Writing for IELTS session1
a meaningful combination of letters.
a meaningful combination of words.
a meaningful combination of words + subject + verb.
- Independent (meaningful by itself)
- Dependent (needs another independent clause to be complete.)
- noun clauses
- adjective clauses
- adverbial clauses
- finite verbs
– 16 tenses
- non-finite verbs
– past participles
used for further definition.
Adjective cannot be used for proper nouns but adjective clauses can be used for
Describe and limit nouns.
Adjectives come before nouns.
Adjective clauses come after the noun.
- restrictive adjective clause
- non-restrictive (defining) adjective clauses
Only non-restrictive adjective clauses can be used for proper nouns and it is
necessary to use two comas around them.
- I saw a man who was old in the garden.
(Here “who was old” is a restrictive adjective clause.)
- I saw John, who was old, in the garden.
(Here “who was old” is a non-restrictive adjective clause.-