Patterns n n 59 patterns in total 14 categories
Simple Tense n Present, Past, & Future n n n This is one of the major items in the Fulton County general assistance program. The jury further said in term-end presentments that. . . Failure to do this will continue to place a disproportionate burden on Fulton taxpayers. Rhode Island is going to examine its Sunday sales law with possible revisions in mind. He stopped the bus and told the youths he was going to call the CTA supervisor.
Perfect n Present Perfect & Past Perfect n n A person with a master's degree in physics, chemistry, math or English, yet who has not taken Education courses, is not permitted to teach in the public schools. These have never gone out of style in Scandinavian homes. . . The case of the judges in the 58 th precinct of the 23 d ward had been heard previously and taken under advisement by Karns. The small shaft of blue had drifted down and come to rest at his feet.
Duration n Duration Phrases n n n The other important difference between the two Constitutions was that the President of the Confederacy held office for six (instead of four) years, and was limited to one term. One of the most damaging tsunami on record followed the famous Lisbon earthquake of November 1, 1755; its waves persisted for a week and were felt as far away as the English coast. LAST n God's mercy and patience will last forever.
Questions n WH-questions: How, Where, When, Why, Who, What n n Where's Johnny, and why did you leave him? Yes/No questions: does, did, do, is, can n Can they stand rigid scrutiny?
Other Basic Patterns n Negatives n n The jury did not elaborate. . . Moreover, he said, many qualified young people are not going into medicine and dentistry because they can't afford the schooling costs. The petition said that the couple has not lived together as man and wife for more than a year. Passives n n n In any case, I have always been treated with the utmost courtesy by Englishmen. . . In accordance with legislation passed at the last session of Congress, each Representative is authorized to deliver to the Post Office in bulk newsletters , speeches and other literature to be dropped in every letter box in his district. How many times must we get burned before we learn?
Other Basic Patterns (Cont. ) n Causative HAVE n n Possessive ('s) n n Every legislator from Brasstown Bald to Folkston is going to have his every vote subjected to the closest scrutiny as a test of his political allegiances, not his convictions. Regarding Atlanta's new multi-million-dollar airport, the jury recommended. . . Existential ‘there’ n As of Sunday night, there was no word of a resolution being offered there to rescind the action.
Comparatives and Superlatives n Comparatives: ADJ/ADV (than) n n n Superlatives: ADJ/ADV n n n . . . a proportionate distribution of these funds might disable this program in our less populous counties. Karns said that the cases involved a matter "of even greater significance than the guilt or innocence" of the 50 persons. The report called racial discrimination in employment "one of the most serious causes of family breakdown, desertion, and ADC dependency". Since it was issued in the spring of 1611, the King James Version has been most generally considered the most poetic and beautiful of all translations of the Bible. as ADJ/ADV as n This is an area nearly as large as Western Europe. . .
Conditionals (If) n [If + simple tense], [future tense…] n n n [If + past simple], […would…] n n n (a possible consequence in the future) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive -- your trespasses. (a consequence that contradicts the current fact). . . if Breasted agreed, they would get a car and tour the country, visiting every kind of industrial center. [If + past perfect], […would have…] n n (a consequence that contradicts the fact in the past) William A. Redding asserted that if the case had been heard in open court under rules of evidence, the testimony would have been completed in sixty days instead of five years.
Relative Clauses n With relative pronouns that, who, and which n n Rep. Henry C. Grover, who teaches history in the Houston public schools, would. . . Omitted relative pronoun n The largest hurdle 0 the Republicans would have to face is. . .
Interjections n n Onomatopoeias n n An unusual, if not extraordinary, rendering of the classic myth that involves the rescue of Prometheus from the rock by the U. S. Cavalry was given last week in the warehouse of the Albany Leather Conduit Company amid cheers of "Hubba hubba" and "Yalagaloo pip"! They can be going along, doing little damage, then bang, bang -- they can hit a couple of passes on you for touchdowns and put you in trouble. “Colorful” Languages
Process n Manually-written patterns with tgrep syntax “VP << ((get|gotten|gets|getting|got). (VP < VBN))” “passive GET” “Passives can be formed with GET. ” n Generating matched sentences # cg/cg 63. cmb (TOP (S (NP (DT The) (NNS conventions)) (SBAR (WHPP (IN into) (WHNP (WP which))) (S (NP (DT the) (NNS romantics)) (VP (VBD tried) (S (NP (-NONE*)) (AUX (TO to)) (VP (VB breath) (NP (NN life)))) (ADVP (RB no) (RB longer)) (VP (VBD corresponded) (PP (TO to) (NP (DT the) (NNS realities) (PP (IN of) (NP (NN thought) (CC and) (NN feeling))))))) (. . ))