Archive for December, 2009

Words Most Commonly Confused

December 28th, 2009 in English for children

Can and May

Use can to talk about ability to do something. Use may to ask for permission.

Different Ways of Joining Two Sentences Part III

December 26th, 2009 in English for children

Joining two sentences with a present participle

Two sentences can be made into one by using a present participle.

Different Ways of Joining Two Sentences Part II

December 26th, 2009 in English for children

Joining two sentences with who, which and that

Two or more sentences can be made into one by using the joining words who, which and that.

Different Ways of Joining Two Sentences Part I

December 26th, 2009 in English for children

Using adjectives

Two simple sentences can be made into one by using adjectives from the second sentence.

A tiger charged the shooter. It was extremely ferocious.

How to Improve Your Sentences Part III

December 25th, 2009 in Improve English, Style Guide

Avoid run-on sentences

Run-on sentences are actually two separate sentences that have been joined with a comma instead of a colon, a full stop or a joining word.

How to Improve Your Sentences Part II

December 25th, 2009 in Improve English, Style Guide

Omit words which have already been clearly implied

One or more words can be omitted when they are already clearly implied.

How to Vary and Improve Your Sentences Part I

December 25th, 2009 in Improve English, Style Guide

Emphasizing a word

You can put special emphasis on a word in a number of ways. For instance, try placing it first.