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Modal words in English – Part 2 →  July 11, 2012

Modal words in English – Part 1 Compound modal words are formed syntactically, i.e. from set expres­sions acquiring gradually properties of a word. The set expressions may be of various types. Sometimes, these are of the “preposition + noun” structure. One of the conditions that enable this word combination to transform into a modal word […]

Verb: Category of Mood – Part 4 →  July 3, 2012

Verb: Category of Mood Verb: Category of Mood – Part 2 Verb: Category of Mood – Part 3 Synthetic forms of the Subjunctive, identical with Infinitives and Im­perative forms, differ syntactically – they are used in subordinate clauses of condition, purpose and concession (Kim is capable of anything lest his girlfriend not break up with […]

Verb: Perfective and Imperfective Aspect – Part 4 →  June 26, 2012

Verb: Perfective and Imperfective Aspect – Part 1 Verb: Perfective and Imperfective Aspect – Part 2 Verb: Perfective and Imperfective Aspect – Part 3 In addition to this, the Progressive in English has a number of other specific uses that do not seem to fit under the general definition of progres­siveness, for instance in I’ve […]

Verb Time and Tense Correlation – Past →  June 17, 2012

Past  The meaning of the past tense is location in time prior to the present moment, and any further deductions about temporal location that are made on the basis of individual sentences in the past tense are the result of factors other than simply the choice of tense. On other words, the past tense sim­ply […]

Noun: Gender →  March 7, 2012

In a language, the category of gender must be strictly oppositional. In other words, it should consist of at least two members of the opposition. The classical gender opposition contains three members: masculine gender, feminine gender and neuter (the third is missing in some languages, as it is the case in Italian). The opposition also […]

Teaching Translation →  April 27, 2011

Teaching Translation   Translation is concerned with written and spoken rendering of the meaning of words, groups of words, sentences and texts in another language. As a form of communication it establishes contacts between communicants who speak different languages. Translation (word-for word, adequate, free, literary) is employed by the teacher at the initial, intermediate, and […]