Language functions

Functions theme 9

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Showing scepticism

  • I don’t know

Presenting a counter-argument

  • Yes, but…
  • Repetition of the opinion + but…
  • Repetition of the validation + but…

Expressing likes and interests

  • I (really) like
  • I (really) don’t like
  • I (really) like + noun phrase / infinitive
  • I (really) don’t like + noun phrase / infinitive
  • Lovely!
  • NP + BE  (very) nice
  • I/NP  love(s)/ like(s) + NP (very much)
  • I/NP  love(s)/ like(s) + NP (very much)

Expressing dislike

  • horrible!
  • NP + BE  + not very nice
  • I, he, she, we, they hate + NP .
  • (disgust) Ugh!

Proposing and suggesting

  • Why not + VP ?
  • (including the speaker) Let’s (+VP )

Offering and inviting

  • Would you like a/an…?
  • Would you like to + VPinf ?
  • Please (+ VPimp)
  • Noun phrase?

Accepting a proposition, offer or invitation

  • Yes, please
  • Yes, thank you.
  • Thank you

Declining a proposition, offer or invitation

  • No, thank you.
  • No, thank you very much.
  • ( with shake of head  ) Sorry!

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