I’m almost at the end of the course and this week the exercises are about clauses and phrases. For this first task I need to discuss some of the advantages of the place where I live. I must write at least three sentences including adjective clauses and three more including adverbial clauses.
- The park next to my house, which has many swings, is a great place for children to play.
- The mayor, whose wife is the principal of the elementary school, shows concern about the problems of the citizens.
- The day when I moved here I instanctly knew I was going to like this place.
- Even though the place is sometimes too quiet, it is nice when you’re looking for some peace.
- Before the house where I live was built, there were no streets in this part of town.
- Rather than living in this village, I would prefer to live on a bigger city.
In this task I have to continue my observations of the scene from the previous exercice, this time paying more attention on vivid action verbs that I have already used. All the sentences have to contain action verbs, and I must try not to use any form of “to be”.
As the five sentences from the previous exercice already contain action verbs I’m going to write five more.
- They dance at the crashing sound of music
- She plays football while her sister examines the plants
- They were argueing at the top of their voice and everyone was staring at them.
- You might stumble into a tree if you don’t watch your step
- They shouldn’t shoot the ball so violently, they‘re going to hurt someone.
This might be the tenth blog I start, but at least this one has academic purposes, sort of…
I am taking part in the online course from Mt. San Jacinto College Crafting an Effective Writer, and one of the tasks I have to do in order to complete the course is start writing a journal. I will use this blog as a form of keeping record of my exercises and tasks, and who knows, maybe this one will be luckier than the other blogs I have started and won’t die after all…!