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Title: Instructional paper for ESL 33A class PCC students studying ESL 33A usually have difficulty studying English because living in countries where English is not the mainstream language. Even though having attended ESL classes in PCC, they still feel confused about what they have learnt. Indeed, some basic grammatical knowledge is applied and must always be true no matter what ESL classes PCC students attend. I am going to introduce these basic knowledge to all ESL 33A,a first class transferable to UC and Cal State, and all the knowledge I introduced are advanced enough for passing a ESL 33A class. First, it is necessary to define what are clause and phrase. A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb. Clauses can be independent or dependent. A independent clause is a complete sentence. Otherwise, it is a dependent clause. Usually, a independent clause is either a adverb clause or a adjective clause. A phrase is a group of related words that does not contain a subject and a verb. A phrase can be a appositive phrase, a adjective phrase, and a adverb phrase. Second, I am going to define what are adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and noun clause. All of them are independent clauses. Adjective classes is a clause describing a noun and must agree with the following pattern: noun + subject + verb. For example, a sentence “I saw Sally who is my classmate,” contains adjective clause “who is my classmate.”Here, “who” is the subject, “is” is the verb, and “Sally” is the noun that the adjective clause is describing. Adverb clause is defined by the adverb symbols like when, while, because, since, and so on. For example, the sentence” When I was watching TV, my mum came back.”Here, “When I was watching TV” stands for adverb clause, and the
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sentence” my mum came back” is the independent clause. A noun clause can be
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