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For those of you who don't know what syntax is, the best definition is that syntax is the way you put your words together, to form your phrases, clauses and sentences. It is basically a connected order or a system of words and their meaning in context.
If you master syntax in any language, the result will be better constructed messages for the reader or listener to receive your ideas accurately.
Let me give you an example - a testimonial in a seeds and gardening catalogue saying "I am very pleased with the lot of seeds I got from you recently. Every one nearly came up." Can you see how much damage this did to the business? That word 'nearly' is misplaced... If you say "nearly came up" you are practically saying that they didn't come up fully. But if you say "Nearly every one came up." you are now expressing the contrary, that not many died, almost all of them were successful.
The same goes with the sentence: "I only play golf on Sundays." or did you want to say "I play golf only on Sundays."? The meaning changes...
Maybe you lived your life without any knowledge of syntax so far. You may even continue to do so, who knows? But frankly, syntax controls two essential aspects of any sentence you utter or write: the meaning and the drama.
We shall not decipher the rules of writing a bestseller right now, but suffice for you to consider Charles Reade's advice in "Recipe for a bestseller": "Make'em laugh; make 'em cry; make 'em wait." That is actually drama in a nutshell for you, built by using good syntax.
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Our lessons in the names and sounds of letters, short & long vowel sounds, CVCs, CCVCs, CVCCs, sight words, vowel and consonant contrasts, etc.
Our lessons will help increase your vocabulary, word recognition, find meaning in context, skills for TOEFL tests and other games, for fun.
Here we shall build some lessons to help you improve your writing skills.
Lots of lessons: cause & effect, comparisons, linking signals, relative clauses, presenting information, expressing emotions and grammar games, of course. We had more lessons on: intensifying adverbs and phrasal verbs, expressing various concepts such as addition, exception, restriction and ambiguity. Lately we started some exercises: likes/dislikes, frequency adverbs (twice), verb tenses, etc.
Learn how to build a website, by using the SBI! system - start from the basics, developing a site concept and a niche, supply and demand, learn about profitability and monetization, payment processing, register domain, website structure and content as a pyramid. Also learn about the tools I'm using to build this website. We also covered how to build traffic, working with search engines, building a good system of inbound links, using social marketing and blogs with the SBI system, how to use Socialize It and Form Build It, how to publish an e-zine and how to build a social network in your niche.
We looked at a few games by now: Countable & uncountable nouns, Free Rice, Name That Thing, Spell It, Spelloween, the Phrasal Verbs Game, Preposition Desert, The Sentence Game, Word Confusion, Word Wangling, Buzzing Bees, and The Verb Viper Game.
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