33.1 Why can't I use my own language? • 3.2 Questions about 'correct'
English • 3.3 Standard English – do we need it? • 3.4 Participles present and past • 3.5 No dangling! • 3.6 Kim has seen the light, has
written and has gone • 3.7 Comments on questions • 3.8 Conclusion:
advice about participles
Mangling and dangling
|• ||Why do you need to know about Standard English?|
|• ||How does your use of participles say something about you?|
Participles are bits of verbs. They cause some problems because they are used
differently in different dialects.
3.1 Why can't I use my own language?
Kim: What's wrong with 'I've wrote' anyway? Everyone says that.
The students are finding it difficult to give each other constructive advice.
They don't know each other well enough yet to feel totally relaxed about teas-
ing, and criticism of what people say can sometimes be taken for 'sneering'
even when it's not meant that way. The argument later shows the problems.
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Book title: Grammar: A Friendly Approach.
Contributors: Christine Sinclair - Author.
Publisher: Open University Press.
Place of publication: Maidenhead, England.
Publication year: 2007.
Page number: 20.
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