For each of the following five sentences:
(i) Identify the verb phrase.
(ii) Name the structure.
(iii) Label the parts of the structure.
(iv) Describe the functional meaning conveyed by the verb in the sentence.
I start work at seven every morning.
(ii) present simple
(iii) base form
(iv) a routine
I was living in Peru at the time.
(i) was living
(ii) past continuous
(iii) auxiliary ‘be’ (past tense) + present participle
(iv) an activity in progress at a specified time in the past
I went to Thailand last year to teach
She can speak Mandarin.
I’m seeing the director tomorrow.
He’s been a teacher for ten years.
The school was founded in 2002.