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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Hi everyone! Hi teacher!
I'm Indonesian. I wanna learn English and I'll study hard! :)

Hello~ Please study English very hard!
I want all the Indonesians can speak English very well and fluently.
 
salam,
Kiki Anastasia
English Teacher (part-timer)

Hello
Dear all,
I am a new student so that you can help about this language,Please.

hello me too can you help me please

Hi everybody! I am a new user of this site. I would like to know if the British Council has an Expert group of teachers who  can provide answers to the questions posed on this blog. I can't  wait hearing about it.
Thank you !

Hi Nazibul,
I'm not sure if I am an 'expert' teacher, but I answer quite a lot of questions in the comments here, as do some of my colleagues.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

hi am nesma from Egypt i need a way to study the English grammer and to keep it in mind but i don't know how is there any one could help me????
 thanks

I am a new student too, please help me to learn english well
thanks alot

How I get started on this site. First click on Grammar & Vocabulary, then click on English Grammar, then on the right hand side of the page you will see a list, start by clicking on Pronouns. Write all the information down and do the exams. You can follow this process on all of the List by Reading through the different grammar areas in order.
 

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