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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Sorry, referring to the previous question; meet someone for the first time

Hello again anasge,

In this context we only use 'meet' when it is the first time. After that we would say 'Nice to see you (again)'. The answer would be 'Nice to see you too' or 'And you'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask you. When we meet and/or talk to somebody for the same time we say nice to meet you. The answer is; nice to meet you too?
Thank you in advanced

Hello anasge,

Yes, that's right. We sometimes shorten it in informal contexts so we can say 'Nice to meet you too' or just 'You too'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask if the word market means an open market where people sell fresh fruits,vegetables on weekly basis,in an open area
Thank you in advanced

Hello anasge,

Much of the time, 'market' does indeed refer to an open-air market, but not always -- in some contexts it is used to refer to other kinds of places. If you do an image search for 'market', you'll see a variety of types of places.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter
I have another question,please
If I want to ask a question using (which) in this sentence
My favourite horse is the fat one:
Which is your favourite horse? or
Which horse is your favourite one?
or something else?

Hello Adill,

Both questions are correct but the first one is much more common and the second sentence is more likely to be formed without the unneccessary word 'one' (Which horse is your favourite?)

When the items in question are in front of us we generally do not need to say the noun as it is obvious, so the most likely question is in fact Which is your favourite? or Which one is your favourite?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
Which is correct
1. In Athens , it's pretty hot during summer or In Athens it's pretty hot during the summer?

2,The temperature reaches the 45 celcium? or

The temperature reaches the 45 degrees?

3. When the wind is strong we say today is a windy day?
Can we also say today is a very windy day?

4. When is going to start working?or When does she start working?

Thank you in advanced

Hello anasge,

That's a lot of questions!

I'd say 'in the summer', 'can reach 45 degrees' and either 'is she going to start' or 'does she start'. Yes, you can say 'a windy day' or 'a very windy day'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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