We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words.
How to Form Relative Clauses
Imagine, a girl is talking to Tom. You want to know who she is and ask a friend whether he knows her. You could say:
A girl is talking to Tom. Do you know the girl?
That sounds rather complicated, doesn’t it? It would be easier with a relative clause: you put both pieces of information into one sentence. Start with the most important thing – you want to know who the girl is. Sigue leyendo
Su estructura es: SUJETO + have/has + PARTICIPIO y lo utilizamos para hablar de una acción que dura hasta el presente o cuyo efecto se tiene en cuenta en el momento de hablar (up to now). Suele utilizarse con estos adverbios: Sigue leyendo
Just a summary contrasting both expressions:
1. Decision just made
Oh, there is a fire: I’ll call the police immediately!
2. Predictions about the future (Science, weather forecast, fortune teller…)
We’ll have sun and fine weather tomorrow.
3. Opinion (I think…/In my opinion,…/I’m sure…/I’m afraid…)
I’m sure you’ll pass; don’t worry!
I’ll help you with your homework.
Some reported speech exercises (with grammar explanations) for you to practice. Some of them can be checked online and some are in PDF format.
•englisch-hilfen (online; graduated from the easiest to the most difficult)
•perfect-english-grammar (online and pdf; ordered by difficulty) Sigue leyendo
Find the connection between the image above and the image below. Sigue leyendo
The Matrix is a 1999 so-called “cyberpunk” Sci-Fi action film, written and directed by The Wachowskis, that depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the “dream world.” Sigue leyendo
As “escape rooms” are on fashion nowadays, here you are a short escape game that you can play online –and practice– during this looong weekend. Just click on the image, then click “play” and then, “new game”. You must have the Adobe Flash Player enabled. Sigue leyendo