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Garden Path Sentences – Crazy Sentences that Do Have Meaning

By Jacqueline Schaalje Henry Burrows At last, a fun subject!. Has it happened to you that you read a sentence and you thought: Heck, this sentence has no meaning? But then you read the sentenceĀ again, and a miracle happens: the pieces fall into place. And suddenly the sentence does make sense. For instance, what do… Continue reading Garden Path Sentences – Crazy Sentences that Do Have Meaning

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Passives for Advanced Students: You May Never Have Asked Yourself This: How Do Passives Work with Perfect Tenses?

If this is your first time practising passives, have a look at some earlier articles on the blog. A basic explanation of passives isĀ here. Now we’ll have a look at how passives work in the perfect tenses. Present Perfect First Present Perfect. Have a look at the picture above. The active of this is: The… Continue reading Passives for Advanced Students: You May Never Have Asked Yourself This: How Do Passives Work with Perfect Tenses?

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