|Using concordance lines to teach participial adjectives
English language learners sometimes cannot distinguish between participial adjective pairs like boring and bored or exciting and excited. The meaning and spelling of the -ing and -ed forms are similar, which likely leads to the common confusion between the two, but their usage differs. This lesson plan suggests ways that a teacher can use corpora to promote student noticing of the different usages, leading to correct use. By asking students to determine which nouns and pronouns appear more often with which form, the teacher can show them that typically the -ing form describes a cause and the -ed form describes an effect.
|Teaching English with corpora: A resource book
|26 Oct 2022
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