Learn the names of common clothing items with this vocabulary list of Mandarin Chinese.
Here we'll apply the strategies that we have learned for cutting out needless words--deadwood that only bores, distracts, or confuses our readers.
Here are edited versions of the two paragraphs that served as the basis for the sentence combining exercise on page one.
One of the most productive ways to narrow your topic for an essay, speech, or research paper is to ask a series of questions--such as these.
Certain French coordinating conjunctions can be repeated in front of each of the joined items for emphasis.
"Consequently" is a conjunctive adverb that means as a result. The adverb "subsequently" means next--following in time, order, or place.
The Mandarin Chinese word for "result" is "xiao guo." This daily Mandarin lesson has audio files for your pronunciation and listening practice.
What I call the ne littéraire is the phenomenon in literary writing (and, to a much lesser extent, spoken French) whereby certain verbs and constructions need ne but not pas in order to be negative. The use of pas in these constructions is not prohibited, simply optional.
Here are sample combinations for the 10 sets in the Exercise in Adding and Arranging Participial Phrases on page one.
The generative grammar stored in the brain that allows a speaker to produce language that other speakers can understand.
Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture, a time for family reunions and feasts.
The exclamation point (!) is a mark of punctuation used after a sentence that expresses a strong emotion.
The origins of Chinese calligraphy are thought to go all the way back to the New Stone Age, between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago. By the time the oldest surviving examples of Chinese script were created, a complete system of writing had already been in development for a long time. In the centuries sinc