Formula for writing paragraphs

Sentence 1:  topic sentence  (a fact+opinion=makes up the thesis statement)

Sentence 2:  Main piece of evidence

Sentence 3:  Supporting evidence that clarifies or provides a subordinate point to sentence 2

Sentence 4:  Second piece of evidence

Sentence 5:  Supporting evidence for sentence 4

Concluding statement: one sentence summary

 

 

Formula for writing expositions

 

Introduction=background information (the history of the problem)+ thesis statement (a fact +opinion that makes up a rather sephisticated idea+ why the essay is being written)

Body=two paragraphs that either break the problem into two parts and elucidates what the problem is in great detail or offers a problem and a solution

Conclusion=summarizing the main ideas and offering minor but pertinent facts to the argument not mentioned earlier

Frequent Grammatical errors to the left; Corrected sentences to the Right; and Grammatical rationales



1     Mr. Mason is coming late to classes everyday=Mr. Mason comes late to classes everyday.  [Present tense for habitual action and present continuous for now]

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2     Siripong he is my brother, he lives in Changmai =Siripong is my brother, and[who] he lives in Changmai     [a compound sentence needs a coordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun and mentioning the subject as a noun and then as a pronoun in a clause is not allowed as it is redundant]

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3     My home there is a servant she takes care of the cooking=My home has a servant/In my home there is a servant who takes care of the cooking  [Do not use servant and she as it is redundant; if you use a preposition make it “there are” but without the preposition make it “has”]

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4     My mother is a wife house and she nice=My mother is a housewife, and[who] she is nice [is/am/are + adjective; in compound nouns the first noun acts the part of an adjective]

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5     As I would like to learn English=As I would like to learn English I study the subject everyday [if it is an independent clause “as” can be deleted; but if you have “as” it is a dependent clause without an independent clause, which is a fragment]

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6     My sister said go to her classes everyday improved her English=My sister said that going to her classes everyday improved her English  [the gerund, or verb-noun, “going” is needed as a subject for the second clause]

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7     In my club we there are much elections to determine the officers=In my club there are many elections to determine the officers/My club has many elections to determine the officers [the preposition “in” needs “there are” but without the preposition and you must use “has”]

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8     I meet with her everyday next week=I will meet with her everyday next week [it is a one time occurrence stretched over many days so present tense is not correct]

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9     Every Friday she will go to her class at 9:00=Every Friday she goes to her classes at 9:00 [present tense is for habitual action]

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10   Because she doesn’t want drink alcohol=Because she doesn’t want to drink alcohol she drinks coffee [If you delete because it is a simple sentence or independent clause, but if you use “because” you have a dependent clause with no independent clause, so a fragment]

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11    He said he want marry her=He said that he wanted to marry her [subject verb alignment with an “s”; verb+infinitive; align past tense in both clauses for good parallel structure]

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12    I listening to music and to eat pizza=I like listening to music and eating pizza [keep it harmonious in both clauses with parallel structure]

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13    My brother said in choose this field I will be earning a lot of money=My brother said that in choosing this field I would be earning a lot of money  [align past tense in both clauses; preposition+gerund]

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14    There is other thing that is important to me, it is my part-time job=There is another thing that is important to me, and it is my part-time job  [“other” is usually an adjective for a plural noun and “another” is one other; you need a coordinating conjunction or there will be a comma splice]

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15    I want every people do his very best work=I want every person to do his very best work [every is for singular nouns; verb+ infinitive]

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16    Because she don’t want to get married=Because she does not want to get married  she remains single [This is a fragment for “because” alters this simple sentence, this independent clause into a dependent clause and here we do not have an independent clause to connect with]

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17    Louis he is my cousin, he lives in Nongkai=Louis is my cousin, and he lives in Nongkai [the coordinating conjunction of “and” is needed, for without it there is a comma splice; don’t repeat the subject as a noun and then a pronoun]

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18    In the theater have much chairs=In the theater there are many chairs/The theater has many chairs [Remember preposition + there is/there are/there was/there were ]

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19    My home there is a gardener he takes care of the plants=At my home there is a gardener who takes care of the plants /My home has a gardener who takes care of the plants [Conversely, without the preposition and use has/have/had]

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20  I like sing at karaoke every Saturday=I like to sing at a karaoke every Saturday  [verb+infinitive]

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21  My father is a worker factory and she very strong=My father is a factory worker, and he is very strong [use a comma before the coordinating conjunction and use the correct pronoun]

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22   I going to school in the afternoons every Friday-I go to school in the afternoons every Friday [habitual action uses present tense]

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23  My father said in choose this major I make good money.=My father said that in choosing this major I would make good money [preposition+gerund, an “ing” noun; use a conditional modal auxiliary verb of “would” to make it less probable]

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24  He said he want marry her=He said that he wanted to marry her [subject/verb allignment; clause marker of “that” for more formality; verb+infinitive]

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25  Every Monday she will go to piano lessons, her brother goes too=Every Monday she goes to piano lessons, and her brother goes too [present tense for habitual or frequent action; remember to use a coordinating conjunction to link two independent clauses]

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26 Because she don’t know where go=Because she does not know where to go, she stays at the hotel [in spoken or colloquial English people often use fragments beginning with “because” but this cannot be done in writing]

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27  You wanting me to feed the dog=You want me to feed the dog /You are wanting me to feed the dog [present tense is habitual, and present continuous is now so do not make a hybrid of two discrete tenses]

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28  You hear if we passed the examination=Did you hear if we passed the examination [In English questions use an auxiliary verb when not in relation to adjectives and present or past tense is reflected in the auxiliary verb and not the verb]

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29  She asked if he can help her=She asked if he could help her [try to match past to past modal auxiliaries for good parallel structure]

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30  Do you able meet me at 5:00?=Are you able to meet me at 5:00 [“able” is an adjective so start the yes/no question with is/am/are/was/were and not do/does/did]

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31 Are you want see movie with me?=Do you want to see a movie with me? [This yes/no question is about a verb and not an adjective so it begins with is/am/are/was/were]

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32  I am  live in Chiangmai now=I live in Chiangmai/ I am living in Changmai now  [do not confuse present tense and present continuous tense and make a hybrid of both]

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33  Everyday I am going to the store to get her food =Everyday I go to the store to get her food [present tense for habit]

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34  I talk with her now=I am talking with her now/ I talk with her nowadays. [Be able to differentiate present tense and present continuous tense]

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35 We will meet her every Friday=We meet with her every Friday  [It is best to make it present tense for habitual action]

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36 They will travel through various national parks over the next four months=They will be traveling through various national parks over the next four months  [future continuous is used for actions that will take a long time to do]

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37  Before I came here I was living in New York City=Before I came here I had been living in New York City. [Both are okay but past perfect continuous is more exact]

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38   I live in the apartment for two weeks=I have lived in the apartment for two weeks  [present perfect would be okay but present perfect continuous is far better as it is a long lasting activity]

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39   She is the manager of this company for two weeks=She has been the manager of this company for two weeks  [present perfect is correct here and not present tense]

 

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40 He is most twenty=He is almost twenty [almost is an adverb modifying an adjective

 

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41 Almost people like me=Most people like me  [most is an adjective]
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