Thursday, 6 June 2013

Enhancing A Process: Modulation

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 503-4):
Here the basic notion is that of ‘be (circumstantial) + do’, for example help to do ‘do being-with (someone)’. … Here the primary verbal group is again not a separate process; but this time it is a circumstantial element in the process expressed by the secondary verbal group.