Differenza tra “Altogether” e “All together”

Altogether significa “completamente”. My work hasn’t altogether finished. Altogether può essere usato anche per dare il totale di una somma. That’s $5.35 altogether. All together, invece, significa “tutti / tutto insieme”. They went to the theater all together. She put the books all together on the table.

Uso di “And” e “But”

And si usa per collegare idee simili, but per collegare idee contrastanti. The firemen arrived first and the police came soon after. Alice took out her pen and began to write. Rain began to fall and the creek rose rapidly. It was a sunny day, but the wind was cold. The door was open, but nobody was inside. The rope was thin, but it was strong. Nota che but è semre preceduto dalla virgola.

Differenza tra Can e May

Can esprime abilità. I can swim. She can sing. He can win. He can draw. May è invece usato per chiedere o dare un permesso. May I go to the pictures after lunch, mother? May I come in, teacher? Exercise Write each sentence using the correct word from the brackets. 1. ————- you speak Arabic? (May / Can) 2. ————— I ask you something? (May / Can) 3.————- you come here and help me? (May / Can) 4. You ———— go now if you want to. (May / Can) Answers 1. Can (Ability) 2. May (Permission) 3. Can (Ability) 4. May (Permission) In informal English, can and could are also used to ask for and give permission, but may and might are not used to express ability. You may go...

Tipi di pronomi relativi

Leggi le frasi seguenti: He is a writer whom many admire. Here is a boy who is very good at sports. I know a man whose son is a doctor. Who are the students whose project reports have not been submitted? There are few writers whom all like. This is the girl who won the prize. Come vedi, who è usato nel caso nominativo, cioè quando il pronome relativo è il soggetto della frase. Whom è usato all’accusativo, cioè quando il pronome relativo funge da complemento oggetto. Whose è usato come possessivo. Which This is the car which I bought last year. This is the apartment which my brother brought for $12,000. This is the apartment of which he is very proud. Which , invece, resta invariato sia come soggetto che come complemento oggetto della frase. Non ha...

Unire due frasi usando gli aggettivi

Due frasi possono essere fuse in una usando un aggettivo di una delle due, come in questi esempi: A leopard charged the hunter. It was extremely ferocious. An extremely ferocious leopard charged the hunter. A girl answered the phone. She was polite. A polite girl answered the phone. He told me a story. It was interesting. He told me an interesting story. We saw a little girl in the toy shop. She was very cute. We saw a cute little girl in the toy shop.

Pronomi relativi: come si usano Who e Which

I pronomi relativi who, whose e whom sono generalmente usati in riferimento a persone. Occasionalmente sono usati anche per alcuni animali e oggetti inanimati. A boy who does not play games will never be healthy. This is the woman whose husband died in the accident. This is sister Mary whom I used to know as a boy. I have a Alsatian whose name is Bruce. Which Which è usato per animali e oggetti inanimati. The horse which won the race is owned by my uncle. Mangoes which are overripe should be thrown away. This is a case which calls for careful...

Pronomi relativi: cosa sono e a cosa servono.

All’interno di una proposizione relativa, i pronomi relativi possono essere soggetto o oggetto del verbo. Possono inoltre fungere da complemento oggetto di una proposizione. Vediamo qualche esempio: Come soggetto del verbo Trust no man who does not keep his words. (Here who is the subject of the clause ‘who does not keep his words’.) The trees that grew in the garden were cut down by the farmer. (Here that is the subject of the clause ‘that grew in the garden.) Come oggetto del verbo There I met an old man whom my father had known. Come complemento oggetto di una proposizione The man, to whom I owed money, demanded immediate payment. Notes When the relative pronoun is the object of a preposition, we can put the preposition at the end...