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Blog Challenge: Sentence Structure

Yes, it makes sense to know sentence structure since a blog or an article is made of sentences - only when you can make sentences can you compose a piece of writing. Indeed, there are just 4 types of sentences: simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence. For example:1. Expector is a doctor. (simple sentence)2. Expector is a doctor and he loves English. (compound…See More
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"@erza Thanks for the comment! @usra #1 and #2 are grammatical, but #3 is not. You can say 'I bade her...' or 'I have bidden her...' - because 'bidden' is the past particle of 'bid'. "
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"The black car has smashed the bicycle. You are told the exam date. I have bade her to stay at home. are these correct or not.."
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Yes, I'm going to talk about 'the passive of perfective verbs'. The passive or passive voice is formed with the different tenses of 'be' and the past particle of a verb, for example, we can say 'My bike was stolen'. You may wonder if you can say 'My bike is stolen'?Good question! My answer is yes. If you use the past tense 'was', you're emphasizing the action - you mean your bike was stolen by someone, yesterday or any day in the past. When you say 'My bike is stolen', you just mean the 'result…See More
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At 19:42 on April 28, 2017, Adaline Bala said…

Dear Expector, Have a lovely weekend!

At 20:13 on April 21, 2017, Adaline Bala said…

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It's me who should say thank :) My pleasure to be here, enjoying your useful and insightful blogs.

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Dear Expector, Hope you had a lovely week, Wish you a lovely weekend! Take care & rest well!

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I'm not really an English teacher, though I often help learners learn English. I love English, which is a fantastic language and now a global one. I like to write and read blogs. I hope you can check out my blogs below - don't forget to leave your comment there and I'll respond.

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