ESL grammar · Grammar · Relative pronoun · sentence types

That: How to Connect Sentences with That, and When Can You Leave it Out

This subject was brought to my attention by Mohan Angbo from Nepal who’s been asking me some great questions. He asked why we need that in some sentences but not in others. I suspect that many of you will find this an interesting subject. Well, at least some. Let’s start by looking at two example sentences.… Continue reading That: How to Connect Sentences with That, and When Can You Leave it Out

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Quick Tip How to Get Better Writing: Use Different Sentence Types

By Jacqueline Schaalje One thing that will make your writing much better is to vary the sentence type. It doesn’t matter what kind of text you’re writing: it can be a story, an essay or a report. For whatever text you write, you can be sure that people will get bored when the sentences all… Continue reading Quick Tip How to Get Better Writing: Use Different Sentence Types

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ESL grammar · Grammar · Relative pronoun · sentence types

Relative clauses: Who, Which, and Whose

What are relative clauses? Relative clauses are the parts of the sentence that give additional information, often about a noun. They’re not independent sentences, so you can’t put them on their own. They often start with a wh-word, which in technical terms is called the relative pronoun. Relative clauses are an economic way of putting… Continue reading Relative clauses: Who, Which, and Whose

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