… accentuates that

This link was created in response to a student writing:

Mardani (2016) accentuates that markedness is used in linguistics to describe how words are changed to create a special meaning.

“Accentuate” is not the right verb here. A concordance of possible verbs is provided at the reusable link https://ske.li/wwx and it looks like this:

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… illustrate that

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

Richards and Rodgers (2014) illustrate that Task-based learning is ‘based on students’ experiences with langauge that is relevant to them’

The reusable link is https://ske.li/arguing_repvbs and it looks like this:

… quoted that

This link was created in response to the following:

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 https://ske.li/verbed_that2, 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 https://ske.li/verbed_thatfreq, 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 https://ske.li/found_that2, 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 https://ske.li/found_that2_nf, which looks like this: