The basic unit of English grammar is the clause:

[An unlucky student almost lost a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000]

[when he left it in the waiting room of a London station.]

[William Brown inherited the 1698 Stradivarius violin from his mother]

[and had just had it valued by a London dealer at £180,000.]

Clauses are made up of phrases:

[An unlucky student] + [almost lost] + [a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000]

[when] + [he] + [left] + [it] + [in the waiting room of a London station.]

[William Brown] + [inherited] + [the 1698 Stradivarius violin] + [from his mother]

[and] [had just had it valued] + [by a London dealer] + [at £180,000.]

We can join two or more clauses together to make sentences.

An unlucky student almost lost a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000 when he left it in the waiting room of a London station.

William Brown inherited the 1698 Stradivarius violin from his mother and had just had it valued by a London dealer at £180,000.


 

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Kiki Anastasia
English Teacher (part-timer)

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I'm glad to see an Iranian there.. In which branch of the English language are you studying?َAnd which university?Because I'm studying English language too(teaching english)
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This book shows us the way that we should produce sounds, and gives English learners a good view of native speakers pronunciation and their other skills...!

Sorry I mean " phonetics and phonology"

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I'm student of English LG.
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Hi,
I've looked at this book, but I haven't read it, so I can't comment. It's mostly aimed at teachers and linguists, so you might want to see if anyone at TeachingEnglish has read it.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello.
May I ask a question anyone? Is this correctly using gerund instead of noun in the following example:
I want you to come to me tonight.
I want your coming to me tonight.
Thanks a lot.
PS I'm sorry if the question isn't allowed to ask here, if so may I know the right place?

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