How do you form the past subjunctive of a verb?
There are 3 easy steps to forming the past (or imperfect subjunctive): 1. Begin in the 3rd person plural preterite of a verb >>>Example: tener - tuvieron 2. Break up with your lousy boyfriend, Ron. >>> tuvieRON becomes tuvie 3. Go cheerleading! (add ra, ras, ra, ramos, rais, or ran) >>> yo tuviera, tú tuvieras, ella tuviera, nosotros tuviéramos, vosotros tuvierais, ellos tuvieran
How does variance of sentence structure and length add to your writing?
By varying the sentence structure and length in your writing, it becomes more interesting for the reader and helps prevent them "tuning out". Ever read a passage and at the end you have no idea what you read? Probably because it was full of similar sentence structure.
What is the difference between situational irony and verbal irony?
Verbal irony is what most people refer to as "sarcasm". It's when there is a difference in what one says and what they mean. Situational irony is when the setting differs from the theme or plot. A big example is in The Cask of Amontillado when there is a carnival happening, but underground, there is a murder. The key to irony is a difference in perception and reality.