by Shirley Jackson
The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the
flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village
began to gather in the square, between
Linkers, also called transition words or adverbial conjunctions, can be used to begin sentences.
Put a comma after most linkers (except Then).
Linkers follow a period with a capital letter:
She doesn't type very fast. In addition, sh
Giving Opinions/ Summarizing/Agreeing and Disagreeing in English
adapted from The Language of Meetings by Malcolm Goodale
Asking for an Opinion/Reaction
Whats your opinion of
Whats your position on
What do you think of
Id like to hear your views on
abstract adjective (GENERAL)
Abstract describes an argument or discussion that is general and not
based on particular examples:
This debate is becoming too abstract - let's have some hard facts!
The abstract general ideas:
I have difficulty de
UP IN MICHIGAN
By Ernest Hemingway
Jim Gilmore came to Hortons Bay from Canada. He bought the blacksmith shop from old
man Horton. Jim was short and dark with big mustaches and big hands. He was a good
horseshoer and did not look much like a blacksmi
by Richard Seltzer
Once there was a kingdom where the farmers were unhappy, the tradesmen
were unhappy, the soldiers were unhappy, and even the king himself was
The farmers blamed it on the tradesmen.
The tradesmen blamed it on the sol