E304 Exploring English Grammar TMA 1Step 2: Setting clause boundaries in a text || In histories in biographies in scientific records and in chronicles of the past || however humble we write a record of the great|| and the wise the base and the noble the odd and the witty who have inhabited London|| and left their names upon its walls.|| ||Wherever the glimmer of the cross of St. Paul's can be seen we shall wander from street to alley || from alley to street noting almost every event of interest|| that has taken place there since London was a city.|| ||Had it been our lot to write of London before the Great Fire || we should have only had to visit 65 000 houses.|| If in Dr. Johnson's time we might have done like energetic Dr. Birch|| and have perambulated the twenty-mile circuit of London in six hours' for instance the following sections; [appears carrying milk] (to M) hello how you doin’? [Laughing] Fine (.) thank you. These clauses each contain effective lexicogrammatical features present in the conversation but not in the reported speech about London. The most overriding tense is the present tense in text 2. The reason is because the participants are dialoguing while in the same setting as opposed to the case in text 1. It is expected that reported speech uses the present tense so as to give a declaration of the course of events as they happened in the featured time. To conclude this comparison the course by a these texts take brings an incredible idea concerning the mode the tenor and the field in which the underlying activities are occurring. It is an imperative concern to value the perspective and the attribute that any particular text is delivering to the reader. [...]
E304 Exploring English Grammar, is an Open University (L3) course. This a TMA 1 which is based to different steps at comparing two texts and analysing.