Lecture 5 Grammar II

Lecture 5 Grammar II - Physics 596 Dr. Herbst GRAMMAR II A....

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Physics 596 Dr. Herbst GRAMMAR II A. Selected Pitfalls a) Comparative vs superlative i. Among the three students, John is the best. ii. Between the two of them, Samantha is the better. b) Phrases to Avoid i. Due to the fact that . Use because ii. Being that. Use since iii. Is because. Use Because…… iv. Due to. Use Because of unless a specific noun Incorrect Examples : I am lecturing here due to the fact that the faculty voted to have a third writing course. Being that you are serious, I will be lenient. The crop failed due to the drought. But The crop failure was due to the drought is fine. The reason that I overslept is because my alarm failed. (Use: Because my alarm failed, I overslept. ) c) Redundant Expressions Alice, our most perfect student, received the exact same grade as did Susan. Use, instead: Alice, our perfect student, received the same grade as Susan received. d) Gerunds Treated as nouns, they take possessives in most cases . Examples : He likes my doing this chore. He sees you, sitting there. e) Double Negatives AVOID: Frank won’t never do it. Irregardless of the fact, USE: Frank won’t ever do it. Regardless of the fact, f) Words to Avoid i. Like as in “I was, like, hello.” ii. Process as in “The learning process takes time away from the sleeping
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