An Introduction to Functional Grammar by M. A. K. Halliday

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They are just waiting to you mixed all see up when you try to say the right word for what happened other time* 28 at some | ^ VARy You say now I SING. I* That is easy. But If you did WHAT And yesterday, do you say you have finished —WHAT do you if singing it say _f7\ r 29 You should say J* Now -t\ I SING. *t Some time ago I And if SANG. you have finished, you say I 30 HAVE SUNG. = 32 If I look out of the I '{J SEE window people. Some time ago I SAW and when I I people have finished HAVE SEEN people.

Have finished HAVE LAID it there. * 38 Do those two get you mixed? 9 Well, remember that IF IF you you put stretch yourself out something else somewhere you LIE down* Some time ago you LAY you LAY '»'& down. there. Some time ago you LAID down. And when finished you HAVE LAIN it it there. And when finished you HAVE LAID it there. 39 If someone says, How You do you feel? say <3r (2> I feel WELL or ILL not I feel That is GOOD what you say or if BAD. you mean that you behave yourself or are naughty.

You have finished, you say I 30 HAVE SUNG. = 32 If I look out of the I '{J SEE window people. Some time ago I SAW and when I I people have finished HAVE SEEN people. 33 In the morning I EaJ GO to school* Some time ago WENT I to school and when I 34 I have finished HAVE GONE to school In school I DO arithmetic. Some time ago I DID When I I arithmetic. have finished HAVE DONE arithmetic. 35 DO word that mixes us up another way — that is, when we use it with NOT and say it quickly, DON'T. is a I We say DO NOT or quickly I DON'T and we say or YOU DO NOT quickly YOU DONT.

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