TOEFL: Main Clause Structure; Partial & Complete Main Clauses

If a sentence has a subject, it must have a verb unless it's a double-comparison structure. If a sentence consists of a main clause and subordinate clause, each should have a subject and a verb. The clause word is placed at or very near the boundary between the main and the subordinate clause. Sentence Breakdowns... Continue Reading →


TOEIC: Transition Words

There are my absolute FAVORITE! I remember back in my college days my professor said to me, "if you can put transition words in your essay, I'll give you A's.  It needs flow."  So, I did.  The result = A's! These transition words, just like in the writing task II of the IELTS, are imperative... Continue Reading →

TOEIC: Grammar: Prepositions

Prepositions link their objects to the other structures within the sentence.  They're used to show placement, time, direction, cause, and location. At is used with a specific time of day. We will meet at 2:00pm. On is used with a specific day or date. I will go to school on Monday. The contract wasn't signed on... Continue Reading →

TOEIC Grammar – Comparatives & Superlatives

 Comparatives and Superlatives Adjective Comparative Superlative one-syllable hard -er harder -est hardest two-syllable ending in –y early -er earlier -est earliest other two-syllable and long tiring intelligent more more tiring more intelligent most most tiring most intelligent some two-syllable quiet clever simple more or –er more quiet cleverer simpler most or –est quietest most clever... Continue Reading →

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