Find the simple past and the past participle of an irregular verb. Enter its infinitive without the preposition "to":
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Conjunctions connect ideas.


1- Parallel structure:

The Parallel structure is a conjunction used to connect words or phrases that have the same grammatical function in a sentence. The conjunction used in this pattern are and, but, or, nor (Called coordinating conjunctions)

2- Using paired conjunctions (correlative conjunctions):

Both … and/ Not only … but also/either … or/neither …nor Two subjects connected by both … and take a plural verb Both his father and his mother were absent. When two subjects are connected by Not only … but also, either … or, neither …nor, the subject that is closer to the verb determines Whether the verb is singular or plural. Not only the books, but also the copybook is lost. Either his car or his house is sold. Neither his friend nor his children were present. Notice the parallel structure: the same grammatical form should follow each word of the pair. Both + noun + and + noun She wasted both time and money Not only + verb + but also + verb He was not only exhausted but (also) injured. Either + noun + or + noun They will take either spelling or writing in the next exam. Neither + adjective + nor + adjective He spoke to say nothing. He was neither trustworthy nor reliable.

3- Connecting independent clauses:

In addition to and, but, or, and nor, three other conjunctions are used to connect two independent clause: So = therefore, as a result For = because Yet = but, nevertheless A comma always precedes so, for, and yet when they are used as Conjunctions. He lost his fortune, so he became very upset. She was crying, for she misses out. Everything was interesting, yet none of them was interested.

4- Using so in a conversion:

With Yes/No question: Can we see in the obscurity? Possible responses: I think so I believe so I don’t think so I don’t believe so I hope so Statement of opinion: The bike cannot run with one wheel only. Possible responses: I think so too. The monster is not harmful. Possible responses: I don’t think so either. If the statement begins with “I think”, there are three possible responses: I think everything is all right. Possible responses: So do I. I do too. I think so too. I think the queen love the king. Possible responses: Oh? Really? You do?

5- Using No:

Not is used to make a verb negative. She has not studied enough to hope passing the exam. No is used as an adjective in front of a noun He has no money. Avoid “double negatives” in the same sentence: He has not no money! : This sentence has no meaning.

6- Sentences with a negative word at the beginning:

This pattern is used to emphasize the negative element of the sentence. When a negative word begins a sentence, the subject and verb are inverted. The question word order is used. The negative words used in this pattern are: Never, rarely, seldom, hardly (ever), scarcely (ever), barely (ever) Hardly ever, scarcely ever, and barely ever mean almost never. Never will I think like that again. Rarely have I seen him. Hardly ever does he come on time. Subjects and verbs are inverted after “nor”, and “and neither” He couldn’t come yesterday, nor can he come today She doesn’t like running, and neither does her friends.

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