Use of English Pertemuan 3 Matakuliah : G0374/Business Writing

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Matakuliah

Tahun

: G0374/Business Writing

: September 2006

Use of English

Parts of Speech

Subject-verb Agreement

Punctuation

Some basic grammatical rules

Pertemuan 3

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Parts of Speech

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Noun

Pronoun

Adjective

Adverb

Verb

Preposition

Conjunction

Interjection

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Subject-verb Agreement

• A sentence is a group words containing a complete expression of a thought or idea.

• A sentence should contain a subject and a verb.

• The verb is the part of the sentence which indicates what someone or something is doing.

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Punctuation

1. Full stop

2. Commas

3. Semi-colons

4. Colons

5. Dashes

6. Hyphen

7. Apostrophes

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Some basic grammatical rules

1. Split infinitives

2. Participles

3. Singular collective nouns

4. Prepositions

5. Either/Neither/every

6. Each

7. Shall/will

8. Should/would

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Some common errors

• A lot

• Although … but

• Between

• Bored/boring

• Cope

• Dated

• Discuss

• Equipment/furniture

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Some common errors

• Hair-cut

• Having ( a cold)

• Marketing

• Mentioned

• Outstation

• Pass/pass up

• Send/take

• Stay/live/staying/living

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