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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?