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328 Study Questions: Kolln Chapter Three: "Expanding
the Main Verb"
Vocabulary (see pages 369-84 of Kolln):
active voice, agent, aspect, auxiliary, conditional mood,
do support, indicative mood, infinitive, irregular verb,
modal auxiliary, negative sentence, passive voice, person,
regular verb, stand-in auxiliary, subjunctive mood, tense,
- Kolln lists five forms of a verb (base form, -s form,
-ed form, -ing form, and -en form.) What are these forms
called in traditional grammar?
- What is a determiner?
- Provide an example of an auxiliary verb attached to
a main verb?
- What is a modal auxiliary? Give an example.
- Explain the formula T (M) (have + en) (be + ing) MV.
- List the six major modal auxiliaries in English. (Hint:
do isn't one of them).
- What is grammatical mood in a verb?
- Be able to explain the difference between indicative,
interrogative, imperative, and conditional mood from
- What is grammatical aspect?
- Explain the difference between progressive (continuous)
and preterite (completed) aspect in a verb.
- Explain the difference between "simple present" and
- Explain the difference between "simple past" and "past
- What is the "stand-in" auxiliary verb?
- What is "do support"?
- What is the difference between active and passive voice?
- Explain how to change active voice to passive voice
or change passive voice to active voice.
- Explain AAVE use of auxiliaries in Black Vernacular.
- Be able to diagram a sentence in both active voice
and passive voice format. Be able to convert one into