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Leila - December 14th
Learning vocabulary is one of the first steps of learning a second language and I believe that if one knows the words with the highest frequency, they will quickly know most of the words in a text. Let's start with family vocabulary in both English and Danish languages. This post and next posts will be useful to both English and Danish language learners.
Leila - December 12th
Because the verb wish usually suggests a situation which is unreal or contrary-to-fact, it is followed by the subjunctive mood or its equivalent. Thus, after wish-just as in unreal conditional statements-a past tense is used to suggest present action and a past perfect tense is used to suggest past time.
A special use of wish occurs in the forms I wish you would and I wish you wouldn't These forms are used with a polite order giving meaning, suggestion that the person addressed stop doing what ever he is doing or begin doing something which he is not doing.
Leila - December 10th
Traditional grammar requires the nominative form of the pronoun in the predicate of the verb be: It is I (not me); That must be they (not them), and so forth. Nearly every speaker of Modern English finds this rule difficult to follow. Even if everyone could follow it, in informal contexts the nominative pronoun often sounds pedantic and even ridiculous, especially when the verb is contracted, as in It's we. But constructions like It is me have been condemned in the classroom and in writing handbooks for so long that there seems little likelihood that they will ever be entirely acceptable in formal writing.
Leila - December 8th
The question of when to use nominative forms of the personal pronouns (for example, I, she, they) and when to use objective forms (for example, me, her, them) has always created controversy among grammarians and uncertainty among speakers and writers.
There is no problem when the pronoun stands alone with a single verb or preposition: every native speaker says I (not me) read the book; They told him (not he); The company bought a computer for us (not we); and so forth. But the decision is more problematic in other environments.
Leila - December 6th
This paragraph usually begins with one of the following phrases:
To sum up, to conclude, to make it brief, to summarize, to put it in a nut shell, to wrap it up, in conclusion, as the final result.
Leila - December 4th
Having returned the introductory paragraph and thesis statement, we have to develop our thesis statement into a complete essay in which should pay attention to the following points: