Saturday, March 20, 2010

Postponed Quiz

There is no grammar quiz on Monday. This is the first time I’ve postponed a quiz in years! Usually I like to stick to the scheduled, but lately I’ve started to relax a bit, and I’ve realised that it is more important for everyone to understand the grammar rather than moving through the textbook like a freight train in order to “finish it” before the end of the semester. Now, we have time to understand the grammar a bit more deeply before I move on.

Right now, we are studying adjective clauses (also known as relative clauses). Everyone in the class is really good making basic adjective clauses, but when it gets a bit more difficult, things start to go sideways a bit. The key thing to remember is that when you are making a subject adjective clause, the relative pronoun is replacing the subject of your dependent clause. When you are making an object adjective clause, the relative pronoun is replacing the object of your dependent clause. If you remember that, it will help you to avoid repeating the object twice in the dependent clause when you are making an object adjective clause. It sounds complicated, but don’t worry! I think everyone is getting the hang of it!

Keep on studying!

3 comments:

NOHA said...

This weakend is great becouse we don't have grammar quiz.
I agree with you;the most important is understand the grammar not to finish the book.

微笑每一天 said...

IT IS A VERY NICE SUGGESTION, THANK YOU LOTS! ........................................

Noor said...

Me three, I agree with you. The most important is understanding the grammar.

I think if we did the quiz last week, we never have great marks.

Thanks