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Answer to Question #85062 in Other English for Khutso

Question #85062
Verbs:semantic and grammatical function
Identify the different verb functions in each of the following sentences in brackets and explain the difference.
I. I (prefer) my tea very hot.
II. She (has won) a brand new car.
Expert's answer

1. I (prefer) my tea very hot.

Here (I) is the subject, (my) is the direct object and (tea) is the indirect object. Therefore, the (prefer) verb displays a grammatical function since the semantic role changes in passive form.

2. She (has won) a brand new car.

Here (she) is the subject and (car) is the direct object. Therefore, (has won) verb displays a semantic function. The semantic role does not change in passive form.

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