Conjunctions: as, because, because of. As and because are conjunctions. As and because introduce subordinate clauses. They connect the result of something with its reason. Because is more common than as. He spoke quietly because he didn’t want Susan to hear. Everyone left early because Robert and Susan had to catch an early flight in … Read moreConjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.
Should have, may have, might have, can have, could have, must have, would have. English modal verbs are both important and subtle. The subjunctive form is an attitude, not a defined structure. That is why we call it the subjunctive mood. The grammatical term subjunctive is not the same as the linguistic term subjunctive. As … Read moreShould have, may have, might have…
Another quiz, six questions. Q1 What does GDP mean? Q2 What does NATO mean? Q3 What percentage of GDP does Germany spend on NATO? Q4 What percentage of GDP does the USA spend on NATO? Q5 How many countries are members of NATO? Q6 Who made a campaign promise that those member countries each spend … Read moreQuiz answers
Syntax The order of words in a sentence is very important. A change in word order often results in a change of meaning. Many other languages use inflection, a change in the form of words, to show how the parts of a sentence function. English has very few inflections, so the place that a word … Read moreSyntax