Language functions

Functions theme 7

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Identifying

  • (an object) this one, that one, these, those
  • (a person) me, you, him, her, us, them.
  • (a person) It + BE + me, you, him, her, us, them
  • (a person or object) It + BE + NP.
  • I
  • My + noun
  • This
  • This + noun
  • This + is + noun phrase
  • That
  • That + noun
  • That + is + noun phrase
  • That one
  • That + noun
  • That one + is + noun phrase
  • This
  • Proper noun

Asking for information: quantity

  • How many?

Asking for information: proposing alternatives

  • …or…?

Valuing

  • (Very/Quite) good
  • (Very/Quite) bad
  • Fair
  • So-so
  • It is (very/quite/a litle) + adjective

Expressing approval and disapproval

  • (Very) good!
  • (Very) bad!

Apologising

  • Sorry

 

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