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
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Para referirnos a lo que alguien dijo, podemos hacerlo de dos maneras: 1) Direct Speech: es decir, citando literalmente sus palabras (entre comillas) –> Mary said: “I work in this office”. 2) Reported Speech: “contando” lo que dijo, que es más normal –> Mary said (that) she worked in that office. (“That” aparece entre paréntesis porque podemos omitirlo) Sigue leyendo