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A Song containing Relative Clauses: #2

Shania Twain sings a song called “You’re Still The One” which has several Relative Clauses in the chorus. (See also Shakira, and One Republic.) Links below: one link is the official music video, and the other link has lyrics only, … 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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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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Defining Relative Clauses: #6

For Grammar Rules about Defining Relative Clauses see my post  September 22, 2013.                                                                                                                         RIHANNA  sings a song with Eminem called ‘Monster’. There are  Defining Relative Clauses in the chorus. Have a look: Chorus 1. I’m friends with the monster that’s … Continue reading

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RELATIVE CLAUSES: #5

The four posts which I wrote about Relative Clauses are my most popular. As well as my examination of the rules, I included links to excellent websites which provide further explanations and examples of Relative Clauses, and exercises for practice.   To make … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses: (#4) Present Simple Tense, Present Continuous Tense, Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

            Songs are often short stories about a singer’s life. They usually use every-day language to describe the past, present, and/or future and so are valuable learning tools for students of English. The following song, Counting Stars, by One … Continue reading

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A Song containing Relative Clauses – by Shakira: #3

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 least one) Independent Clause and (at least … Continue reading

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A Song containing Relative Clauses: #2

Shania Twain sings a song called “You’re Still The One” which has several Relative Clauses in the chorus. (See also Shakira, and One Republic.) Links below: one link is the official music video, and the other link has lyrics only, … Continue reading

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Relative Clauses: #1

I’ve found a summary of Relative Clauses online which provides excellent revision for English students who are having difficulty with them. (Did you notice that there were two Relative Clauses in the previous sentence?) Even students who understand the rules … Continue reading

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