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    #1

    Relative clause

    I am going to give up... I don't know how combine these sentences in one single sentence...

    I saw a tramp. He was trashing a car. The car was made of wood. There were a lot things in the car. The tramp smiled me. He didn't have teeth.

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    Re: Relative clause

    Give it a try and we can tell you whether it is correct or not.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisāngela Lopes da Silva View Post
    I saw a tramp. He was trashing a car. The car was made of wood. There were a lot things in the car. The tramp smiled me. He didn't have teeth.
    It's possible, but the result will be rather unnatural. Why do you want to combine so many different things into one sentence?

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    Re: Relative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisāngela Lopes da Silva View Post
    I am going to give up... I don't know how combine these sentences in one single sentence...

    I saw a tramp. He was trashing a car. The car was made of wood. There were a lot things in the car. The tramp smiled me. He didn't have teeth.
    I'm going to bite the bullet here and hope that this isn't homework, simply because I find the resultant sentence rather amusing:

    I was smiled at by a toothless tramp who was trashing a wooden, over-filled car.

    If that was your homework and you submit my work to your teacher, I will be quite upset but I also hope that your teacher will see what a ludicrous exercise you were set. If it wasn't your homework, then I have no idea why you would undertake such a pointless exercise.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    If it is your homework, Elisāngela Lopes da Silva, and you submit it to your teacher as your own work, you are going to be very embarrassed when you are praised to the skies for fashioning such a wondrous solution to a very knotty problem.

    I can't help feeling your teacher will suspect you have had a little help.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Sep-2013 at 22:29.

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    Not a teacher!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...a very knotty problem.
    I usually spell this word without a 'k' and with a 'u' instead of the 'o'.

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    Re: Relative clause

    Hi everybody

    It was not a homework,but a question of my English Exam (B1 level). There were another four questions similar to this. I didn't remember (I'm still in a bit state of shock) everything. But I think another question was something like this:

    Jim broke the table. We used the table to do picnics. The table was made of straw. The table belongs to James. James is my friend. I was angry.

    We should combine these short sentences in one single sentence using relative clause (defining and non- defining clause).

    P.s: There were still a text writing (15 lines), a vocabulary question (we had to memorize two thousands word in english), a text grammar (determiner, modifier post-modifier, EVERY RULES of definitive article, etc). Time allowed for this test: 1 hour and 15 minutes... It was horrible... i am seriously thinking to drop out the course...

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    #8

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    I would note that "tramp" is usually only used in the sense of a loose woman and not of a homeless man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would note that "tramp" is usually only used in the sense of a loose woman and not of a homeless man.
    It isn't in British English.

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    Re: Relative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisāngela Lopes da Silva View Post
    But I think another question was something like this:

    Jim broke the table. We used the table to do picnics. The table was made of straw. The table belongs to James. James is my friend. I was angry.

    We should combine these short sentences in one single sentence using relative clause (defining and non- defining clause).
    So how did you combine those into one sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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