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 Sad,

As Peter suggested, it's not the best answer. We can't explain why other sources say what they say when they are incorrect.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

So if it is not the correct answer, can you please advise what is the correct answer for this case?

Thanks

Hi Sad,

Your answer is correct except for 'stalk', which should be in the third person singular form ('stalks').

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

Is the plural of hyena is hyenas?

Hello Sad,

The plural is spelled in several ways. Hyenas is the most common but you can also see hyena (the same as the singular form) or hyenae.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask if
Is do a lesson?
We have a lesson?
We make a lesson?
Thank you in advanced

Hello,
I would like to ask
If someone is a Frech Teacher he does lessons?
When someone learn French ; He has Frech lessons?
If the Teacher or the Student ask can we have or make a lesson next week or Monday?
Thank you in advanced

Hi angie,

Normally a French teacher 'gives' lessons or 'teaches French'. A student goes to lessons or learns French in lessons. If I had a student, I'd probably say we could 'have class' next week -- I wouldn't use 'lesson' here, though others might.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello angie2,

I'm not sure what your question is here, I'm afraid.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask if the following are correct;
1When we talk about fresh fruits we say seasonal fruit?
2. If there is someone who sells it.can we say they stand here(in a specific spot) all year round? All year round means one year?
Thank you in advanced

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