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A comparative study of the use of infinitive in English and Albanian language. Teaching English grammar to Albanian learners based on a comparison

Author(s): Artemisa Dralo

Journal: Social and Natural Sciences Journal
ISSN 1804-4158

Volume: 3;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Co-teaching | Infinitive | Gerund | Participle | Grammar | Syntactic Abilities | Morphological Abilities.

Today, interest in developing courses that provideinterdisciplinary perspectives is increasing. In this way, wecould obviously illustrate and give exact comparisons forour learners of English as a second language, in order toavoid their misconception and later incorrect usage of exactgrammatical patterns. Thus a detailed study particularlyupon the key patterns of each language, especially thecorrect usage of verbs, is necessary not even for the learner,but also for the teacher and especially for a linguist. The aimof this study is the correct usage and explanation ofnon-finite verbs for the learner of English as a secondlanguage. Teachers of all levels of English language haveusually been confronted with this problem, while explaininggrammar and trying to adjust the similarities and differencesof English non-finites with the Albanian forms. This articlefocuses as well on the morphological and syntactical aspectand the structure of non-finite verbs within sentences inEnglish and Albanian language, the problem of whetherverbs are followed by the gerund or infinitive, especially inEnglish but in a comparison to Albanian language and their
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