… quoted that

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Shulman (1989) quoted that teachers who were uncertain of their knowledge about grammar avoided teaching it. Their uncertainty also affected their style of instruction.

‘Quoted’ isn’t a possible verb here. It may help to provide a concordance of possible verbs such as the one at this link http://ske.li/verbed_that, which looks a bit like this:

It is also possible to present quantitative information about typical verbs in this pattern in BAWE through this reusable link http://ske.li/verbed_that_nf, which looks like this, and which could be used to encourage students to investigate further.

However, not all the verbs listed here fit the apparent meaning of the instance above; it’s hard to see how proposed would fit in here, for example. It might be better to present verbs that could actually be used here, as in the reusable link http://ske.li/found_that, which looks like this:

An alternative way of presenting the lines would be by means of node form frequency summary, as in the reusable link http://ske.li/found_that_nf, which looks like this:


as X says

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As X (year) asserted, knowledge of grammar would help …

The link is http://ske.li/asxsuggests and looks a bit like this:

supports the idea that

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However, Ellis (2002) supports that formal grammar teaching has a delayed effect on language teaching.

The re-usable link is ske.li/ezt and it looks like this: