Monday, July 25, 2011

Different types of sentences

What is a sentence?

A sentence is a word or phrase that has a complete sense. It begins with a capital letter.

Example:
Jackie is my best friend.

A sentence is incomplete if there is no mind or thought at all.

Example:
My friend.
Our leader.
With all my love.
His mother.

Types of Sentences

Different types of sentences

1. Declarative sentence says something about a person, thing, place or event. It ends with a period (.)


Example:
The boy goes to school.
My mother baked cookies.
Mount St. Helens is showing signs of activity.

2. Interrogative sentence asks questions. It ends with a question mark (?)

Example:
Is this your friend away?
Why are you crying?
Where are you going?

3. Imperative sentence. There are two kinds of imperative sentences.

a) Application - Use the words Please and kindly.

Example:
Please pass your papers forward.
Please give me a hand with that.

b) Command - The tone of the sentence is like giving an order.

Example:
Do your homework now.
Will you two stop arguing?

4. Exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings or emotions. It ends with an exclamation point (!).

Example:
We are here at the end!
My God, she's beautiful!
Transformer types of sentences

A sentence can be changed by different sentences with minor adjustments. Our example is this sentence: Ann is a good student. (Who is a declarative sentence)

1. Interrogative sentence

Ann is a good student?

2. Imperative sentence

a) Application
Please be a good student, Ann.

b) Command
Be a good student, Ann.

3. Exclamatory sentence

Yes! Ann is a good student.

Looking at the example sentences above, you can see how easy it is to change a sentence with just a small adjustment to say something completely different.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Do you have a main international English test to come? Do you need to practice the grammar? Would you like to work or study in a foreign country like the United States, Britain, Canada or Australia? So you need to practice taking tests.When we want to study in a foreign country, we must show that we know in English. To show that we are able to communicate in English to the level we have to take international English tests such as TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC. These tests are for students of intermediate and advanced level and covers many grammatical structures and vocabulary.
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To pass these tests we need lots of practice. I passed the TOEFL before studying in the United States Ashland University. I prepared for the test, even if I had a very good level in English. It is important to take as many practice tests as you can. The most practical exams, the better you know the general structure of the. These tests are organized into different categories and practice exams are very similar to the real. I usually suggest to my students to buy a book that explains the different parts of the examination and many tests. The secret to getting a good grade is to practice practice and practice.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Commonly Confused Words

Still the best writers are triggered by sure words. When will "sound" include an apostrophe? When to use "later" and when "more" correct? Is it "less" people or "less" people? Do you "lose" your keys or "loose" them?

Sometimes, even though my brain knows that good word, my fingers are confused. I have often detained "there" when I meant "their", for example. We get into the flow of writing or typing, and enter the word evil without realizing it. That's why proof reading is so important.

Yet if you think you know the correct use, here are some words you need to look out for in your writing, with some tips to help you remember the words to use in different contexts.

Commonly Confused Words

Accept or except

Accept means to receive or accept, "I accept your invitation."
Unless all means, but "I like all vegetables except okra."

One trick to remember the difference is to think of the "x" in the exception to exclude.

Bring or Take

Bring is used when something comes up: "Please bring your spouse with you."
Brought is the past: "I brought my husband tonight."
Take means it goes ". Please take the dishes to the sink "
Took the time: "I got a book on the plane."

Can or May

May relates to the ability: "I can pat my head and rub my belly at the same time."
May is about permission: "You can have a piece of cake."
Farther or further

Indicates the distance farther: "Our new home is six miles away from my office that the old house."
In addition to some other use, including the time or the prosecution: "I decided not to take the process further."

Its or It's

It is a contraction of "it" or "it". The apostrophe is in the missing letters.
All other uses are his. Where it becomes confusing for many people is the possessive form. Usually include an apostrophe possessive: "Sharon car is red." However, this is not the case with the possessive of it ". Its roof is open "

Less or fewer

Less is used to refer to items that can be counted.
Less refers to things measured by other means.
An example would be ". I used less fuel because I led fewer miles "However, if you were talking about gallons of gasoline and driving in general, you would say:" I used fewer gallons of gasoline, as I drove less. " Gallons of gasoline because it can be counted. Though miles may be counted, "conduct" can not.

Lose or loose

Lose means to misplace or otherwise deprived of like losing a match.
Bulk means is not attached securely.
Example: ". I was worried I would lose the button, because it was loose"

Than or Then

Than is used when making a comparison: “July is warmer than February.”
Then indicates a time sequence: “Close the door, then set the alarm.”

There or Their or They’re

They’re is a contraction of “they are. ”
Their is the possessive form of they: “They took their car to the beach.”
All other usage is there.

These are few of the most commonly confused and misused word.
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