Saturday, 8 November 2014

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IBT Filling in Your Answers



Daily Proofreading
Rewrite this sentence correctly:

he always read stories

he ate fish curry but he don't like it

Connectives
Connectives connect one part of a sentence to another.




Some connectives are:

when  until   in case    since    until
where    while    because
however     if     unless    but
even though    so      and      then





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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Point of View


Daily Proofreading
Rewrite this sentence correctly:

last year me i go to london

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A Simple Act of Kindness Creates an Endless Ripple

Point of View


 

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Comparatives and superlatives


Daily Proofreading
Rewrite this sentence correctly:


she said lets go outside


Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
One-syllable adjectives
Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative form and –est for the superlative.
One-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
Tall
taller
tallest
Old
older
oldest
long
longer
longest
·         Shamma is taller than Fatima.
·         Shamma is the tallest of all the students.
·         Abdulla is older than Saif.
·         Of the three students, Abdulla is the oldest.
·         My hair is longer than your hair.
·         Abdulla’s story is the longest story I've ever heard.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
large
larger
largest
wise
wiser
wisest
·         Mariam’s car is larger than Reem’s car.
·         Leen's house is the largest of all the houses on the block.
·         Salem is wiser than his brother.
·         Rayan is the wisest person I know.

If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and double the consonant and add –est for the superlative form.
One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
Big
bigger
biggest
Thin
thinner
thinnest
Fat
fatter
fattest
·         My camel is bigger than your horse.
·         My camel is the biggest of all the camels in Al Ain.
·         Hamad is thinner than Saif.
·         Of all the students in the class, Salem is the thinnest.
·         My sister is cleverer than your mother.
·         Shrek is the fattest person I've ever seen.

Two-syllable adjectives
With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
Two-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
comfortable
more comfortable
most comfortable
intelligent
more intelligent
most intelligent
careful
more careful
most careful
thoughtful
more thoughtful
most thoughtful
·         This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.
·         Abdulla’s house in the mountains is the most peaceful in the world.
·         Mohammed is more careful than Faisal.
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative form. For the superlative form change the y to i and add –est.
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
happy
happier
Happiest
angry
angrier
Angriest
Busy
busier
Busiest
·         Hamad is happier today than he was yesterday.
·         Azza is the happiest girl in the world.
·         Hala is busier than Dima.
·         Mary is the busiest person I've ever met.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative forms.
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -er, -le, or -ow
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
narrow
narrower
narrowest
gentle
gentler
gentlest
·         The roads in Ajman are narrower than the roads in Dubai.

Adjectives with three or more syllables
For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
Adjective with Three or More Syllables
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
generous
more generous
most generous
important
more important
most important
intelligent
more intelligent
most intelligent
·         Rawan is more generous than Shaima.
·         Yara is the most generous of all the people I know.
Exceptions:
Irregular adjectives
Irregular Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
Good
better
best
Bad
worse
worst
Far
farther
farthest
Little
less
least
Many
more
most
·         Italian food is better than American food.
·         My dog is the best dog in the world.

Two-syllable adjectives that follow two rules. These adjectives can be used with -er and -est and with more and most.
Two-Syllable Adjective
Comparative Form
Superlative Form
clever
cleverer
cleverest
clever
more clever
most clever
gentle
gentler
gentlest
gentle
more gentle
most gentle
friendly
friendlier
friendliest
friendly
more friendly
most friendly
quiet
quieter
quietest
quiet
more quiet
most quiet
simple
simpler
simplest
simple
more simple
most simple
·         Big dogs are gentler than small dogs.
·         Big dogs are more gentle than small dogs.



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Chilblains are small, itchy, painful, red swellings on the skin. Chilblains are caused by an abnormal skin (your toes, fingers, nose and earlobes) reaction to cold. However, other areas of skin sometimes develop chilblains when they become cold. For example, your heels, lower legs and thighs (especially in horse riders). Chilblains are common. It is thought that about 1 in 10 people in the UK get chilblains at some stage in their life. 

Chilblains on the toes

Semolina Pudding
Semolina pudding is a porridge-type pudding made from semolina, which is cooked with milk, or a mixture of milk and water.


Modal Verbs

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