1.a) Using appropriate examples, explain why it is difficult to tell the class of a word when looked at in isolation.
b) Which sentence functions can be performed by both noun and adjective phrases? Illustrate your answer.
c) Using appropriate illustrations, distinguish between compound and complex sentences.
2. Which features do modal and primary auxiliaries share and how are they different?
3. All phrases except the verb phrase can perform more than one clause function. Give examples to prove the validity of this statement.
4. Nominal and adverbial clauses perform the same functions as noun phrases and adverb phrases respectively. Give examples of such functions in sentences.
5. Using examples, explain the following terms: