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
1
Parts of Speech
1.
Noun
2.
Pronoun
3.
Adjective
4.
Adverb
5.
Verb
6.
Preposition
7.
Conjunction
8.
Interjection
2
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.
3
Punctuation
1. Full stop
2. Commas
3. Semi-colons
4. Colons
5. Dashes
6. Hyphen
7. Apostrophes
4
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
5
Some common errors
• A lot
• Although … but
• Between
• Bored/boring
• Cope
• Dated
• Discuss
• Equipment/furniture
6
Some common errors
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Hair-cut
Having ( a cold)
Marketing
Mentioned
Outstation
Pass/pass up
Send/take
Stay/live/staying/living
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