Weekly Vocab #1.1.2 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 1, 2006, 3:02|
Last posted: April 5th, 2002
> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...>
> This week's exercises brought to you by the indirect relative and the
> letters F (for forest) and M (for mushroom).
> 1. forest
> 2. mushroom (edible)
> 3. to look for something
> 4. To find something after searching for it
> 5. base, bottom
> 6. moss
> 7. basket, bag
> 8. pine needles, leaves of a conifer
> 9. each
> 10. always
> Sentences (1 per word, for now):
> 1. The forest is in that direction. (or "over there", said while
> pointing to it)
> 2. I like mushrooms very much!
> 3. I often go searching for mushrooms in the forest.
> 4. She kept the mushroom that I tripped over.
> 5. At the base of which tree did you find that mushroom?
> 6. There is no moss on the base of that tree.
> 7. Put the mushroom in the basket.
> 8. These baskets, the handles of which are made of pine needles, are useful.
> 9. That is the woman to whom I give each of the mushrooms.
> 10. I always go looking for mushrooms is the forest through which we
> walked today.
> I understand that some of these sentences are complex, and could imply a
> bunch of new vocabulary on their own. Don't feel like you have to do each
> one - I feel that one sentence on it's own might be enough! And don't be
> afraid to twist the vocab or sentences around to fit your needs. The point
> is to give you a reliable exercise to help with vocab and grammar creation,
> not make you cry or pull your hair out.
> But do try to get in something with an indirect relative in it!
> Suggesting new sentences for those might not be bad, since my efforts to
> create indirect relatives are 1) weird, and 2) dependent on English
> morphology. Some languages will have more frequent indirect relatives, and
> others none at all.
Bonus Vocab (automatically from WordNet):
- elucidation, n.
an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
- snap at, v.
bite off with a quick bite; "The dog snapped off a piece of cloth from the
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