Category Archives: Relative Clauses

A Christmas song with Relative, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

 Seasons Greetings Everyone!  I hope that you all have a Very Happy Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous 2018! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a Happy Festive Season and a wonderful and prosperous 2018! In the … Continue reading

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Relative Clauses #11: Advanced non-defining Relative Clauses

First, read the earlier posts on Relative Clauses, especially #3 and #6. Advanced non-defining Relative Clauses are not as difficult as their name suggests. There are only two Relative Clause Pronouns used, whom & which, and the Relative Clause is usually … Continue reading

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Song with Dependent Clauses, Collocations +++

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m back from my French adventure but I will leave the details of my French language studies for a future post. For now, how about getting back to grammar in a song? … Good! I thought that’s … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses #10 & Noun Clauses

There is a lovely new song called Something just like this by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay. It has two verses and a chorus. The first verse is one long Compound Sentence. The chorus is a series of Noun Clauses, some of which contain … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence #6: A Summary

In posts How to Write a Sentence #1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, I explained how to put words together to make a sentence. In this post, I’m going to break it all down in a different way. This will … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses at …….. MONA??!!

A Song with Relative Clauses #9 Yes, it’s true. I heard a song with Relative Clauses at MONA ……. but that’s the end of the story! Let’s start at the very beginning ……. Last week, I went to Hobart, Australia for … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses: #8, Noun Clauses & Adverb Clauses

Song: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots As you know, songs are often short stories about real life experiences and emotions. As such, songs are an effective way to learn natural, everyday English collocation and usage. Even when the language seems simple and easy … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #3 Complex Sentences

* First, read How to Write a Sentence #1 & How to Write a Sentence #2. Quick revision A sentence must include: 1) a subject 2) a finite verb (a verb with tense) 3) meaning (a complete idea) The following clause … Continue reading

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A Song with Reduced Relative Clauses: #7

*There are a few ways in which we can reduce Relative Clauses. For now, I’m going to look at the Reduced Relative Clauses (bold print) in the song “Rolling in the Deep”  by Adele (subtitles in English). Can you work out which words have … Continue reading

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A Song containing Relative Clauses – by Shakira: #3

Originally posted on Mary's English Blog:
SHAKIRA sings a song called “You’re the One” which contains  several Relative Clauses. They are highlighted in bold in the lyrics below. A Relative Clause is a part of a sentence which contains (at…

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