As we know, there four types of sentence in English: simple, compound, complex, and compound complex.
But, what the type of sentences that introduce a quote?
"They must be very strange," she thought.
Don't play football before warming up. The coach advised his team.
Is the following combination correct?
The coach advised his team that they should not play football before warming up.
The coach advised his team that they not play football before warming up.
My textbook states:
The victim was neither left alone after the accident, nor after the ambulance took her to hospital.
I think there is faulty parallelism in the sentence.
I think the following version is better.
The victim was left alone neither after the accident nor after the...
"They can't be coming or else they'd have called."
Is the above sentence complex or compound?
I think 'or else' is a subordinate conjunction, and if so, then the sentence is complex.
Correct me please.
Deciding whether a schwa is necessary in such cases is the most frequent problem that I face while transcribing.
Is there a rule to know whether a schwa is needed is such words?
spəʊkən (Why the schwa is used ponounced here?)
ˈrɪtn (Why the schwa is not pronounced here?)
How is 'is' pronounced inside a sentence?
1.selfpreɪz ɪz/z nəʊrekəmendeɪʃn̩ (I think /ɪz/ because it is preceded by a consonant.)
2.hi ɪz/z ʌneɪbl (I think /z/ because it is preceded by a vowel.)
Please, which one is better?
1.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next exercise will too.
2.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next one will too.
3.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next will too.
"It has been a long convention in English phonetics and phonology for the phoneme /r/ to be represented by the symbol “r”."
Narrow Phonetic Transcription - Azus Notes
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