Jan. 16, 2019

Sentence 016 Let the cat out of the bag.

016 Who does want to be a Jack-of-all-trades?

016 Who want to be a Jack-of-all-trades?

016 Who wants to be a Jack-of-all-trades?

Leslie: Which Question is the worst?

Kate: I think it is ’Who does want to be a Jack-of-all-trade?’

L: Why?

K: Because we normally use the ’Emphatic Does’ in Affirmative [Positive] Sentences.

L: I agree with you. The ’Emphatic Do’ normally stresses the Verb for the Subject and you just can’t stress the Verb for a missing Subject.

The Subject is missing and that’s the very reason why we are raising a Subject Question.

K: I see. Very logical. Where does this ’does’ come here from?

L: It’s a long story but I’ll try to cut it short.

K: Fine. I’m very interested.

L: I and quite a few of my Teacher Trainees teach the LD Student, and we do it quite successfully. For these Students, and especially for the Concrete Thinker Student, such instructions as ’Use a Do to make a question’ just don’t work.

These Students don’t know where to get a ’Do’ from, and they don’t know what to do with the original Verb, either. They don’t know how to get rid of it.

K: How can you get round this problem?

L: We know that all these problems are related to the Anomalous Finites, and we teach the AFs with all their 10 functions beyond any limits.

We teach the Students how to find the ’DO’, and the ’DOES’, and the ’DID’ in the Sentence, rather than import them from some unspecified places.

It also solves the problem of getting rid of Old Verb Forms.

K: I would love to try it once.

L: You can if you keep visiting this Blog. Which Sentence is also bad?

K: ’Who want to be the Jack-of-all-trades?’

L: Why?

K: Because the Subject Sentence is typically 3rd Person Singular?

L: You are right. If I don’t know ’Who’, I may not know that it’s more people.

K: Sure, and it doesn’t match with ’a Jack-of-all-trades’, either.

L: I don’t think it’s a real mismatch. All in all, the Subject Question is a Structural Relative to the Positive Sentence.

We simply put a Question Word in place of the Subject, but otherwise the Sentence Structures are the same.

You can learn it really well if you do the Sentence Matrix Exercises in the Blog.