Visible AFs

Here are 24 sentences, one for each of the 24 Anomalous Finites. The Visible AFs are colored Red. The other Verbs are colored Orange.

Exercise: play the video and find the Jumpwords in the sentences while they are still black.

Find the Visible AFs and colour them Red

When we mention Grammar here, we always mean a Pedagogic Grammar as opposed to Prescriptive Grammars or Descriptive Grammars.

001 Here are 24 sentences, one for each of the 24 Anomalous Finites. Find the Visible AFs and colour them Red. Colour the other Verbs Orange. You can check your answers in the slideshow section if you move the cursor on the 'Copy. Right.'

I am the youngest in my family.

Mr and Mrs Wing are teachers at the local elementary school.

There is a big red dictionary on the desk.

My friend was the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s.

There were two Pakistani students in my class last autumn.

I do a lot of exercises every day.

Dorothy always does her homejoy right after class.

Yesterday, my son did the biggest puzzle all afternoon.

I have been to Rome five times so far.

There has been no rain for the last three months.

My grandmother had been very ill before she died.

We shall go on a cruise this summer.

Their whole family will buy presents for the newly wed.

Applicants to this job should be in good health.

My lady friend would like to travel round the world on a big liner.

At the Chinese Market, you can buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros.

I could play football very well when I was in the secondary school.

My friend may come over to play chess tonight.

There might be a storm later this evening.

You must see the doctor with your headache.

We all need some time to relax.

Nobody dare speak to him.

We ought to start at once.

I used to be a policeman.

 

 

Find the Jumpwords and underline them Red

Please find the AFs in the proper Family or in the Group of 5 Soloists

002 Here are the 24 sentences, one for each of the 24 Anomalous Finites. The Visible AFs are coloured Red and the other Verbs are coloured Orange. Now find the Embedded AFs in the Orange Verbs and colour them Red. Then underline all Jumpwords Red. Colour the Host Infinitives Yellow

 

I am the youngest in my family.

Mr and Mrs Wing are teachers at the local elementary school. 

There is a big red dictionary on the desk. 

My friend was the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s. 

There were two Pakistani students in my class last autumn. 

I do a lot of exercises every day.

Dorothy always does her homejoy right after class.

Yesterday, my son did the biggest puzzle all afternoon.

I have been to Rome five times so far.

There has been no rain for the last three months.

My grandmother had been very ill before she died.

We shall go on a cruise this summer.

Their whole family will buy presents for the newly wed.

Applicants to this job should be in good health.

My lady friend would like to travel round the world on a big liner.

At the Chinese Market, you can buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros.

I could play football very well when I was in the secondary school.

My friend may come over to play chess tonight.

There might be a storm later this evening.

You must see the doctor with your headache.

We all need some time to relax.

Nobody dare speak to him.

We ought to start at once.

I used to be a policeman.

Find what obstacle the Jumpword jumps over

It is vitally important to find the proper Jumpwords and practise question techniques until they become reflex-acts.

003 Now we have the Jumpwords, coloured and underlined Red. As the next step, we need to know what the Jumpwords jump over before they land in a Question Position. Find these Obstacles, colour and underline them Blue.

 

I am the youngest in my family. 

Mr and Mrs Wing are teachers at the local elementary school. 

There is a big red dictionary on the desk. 

My friend was the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s. 

There were two Pakistani students in my class last autumn. 

I do [do + do] a lot of exercises every day.

Dorothy always does [does + do] her homejoy right after class.

Yesterday, my son did [did + do] the biggest puzzle all afternoon.

I have been to Rome five times so far.

There has been no rain for the last three months.

My grandmother had been very ill before she died.

We shall go on a cruise this summer.

Their whole family will buy presents for the newly wed.

Applicants to this job should be in good health.

My lady friend would like to travel round the world on a big liner.

At the Chinese Market, you can buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros.

I could play football very well when I was in the secondary school.

My friend may come over to play chess tonight.

There might be a storm later this evening.

You must see the doctor with your headache.

We all need some time to relax.

Nobody dare [do + dare] speak to him.

We ought to start at once.

I used [did + use] to be a policeman. 

Find the Landing Place for the Jumpword

004 Now we have the Jumpwords, coloured and underlined Red. We also have the  Obstacles, coloured and underlined Blue. The Jumpwords will jump over these. Now please find the Landing Place in the 24 sentences. 

 

I am the youngest in my family. 

Mr and Mrs Wing are teachers at the local elementary school. 

There is a big red dictionary on the desk. 

My friend was the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s. 

There were two Pakistani students in my class last autumn. 

I do [do + do] a lot of exercises every day.

Dorothy always does [does + do] her homejoy right after class.

Yesterday, my son did [did + do] the biggest puzzle all afternoon.

I have been to Rome five times so far.

There has been no rain for the last three months.

My grandmother had been very ill before she died.

We shall go on a cruise this summer.

Their whole family will buy presents for the newly wed.

Applicants to this job should be in good health.

My lady friend would like to travel round the world on a big liner.

At the Chinese Market, you can buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros.

I could play football very well when I was in the secondary school.

My friend may come over to play chess tonight.

There might be a storm later this evening.

You must see the doctor with your headache.

We all need some time to relax.

Nobody dare [do + dare] speak to him.

We ought to start at once.

I used [did + use] to be a policeman. 

Ready to Jump

005 Now we have the Jumpwords, coloured and underlined Red. We also have the  Obstacles, coloured and underlined Blue. The Jumpwords will jump over these and land at the Landing Places in the 24 Sentences. Ready to Jump

   I am the youngest in my family. 

