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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.033044.

The Research on English Verb Phrase Learning Study Skills about College Students


Yurong Zhang 1,2,3

Corresponding Author:
Yurong Zhang

1 IVY Education Foundation, New York, USA
2 Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York, 10003 USA
3 SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853, USA
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A verb phrase is a kind of conformation expression, which is composed of verbs and sketch words (including prepositions and adverbs). They appear in large numbers in modern English, serving as an essential part which college students are expected to master. At the same time, the grammatical structure of verb phrases is complex and has become intricate for college students to grasp. Therefore, how to help college students effectively master verb phrases has become the focus of this study. With the development of the ecological perspective of cognitive linguistics, the phenomenon of verbs phrase has gradually received the attention of cognitive linguists. From the perspective of cognitive Linguistics ecology, this paper draws the following conclusions by comparing the teaching methods based on the ecological perspective of cognitive linguistics and the influence of traditional pedagogy on the learning of verb phrase . First, compared with the traditional pedagogy, the teaching method based on the ecological perspective of cognitive linguistics can promote the learning of the verb phrase. Second, based on the ecological perspective of cognitive linguistics, college students have better long-term memory effects on verb phrase that have been studied than short-term memory; third, based on the ecological perspective of cognitive linguistics, college students are able to apply the cognitive rationale behind phrase verbs that have been studied to new metaphorical verbs.


verbs and sketch words;grammatical structure of verb phrases;Study Skills

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Yurong Zhang. The Research on English Verb Phrase Learning Study Skills about College Students.  Frontiers in Educational Research (2019) Vol. 2 Issue 3: 69-75. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.033044.


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