Tutor profile: Mathilde G.
1) How do you know if the place/location uses the article of: "au," "a," or "en" More Advanced French: 2) How do you understand a sentence if you're not familiar or cannot remember the meaning of a particular word?
1) "Au" is for countries that are masculine (or don't end in "e"), "A" is for any city, and "En" is used for any feminine country (or ones that end in an "e") More Advanced French: 2) You try to formulate the sentence using every piece of knowledge from that sentence except for the word so that you can determine an educated guess based on context and move forward throughout the passage.
How do you know when to use a semi-colon, a comma, or a colon?
A semi colon is used when you have two similar thoughts that can independently stand on their own because they're full sentences, but are connected in content. You use a semi colon to separate the thoughts instead of a period. You use a comma when the sentence is incomplete because it cannot stand on its own. You use a colon when you want to enumerate a list of items or provide the answer to what might've been inquired about in the previous clause.
Subject: English as a Second Language
I'd have a few different sentences that augmented in difficulty and I'd start with the very basics. What is the subject, verb, and direct object. There is no beginning to learning a language until the grammatical functions are well understood. 1) "Her dog bit my arm" 2) "My friend asked me to leave her alone" 3) "His mom asked about me"
1) Subject: Her dog Verb: bit Direct Object: My arm 2) Subject: My friend Verb: asked Direct Object: Me 3) Subject: His mom Verb: asked Direct Object: NONE ---> "about" is a preposition so it takes an INDIRECT object instead
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