Expansion of a sentence into a paragraph

June 24th, 2010 in Writing

The ability to expand a sentence or a short passage into a large paragraph is essential to be a good writer. The expansion of a passage practically amounts to the writing of miniature essays on the subject of the original passage. There are no strict rules for the length of the paragraph. It must be neither too short nor too long.

Cases where prepositions come at the end of clauses

June 23rd, 2010 in English Grammar

A preposition connects two things: a noun, an adjective or a verb that comes before it and a noun phrase or a pronoun that comes after it.

Difference between see, watch and look

June 21st, 2010 in Vocabulary, Words

See is the ordinary verb to say that something ‘comes to our eyes’. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we are paying attention.

I saw Joe yesterday.
Suddenly I saw something strange.

Questions Basic Rules

June 19th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

The following rules apply to almost all written questions.

Auxiliary verb before subject

In a question the auxiliary verb normally comes before the subject.

Adjective clauses Exercise 1

June 17th, 2010 in Improve English

Combine each of the following pairs of simple sentences into one complex sentence containing an adjective clause.

1. The theft was committed last night. The police has caught the man.

As…as; as much/many …as

June 14th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

The structure as…as… is used to say that people or things are equal in some way.

Should, ought and must

June 13th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Should and ought have very similar meanings. In fact, they can often replace each other.

We should work hard, shouldn’t we? OR We ought to work hard, shouldn’t we?