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    Question unnecessary shifts

    Dear teacher(s),

    I'm confused the concept of unnecessary shifts. can you help me in figuring out the shift in the following sentence?Thanks a lot in advance!

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    oh, who can explain it to me? I think the second part of the sentence led by "but" may be wrong. But, I'm not sure.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    I had to look up unnecessary shifts as I'd never heard of them before.

    I can't see one in the sentence you quote.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    What does 'unnecessary shifts' mean? I have consulted several dictionaries but still don't understand.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    Click on my link, Matthew.

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    oh, I forgot to say that unnecessary shifts in sentence referred to often shifts from one subject to another, from one verb to another or shifts in the tense, voice, mood of verbs in one sentence. Am I right?


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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Sep-2014 at 07:41. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Gan View Post
    oh, I forgot to say that 'unnecessary shifts' in sentences often refers to shifts from one subject to another, from one verb to another or shifts in the tense, voice, mood of verbs in one sentence. Am I right?
    You are right.

    There's no need to start with 'Oh', but if you have to, it must be capitalised as it's the first word in the sentence.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    Dear Rover,

    Thank you for your correction to my carefulness in writing. And, I still do not know how to revise the sentence I proposed in view of unnecessary shifts.

    Can you help me?

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    I can't see an unnecessary shift in your original sentence so I would not revise it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: unnecessary shifts

    Thank you very much for your help. You are right, and I can't agree more. I will pay attention to my writing.

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