Tag 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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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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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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Holiday Season Revision

Hello Everyone! I’d like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a very enjoyable Christmas with your family and friends. For everyone, it will soon be the end … 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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