   Mr and Mrs Wing are teachers at the local elementary school. 

   There is a big red dictionary on the desk. 

   My friend was the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s. 

   There were two Pakistani students in my class last autumn. 

   I do [do + do] a lot of exercises every day.

   Dorothy always does [does + do] her homejoy right after class.

Yesterday,    my son did [did + do] the biggest puzzle all afternoon.

   I have been to Rome five times so far.

   There has been no rain for the last three months.

   My grandmother had been very ill before she died.

   We shall go on a cruise this summer.

   Their whole family will buy presents for the newly wed.

   Applicants to this job should be in good health.

   My lady friend would like to travel round the world on a big liner.

At the Chinese Market,    you can buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros.

   I could play football very well when I was in the secondary school.

   My friend may come over to play chess tonight.

   There might be a storm later this evening.

   You must see the doctor with your headache.

   We all need some time to relax.

   Nobody dare [do + dare] speak to him.

   We ought to start at once.

   I used [did + use] to be a policeman. 

 

If you are ready, have a look at the slide shows below and go on to 006.

 

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The 24 Questions

006 Now we have the 24 Questions:

 

Am I the youngest in my family?

Are Mr and Mrs Wing teachers at the local elementary school?

Is there a big red dictionary on the desk?

Was my friend the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s?

Were there two Pakistani students in my class last autumn?

Do I do a lot of exercises every day?

Does Dorothy always do her homejoy right after class?

Did my son do the biggest puzzle all afternoon yesterday?

Have I been to Rome five times so far?

Has there been no rain for the last three months?

Had my grandmother been very ill before she died?

Shall we go on a cruise this summer?

Will their whole family buy presents for the newly wed?

Should applicants to this job be in good health?

Would my lady friend like to travel round the world on a big liner?

Can you buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros at the Chinese Market?

Could I play football very well when I was in the secondary school?

May my friend come over to play chess tonight?

Might there be a storm later this evening?

Must you see the doctor with your headache?

Do we all need some time to relax?

Does anybody dare speak to him?

Ought we to start at once?

Did I use to be a policeman?

 

 

 

The 24 Questions Answered - Monologue Style

007 Now we have the 24 Questions. First we answer them in Monologue Style because here and now we concentrate on the Form

 

Am I the youngest in my family?

     Yes, I am.

 

Are Mr and Mrs Wing teachers at the local elementary school?

     Yes, they are.

 

Is there a big red dictionary on the desk?

     Yes, there is.

 

Was my friend the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s?

     Yes, he was.

 

Were there two Pakistani students in my class last autumn?

     Yes, there were.

 

Do I do a lot of exercises every day?

     Yes, I do.

 

Does Dorothy always do her homejoy right after class?

     Yes, she does.

 

Did my son do the biggest puzzle all afternoon yesterday?

     Yes, he did.

 

Have I been to Rome five times so far?

     Yes, I have.

 

Has there been no rain for the last three months?

     Yes, there has.

 

Had my grandmother been very ill before she died?

     Yes, she had.

 

Shall we go on a cruise this summer?

     Yes, we shall.

 

Will their whole family buy presents for the newly wed?

     Yes, they will.

 

Shouldapplicants to this job be in good health?

     Yes, they should.

 

Would my lady friend like to travel round the world on a big liner?

     Yes, she would.

 

Can you buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros at the Chinese Market?

     Yes, you can.

 

Could I play football very well when I was in the secondary school?

     Yes, I could.

 

May my friend come over to play chess tonight?

     Yes, he may.

 

Might there be a storm later this evening?

     Yes, there might.

 

Must you see the doctor with your headache?

     Yes, you must.

 

Do we all need some time to relax?

     Yes, we do.

 

Does anybody dare speak to him?

     No, nobody does.

 

Ought we to start at once?

     Yes, we ought.

 

Did I use to be a policeman?

     Yes, I did.

 

 

 

The 24 Questions Answered - Dialogue Style

008 We have the 24 Questions. Now we answer them in Dialogue Style because here and now we concentrate on both the Form and the Meaning

Are you the youngest in your family?

     Yes, I am.

Are Mr and Mrs Wing teachers at the local elementary school?

     Yes, they are.

Is there a big red dictionary on the desk?

     Yes, there is.

Was your friend the Chief Engineer of a big company in the '90s?

     Yes, he was.

Were there two Pakistani students in your class last autumn?

     Yes, there were.

Do you do a lot of exercises every day?

     Yes, I do.

Does Dorothy always do her homejoy right after class?

     Yes, she does.

Did your son do the biggest puzzle all afternoon yesterday?

     Yes, he did.

Have you been to Rome five times so far?

     Yes, I have.

Has there been no rain for the last three months?

     Yes, there has.

Had your grandmother been very ill before she died?

     Yes, she had.

Shall we go on a cruise this summer?

     Yes, we shall.

Will their whole family buy presents for the newly wed?

     Yes, they will.

Shouldapplicants to this job be in good health?

     Yes, they should.

Would your lady friend like to travel round the world on a big liner?

     Yes, she would.

Can you buy a bag full of food for less than 15 euros at the Chinese Market?

     Yes, you can.

Could you play football very well when you were in the secondary school?

     Yes, I could.

May my friend come over to play chess tonight?

     Yes, he may.

Might there be a storm later this evening?

     Yes, there might.

Must I see the doctor with your headache?

     Yes, you must.

Do we all need some time to relax?

     Yes, we do.

Does anybody dare speak to him?

     No, nobody does.

Ought we to start at once?

     Yes, we ought.

Did you use to be a policeman?

     Yes, I did.