use of relative pronouns - that or when?
Is it - I remember the day THAT or WHEN the accident happened?
Clauses and the passive voice
by DEEPAK MALIK
I have a problem in how make a proper sentence with clause and some difficulties in passive voice and past indefinite tense.
Commas in compound sentences
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
My question is when we write a compound sentence. For example;
"Computers are important, but they can be dangerous too".
IF we use two comma's, one before and one after
"Computers are important, but, they can be dangerous too".
Is this a acceptable form of grammar? I usually write that in most complex sentence formation. Is that the same case with using 'so'?
Another question is:
you have used commas before writing 'and' in your compound sentence structure. If we remove then comma before 'and', is it going to be wrong?
"Computers are used widely in most countries now, and they are a sign of progress. We must ensure everyones has access to them". (your quote)
"Computers are used widely in most countries now and they are a sign of progress. We must ensure everyones has access to them". (My question)
Number of clauses in sentence?
I saw the sentence
"It's cold outside so I think I'll stay in."
and apparently it has 2 clauses?
I thought the clauses were 'It is', 'I think' and 'I will', why is that wrong?
Does this sentence contain an adverb clause?
(York, PA, USA)
"We went to the game early so we could get good seats".
My argument is it does contain an adverb clause, which would be "so that we could get good seats." "So that we could get good seats" is answering why the people "went" to the game early and modifies the verb "went".
However, quite a few people I know have been arguing it's a compound sentence because "so" is functioning as a coordinating conjunction. I realize "so" can be a coordinating conjunction, but I didn't think it was being used to convey "therefore" in this sentence, which would then mean it's functioning as a subordinating conjunction with that being omitted.
Thanks for any thoughts you have.
How to make different types of sentence structure?
How use pronoun, verb and adjective?
She has never and would never ________ to her son to join politics.
# Is it grammatically correct?
# Which form of the verb will be used in
the given blank space - allow,
allowed, be allowed?
# Please rectify only this sentence.
cleft - Using "what + to be clause + is"
I have a question about "cleft structure". Is this statement a correct cleft:
"What is important to me is that..."
I mean can I use what + to be clause + is ?
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