The first Word of a sentence We enjoyed our day on the beach. The dinner was good. Days of the week We never go out on Fridays. We prefer to have an evening out on Saturdays. Months of the year School starts in September. We don’t study in August. Names of people I met Jasmin […]
Writing Example Genealogy Genealogy can be defined as systematic research done on family history. The word come from the Greek genea, meaning race, and logy, meaning a study. Genealogy involves finding out information about ancestors as far back as possible (when and where each was born, when and where he married, whom he married, when […]
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The serial comma is the comma that is used in lists of words. In most cases, it comes just before the last “and”. For Example: a) Italy, Germany, and England. (This is written with the serial comma.) b) Italy, Germany and England. (This is written without the serial comma.) In the previous example, the meaning […]
There are many expressions and constructions we can use to express Emphasis in English. The passive voice The terrorist was arrested by FBI. Cleft sentences It was me who broke the window. Own I used my own computer. Do + verb (affirmative) Yes! I do like you. Fronting What you think you are doing! Indeed […]
Commas are used to separate parts of sentence in order to mark some of the pauses made in speech. We use commas : Before “and” to make meaning quite clear. I study Mexican poetry, and painting. I study Mexican poetry and painting (no comma because both are Mexican). Sometimes before “or or nor” in order […]