Language Functions English Grammar Ielts Exam

Language Functions English Grammar Ielts Exam

We use language to communicate while communicating we structure the language to express our intention or purpose. The purpose for which the language is used indicates the function.

Expressions

FunctionFormalInformal
Giving
opinion
I’m convinced that………
I consider…………………
I’m of the opinion/view…..
I hold the view……………
Personally I consider
I think…………………….
If you ask me……………
I’d say………………..
The way I see it…………..
Asking for
information
I should be interested to
know……………………
I wonder if you could tell
me……………………
I wonder if someone could
tell me………………….
Do you know…………….
Do you happen to know….
Any idea………………….
Any clue………………….
Can you tell me ………….
AgreeingI agree entirely with ………
That’s Precisely my own
view / opinion……………
I’m exactly of the same
opinion…………………….
I think I’d accept.
Yes I agree how true……..
Well, that’s the thing…….
Right, I’m with you there.
I couldn’t agree more…….
That’s what I was
thinking………………

Similarly single function may have many structures or expressions as can be seen in the seeking permission listed by Wilkins (1976).
1. Can/May I use your telephone?
2. Please let me use your telephone?
3. Is it all right to use your telephone?
4. If it’s all right with you, I’ll use your telephone?
5. Am I allowed to use your telephone?
6. Do you mind if I use your telephone?
7. Would you mind if I used your telephone?
8. You don’t mind if I use your telephone?
9. Do you mind me using your telephone?
10. I wonder if you have any objection to me using your telephone.
11. Would you permit me to use your telephone?
12. Would you be kind as to allow me to use your telephone?
13. Would it possible to use your telephone?
14. Do you think you could let me use your telephone?
15 Should be most grateful if you would permit me to use your telephone?

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