EWS Relative Pronouns Participle Step-by-step How-to kit
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EWS Relative Pronouns Step-by-step How-to kit Step 1: Join the sentences using relative pronouns. Ex.1. Practice: 1. The woman was very scared. The woman was threatened by the evil children. 2. The park was in the middle of the city. The park was very popular. 3. The boys in the dormitory woke early in the morning. It was still dark and cold. Step 2: Reduce the number of relative pronouns with one of the following methods: a) Change the extra information into adjectives and put these in front of the noun. Ex. 2. Practice: 1. The man picked up the paper which had blood stains on it. 2. She told the children who were screaming to shut up. b) Change the extra information into adverbs and put these in front/ or behind the verb. Ex. 3. Practice: 1. The man ran into the room. His running was anxious. 2. The vampire leered at the boy. The leer was hungry. c) Change relative + verb into –ing form Ex. 4. Practice: 1. The dog, which ran into the room, stank of fish. 2. Her face broke into a smile, which exposed the bits of gold in her teeth. d) Delete relative + auxiliary if verb is already in –ing form Ex. 5. Practice: 1. The people in the room, who were singing enthusiastically, never expected the piano to explode. 2. Jenny, who was sitting beside him, let out a shocked gasp. e) Delete relative + auxiliary if verb is passive. Ex. 6. Practice: 1. The houses, which were built in the 1960’s, have become an eye- sore. 2. Of the children who have been accused of the murder, little Harry looks the most cunning. Practice: 1. I was at school with the man. The man is driving that taxi. The taxi is painted blue. 3. The house is very old. The house stands on a hill. I was born in the house. 4. The men put up a fright. The men were arrested by the police. The men had been running away from the burning mall with electronic equipment. The electronic equipment had been stolen. 5. There is a hill behind our house. The hill is covered with sweet green grass. The cows enjoy the grass. The cows come from the local dairy. 6. John walked in through the door. John was red in the face with anger. The door was standing slightly open. John shot the intruders. The intruders fell to the ground. The intruders were bleeding. 7. The food was appreciated by everyone. Everyone had come to taste it. The food had been prepared by Janice. Janice was well known for her cooking skills. 8. The four girls are seldom seen without a handful of boys. The four girls are well-known for their beauty. The boys follow them around like lost puppies. 9. Some people are selfish. The people live in Hong Kong. The people drive cars. The cars cause pollution. The pollution increases respiratory diseases. The respiratory diseases effect many local children. 10. Michael Jackson was once a cute black boy. Michael Jackson now looks like a middle-aged white woman.