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Question 36

Appeared in Year: 2021



Multiple select Question (MSQ) , carry Two mark each (no negative marks) .

Analyze the following Shakespearean sentences, and observe the differences between Early Modern English and Modern English – that, is, how you would say these sentences today. What can we say in precise, grammatical terms about the syntactic changes that have occurred?

Analyse the Following Shakespearean Sentences
Thou marvell at my wordsMacbeth, Macbeth, III. ii
Macbeth doth comeThird Witch, Macbeth, I. iii
Wilt thou use thy wit?Claudio, Much Ado About Nothing, V. i
Do you fear it?Cassius, Julius Caesar, I. ii
Knows he not thy voice?First Lord, all՚s Well that ends well, IV. i
Didst thou not say he comes?Baptista, Taming of the shrew, III. ii
Can՚t not rule her?Leontes, Winter՚s Tale, II. iii
What says thou?Olivia, Twelfth Night, III. Iv
What dost thou say?Othello, Othello, III. iii
Whom overcame he?Boyette, Loves Labors Lost, IV. i


Choice (4)Response


In wh- and yes-no questions the main verb can raise to Head, CP [Complementizer Phrase] .


The agreement forms of Early Modern English included a different form for 2nd person, singular subjects.


Pronominal forms are unchanged from Early Modern into Modern English


All a., c. and b. are correct

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