Do you remember yourself writing essays at school? I do. Do you remember how hard it was to express your thoughts (provided that you had any in the first place 😉 ) eloquently or at least clearly? Here is a nice collection of analogies. Hope some of them will make
This discussion came up in another group. I thought I’d share my reply here. When using “than”, a TRUE comparison between two things requires the verb “to be”: Pattern: A is ____ than B. He is taller than I am. She is prettier this year than she was last year.
http://audioboom.com/posts/5374379-sentence-writing-step-4-fanboys-example-sentences.mp3 Introduction In Step 1 we looked at simple sentences with subject, verb, indirect object, and direct object. In Step 2 we added adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases. In Step 3 we added dependent relative clauses using relative pronouns. In Step 4 we will use coordinating conjunctions to convert
Introduction Our next trick to embellishing our simple sentences is to add some dependent relative clauses. A relative clause has a subject, verb, and a relative pronoun. The following are examples of relative pronouns: who, whom, whose when, where, why (these could be thought of as relative adverbs) what which,
Introduction Now that we know how to write simple sentences, let’s learn how to embellish them so they don’t sound too simple. After all, we all want to sound more sophisticated, don’t we? How can we enhance our simple sentences to show off our mastery of English, you may ask?
Journey with me through this short course and let me know if you learn something new. Introduction A clause is a group of words that contain a subject and verb. A simple sentence is one that has only one clause. A clause that can stand alone as a complete sentence
“Don’t let a little thing like…” is a pattern that means “don’t let that major obstacle stop you”. It is spoken sarcastically and affectionately with friends. Don’t let a little thing like poverty stop you from becoming president! Don’t let a little thing like an army stop you from crossing
Introduction To express firm resolution or determination, we have a variety of phrase patterns that we often use. The phrase pattern “X or no X” means that the conclusion will be the same, regardless of whether Condition X exists or not. Rain or no rain, I’m going to a movie.