Chapter Two: Problems
Identify all the nouns in the following passage from The
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. For purpose of this
exercise, you may ignore pronouns like
I, you, he, me, although these are
of course nouns as well.
The lamps had been lit, but the
blinds had not been drawn, so that I could see Holmes as he lay
upon the couch. I do not know whether he was seized with
compunction at that moment for the part he was playing, but I
know that I never felt more heartily ashamed of myself in my life
than when I saw the beautiful creature against whom I was
conspiring, or the grace and kindliness with which she waited
upon the injured man. And yet it would be the blackest treachery
to Holmes to draw back now from the part which he had intrusted
to me. I hardened my heart, and took the smoke-rocket from under
my ulster. After all, I thought, we are not injuring her. We are
but preventing her from injuring another.
Do Problem Six (the Nootka problem) at the end of
Chapter Two in the textbook or equivalently, do problem
three on the assignment pages for chapter two posted
on Blackboard (this is also the Nootka problem).
The following is an excerpt form the preface of
1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue:
The propriety of introducing the university slang will be readily
admitted; it is not less curious than that of the College in the
Old Bailey, and is less generally understood. When the number and
accuracy of our additions are compared with the price of the
volume, we have no doubt that its editors will meet with the
encouragement that is due to learning, modesty, and virtue.
For every word in this passage, identify its part of speech
and mark whether each part of speech is a lexical or functional category
and whether the part of speech is open or closed.
Do Problem Ten (the Lewis Carroll excerpt from
) at the end of
Chapter Two in the textbook or equivalently, do Problem
Two on the assignment pages for chapter two posted
on Blackboard (this is also the Lewis Carroll poem).