You cannot cut so many words from an English sentence.
There is very important difference between Japanese and English. To put it simply, in Japanese, you can cut out a lot more words from your sentence when you speak. This is called "ellipsis". English is not as flexible as Japanese when it comes to cutting out words from your sentence. This difference is often the cause of many mistakes that Japanese speakers make when they speak English.
Consider this sentence in Japanese:
If I translate this sentence exactly, word for word, then in English you would be saying:
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You yesterday bank to went?
How to use adverbs in a sentence.
The location of an adverb in a sentence depends on what kind of adverb you are using.Read more · 続きを読む
Learn how to use quotation marks correctly when you write.
One of the most difficult punctuation marks to use are quotation marks. These are sometimes called "speech marks", "inverted commas" or "quotes".
There are only five ways you can use quotes in English writing:
How to use the passive in English.
Passive verbs are used when we want to make the object of an action the topic of a sentence. Compare the following two sentences:
Sentence 2 is passive. The topic of sentence 2 is the cake. The cake is what we are interested in talking about.
To use passives well in English, you should understand that native speakers prefer them only in a few situations. Often passives are thought to be bad style. However if you read on, you will learn more about the times when passives are perfect for the job.Read more · 続きを読む