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The Basics of Clauses in English - Grammarly Blog. Clauses are groups of words that contain a subject and a verb.

The Basics of Clauses in English - Grammarly Blog

Why should you care about them? Have you ever told someone you loved them? Or written a letter to a friend? Likely, you did it with the help of clauses. You would find your ability to communicate severely limited if you had to express your thoughts without these serviceable units of speech. Independent clauses As its name indicates, an independent clause can stand on its own as a sentence. I like ginger snaps. Dependent clauses Although a dependent clause also has a subject and a verb, a dependent clause is not a complete sentence. When I grow up Because she is afraid of the dark These sentence fragments can’t function without an independent clause. I want to be President when I grow up.When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter.Because she is afraid of the dark, she sleeps with a night light.

Did you notice the words at the beginning of the dependent clauses in the examples? Because indicates that an explanation will follow. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 10 - Linking devices. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 15 - Discourse markers. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 20 - Linking words. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 25 - Contrasting linking words & phrases. OWL: Parts of Speech Overview. Summary: This handout defines the basic parts of speech and provides examples of their uses in sentences.

OWL: Parts of Speech Overview

Links to more handouts and exercises on particular parts of speech are also provided. If you are learning English as a Second Language (ESL), you may also want to browse through a complete listing of our ESL resources. Contributors:Dana Bisignani, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2011-11-28 08:37:15 Nouns A noun is a word that denotes a person, place, or thing. Example: The dog ran after the ball. In the sentence above, there are two nouns, dog and ball. Example 1: She possesses integrity. Example 2: He was searching for love. The abstract concepts of integrity and love in the sentences above are both nouns. Example 1: She visited Chicago every year. Example 2: Thanksgiving is in November. Chicago, Thanksgiving, and November are all proper nouns, and they should be capitalized.

You may also visit our handout on Count and Noncount Nouns. Learn how to spot verbs that act as nouns. Pronouns Articles. Smart Words: Transition Words & Phrases. Transition Words and Phrases This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete.

Smart Words: Transition Words & Phrases

It can be used (by students and teachers alike) to find the right expression. English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc. in the line of argument. The transition words and phrases have been assigned only once to somewhat artificial categories, although some words belong to more than one category. There is some overlapping with preposition and postposition, but for the purpose of clarity and completeness of this concise guide, I did not differentiate. Agreement / Addition / Similarity The transition words like also, in addition, and, likewise, add information, reinforce ideas, and express agreement with preceding material. in the first place not only ... but also.

Smart Words: Conjunctions. Cohesive Devices A variety of useful English Conjunctions exists, which complete this list of the most used Cohesive Devices.

Smart Words: Conjunctions

Together, they can help to express a cohesive view and easy understandable and readable texts. Definition Words that link two parts of a sentence are called conjunctions (see "to conjoin"). The most common ones are 'and', 'or' and 'but'. Coordinating conjunctions used to connect two independent clauses subordinating conjunctions used to establish the relationship between the dependent clause and the rest of the sentence correlative conjunctions used to join various sentence elements which are grammatically equal. Study English: sentences and conjunctions. Transcript MARGOT POLITISHello.

Study English: sentences and conjunctions

I'm Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation. Study English: cause, effect and countries. Transcript MARGOT POLITISHello.

Study English: cause, effect and countries

DC IELTS: Cause and effect - key IELTS vocabulary. DC IELTS: How to compare & contrast numbers in task 1. Some of the most important language in task 1 is the compare and contrast vocabulary.

DC IELTS: How to compare & contrast numbers in task 1

This is because the instructions tell you to make comparisons where relevant If you want to score well, you need some different ways to compare and contrast. Here are some variations to help you out. It is not all about more and less. 1. One way to make comparisons is to start a new sentence with a word/phrase that shows that you are about to make a comparison with the previous sentence. In contrast The most popular form of holiday among the Welsh was self-catering with over 60% choosing to cook for themselves. In comparison Almost 50% of the English, Scots and Northern Irish chose to stay in a hotel for their holiday. However The general pattern was for hotel accommodation to be the most popular with around half the people choosing it. On the other hand It is clear that a majority of the British chose to stay in hotel for their holiday. Prezi: Verbs,adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions & interjections.