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We always use a relative clause beginning with whose + noun, particularly in written English, when we talk about something belonging to or associated with a person. Compare: Example(1): Stevenson is an architect. Her designs have won international praise. Example(1): Stevenson is an architect (whose) designs have won international praise. Example(2): Dr Rowan has had to do all his own typing. His secretary resigned two weeks ago. Example(2): Dr Rowan, (whose) secretary resigned two weeks ago, has had to all his own typing. We can use 'whose' in both defining and non defining relative clauses.
So here's another example of a short paragraph story which I've used to teach pronunciation of the past tense in English using regular verbs. Admittedly, it takes some thought to write one of these but the effort is worth it since the learners seem to enjoy this form of grammar in context. Normally, a passage would contain a mix of both regular and irregular verbs in English. However, when practicing the -ed, -d, -ded, and -ted endings pronunciation, these types of exercises can prove to be invaluable. A short paragraph story of this type is much more difficult to pronounce and causes the spe
Indians have great love and admiration for English language. This is, in spite of the onslaught by various Governments in Independent India, giving importance to native languages. English teachers are one of the most respected lots among the society. Each teacher has his technique in teaching English. The author of this article, as a freelance teacher to adults has some methods to teach Grammar. Nine of them are listed in the following paragraphs.
Difference Between The Simple Past And Present Perfect Tenses
Individual words too can have relatively different meanings in different cultures depending upon expectations, values and experience of the two persons, the speaker and the listener.
Teaching someone to spell can be rather difficult and challenging. Traditionally vocabulary quizzes and memorization were the methods many educators chose. Today, with increased technology and access to spell check, people have shied away from these more conventional ways.