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GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions

GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions Some adjectives need a preposition before their object. There doesn’t seem to be a logical rule, I’m afraid! We just need to learn them. Afraid of Ashamed of Aware of Capable of Certain of Conscious of Envious of Independent of Jealous of Proud of Eager for Eligible for Famous for …

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GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS

GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS We use contractions (I’m, we’re) in everyday speech and informal writing. Contractions, which are sometimes called ‘short forms’, commonly combine a pronoun or noun and a verb, or a verb and not, in a shorter form. Contractions are usually not appropriate in formal writing. We make contractions with auxiliary verbs, and …

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GRAMMAR – Conjunctions

GRAMMAR – Subordinating Conjunctions Subordinating conjunctions are words or phrases that introduce dependent clauses in a sentence. Adjective clauses are dependent clauses used to do what an adjective does: modify or describe a noun. The seven subordinating conjunctions that introduce adjective clauses are: who, whom, which, that, whose, when, where. Use who, whom, or that …

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GRAMMAR – Conjunctions

GRAMMAR – Conjunctions ‘Though’, ‘although’, and ‘even though’ are all conjunctions that introduce a clause that shows contrast. Clauses of contrast are dependent clauses used to show how one person, place, or thing is different from another. All three have the same meaning, but even though is slightly stronger than the others. The clause that …

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GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions

Some adjectives need a preposition before their object. There doesn’t seem to be a logical rule, I’m afraid! We just need to learn them. A solution ACCEPTABLE TO all involved. They are ACCUSTOMED TO the attention. Will the room be ADEQUATE FOR your needs? I’m AFRAID OF spiders – especially big ones!! I was not …

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