|AlpheccaStars I have no idea what you mean by "exhaustively," but here is a general topical reference: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm|
And here is an dictionary of grammatical terms, with examples: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/
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|Clive Steve walked to the side of the pool. "Get out of the water, Jason!" There was no way he was going to let Jason drown on his watch.|
A period is fine here. I would only consider a comma if there were someone else present, in addition to Steve and ...
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|goldfish pls answer me in advanced level,It has become a challenge for me,in difining relative clauses, Is it opssible to omit the relative rpronoun when it is the subject of relative clause? in the santence"i have a friend who teaches english" can we omit ...|
goldfishIs it possible to omit the relative rpronoun when...Only when ( a) the clause is non-defining and ( b) there is a helping verb "be" and (optionally) a participle (present / past) in the relative clause's verb phrase.
The lady (who is) walking towards us is my English teacher.
The building (that was) ...
|goldfish thnks alot.however, my teacher told me that in the sentense" i have a friend who teaches english" who is omissible by changing the following verb to present participle:"i have a friend teaching english". according to your explanation this change ...|
|AlpheccaStars "The books are AT the top of the shelves" This is very unnatural to me. I have no idea what it means. |
There is a man on the top of the roof. This is OK. The more natural way is: There is a man on the roof.
|Laborious Thank you once again, Alphecca Stars, for your precious help. |
The preposition "on", in general, is used when something is physically in touch or contact with a surface (of something).
(This is a general rule for using the preposition "on". Am I ...
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