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 →

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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 →

The Arsenio Buck Foundation: Protect Children In Southeast Asia + Giving Speeches In Impoverished Communities In America

All right, I've had enough with seeing old foreigners take advantage of slum kids.  The fact that I was just at work last Friday, looking at a completely disoriented foreigner with goggles on his face kissing a 16-year-old student without anyone speaking up is appalling.  Do immigration officers, police, or security guards even approach the... Continue Reading →

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