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English 100 Notes

English 100 Notes

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LECTURE 2 NOTES
 
9/14/2012 7:59:00 AM
 
ACTIVE VOICE/VERBS
 
Passive Voice
avoid wherever possible (by ---)
 
BE verbs
replace with active verbs
o
 
Linking verbs = e.g. He is a man.
o
 
Before present participles = e.g. He is flying.
 
Subject should name the actorPARALLELISM
 
Series
verbs are same tense and form
 
Balance pairs
coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or)
o
 
Correlative conjunctions (either… or; not only… but also)
 
 
Comparison with “than” or “as” 
 
 
Repeating functions (necessary words)UNTANGLE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE
 
Starts with prepositional phrase
o
 
Write to get rid of preposition
 
Straighten out logical connections
o
 
Make sure the subject can do the verb
 
Is when…; is where…; the reason… is because
 
 
 
 
9/14/2012 7:59:00 AM
 

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