A NEW DESCRIPTION OF PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH VERBALS

Abdullah Ferikoğlu

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This paper proposes a new l system approach redescribing present-day English verbals, using a novel format and terminology, presenting participles, gerunds and infinitives in tables. According to the present author’s observations, currently there is some incoherence regarding the description of verbals, especially participles, due to which students might be having some difficulties. The aim is to try to eliminate the existing ambiguities and inconsistencies regarding the terminology and to group the incoherent and scattered information in easy to refer integrative tables. It is not the purpose of this study to analyse or discuss all peculiarities of English verbals. The objective is rather to propose and present a structurally symmetric and consistent description system which is all inclusive and hopefully contributes to overcoming some ambiguities stemming from terminology. The proposed system is expected to evoke some positive reactions and discussion relating to the topic. And it is also expectedly of pedagogical importance for education of English as a foreign language.

 

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English verbals, participles, gerunds, infinitives

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