PALABRAS DE SOBRA Y CONJUNCIONES DE SUBORDINACIÓN

Aprendiendo inglés con Thomas

En cada frase hay una palabra de sobra. ¿Puedes encontrarla?

  1. My family they are from Ireland, and came to the United States in the early 1900’s.

  2. I don’t not like to listen to music or have the televisión on when I study.

  3. In order to maintain the good health, my docotor told me to drink more water.

  4. Do you like be going to the movies with your friends on Saturday nights?

  5. It’s is very difficult to run a marathon in under 3 hours.

  6. They went shopping, but didn’t buy not anything.

  7. The school I attend is near to my home.

  8. I am want to travel all over the World, and learn as many languages as I can.

  9. There were some students who no really believe that man did not walk on the moon.

  10. After to learning English, Sam got a great job in the city.

Answers: 1) they 2) not 3) the 4) be 5) is 6) not 7) to 8) am 9) no 10) to

Si vas a estudiar la gramática de inglés, vas a ver muchas palabras gramaticales. Por lo tanto, quisiera hablar un poco de la palabra “clause” (cláusula).

Una cláusula es un grupo de palabras que contiene un sustantivo y un verbo. Hay dos tipos de cláusulas, el independiente y el dependiente. Los independientes tienen otro nombre familiar, “sentence” (oración). Los dependientes no son oraciones porque tienen que relacionarse con una cláusula independiente. Normalmente las cláusulas dependientes son introducidas por una conjunción de subordinación. Algunas muy comunes son: because (porque), although (aunque), unless (a menos que), y even though (aunque). Hablaré más de este tema en el futuro.

I. Relacione las cláusulas en I con las cláusulas en II para formar cinco oraciones.

  1. Even though he worked hard all year long,

  2. Because he didn’t have much money,

  3. Although he didn’t have much money,

  4. Unless he works hard all year long,

  5. He worked hard all year long and was able to earn a lot of money

II. A. he was still able to buy an expensive gift for his father.

B. therefore he bought his father a very expensive gift.

C. he won’t be able to buy his father an expensive gift.

D. he wasn’t able to buy his father an expensive gift.

E. he decided to get another job so he could buy an expensive gift for his father.

Answers: 1 – D, 2 – E, 3 – A, 4 – C, 5 – B

Quote of the week: In order to get what you want when you want it, you may have to do what you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it. TW

Persistence overcomes resistance.

Thomas