Japanese Pronouns/ Japanisch PronomenIn conjugation lists; particularly for foreign languages, you'd often see the pronouns with the conjugated verb form next to it. Now since Japanese needs no conjugation :iconyaayplz:; I will only list the pronouns you need to know. A quickieJapanese Pronouns/ Japanisch Pronomen8 hours ago in Other More Like This
:iconmh3plz: Japanese pronouns :iconmh1plz:
あなたがたー You all
:iconnaturedivider3plz: Nonliving things pronouns :iconnaturedivider3plz:
これー It here
それー It there
あれー It far away
:icondividerplz: Living things pronouns below-: :icondividerplz:
このー It here
あれー It far away
ListsA list can be composed of adjectives, nouns, verbs… anything, really.Lists54 minutes ago in Writing More Like This
The average list has commas separating each item (see next paragraph for more detail) and a conjunction before the last item: ‘I like chocolate, apricots and leeks’). A syndetic list uses a conjunction after each item of the list: ‘I like chocolate and apricots and leeks’. An asyndetic list doesn’t use any conjunctions and is most common for lists of adjectives (e.g. ‘her blue, round eyes’): ‘I like chocolate, apricots, leeks’.
Commas in Lists
In regards to the last item in the average list, people have two methods due to preference (the ‘Oxford Comma’) when these two methods have very different meanings. They will either not include a comma (‘chocolate, apricots and leeks’) or they will include the comma (‘chocolate, apricots, and leeks). To include or not to include a comma here changes the meaning o
Baseball Leon and Tod loved baseball. When they were young, they played on the town's baseball team. Leon had been pitcher and Tod played second base. Now they they were a lot older, they spent their free time watching baseball games on TV and talking about baseball.Baseball2 hours ago in Writing More Like This
"Do you think they play baseball in Heaven?" Leon asked Tod one day.
"That's a good question," said Tod, "The one who gets there first has to tell the other one somehow."
As it turned out, Tod got to Heaven first, and Leon waited patiently to hear from him. One day, Leon found Tod sitting in his living room waiting for him.
Leon was very excited to see him. "So what's like up there?" he asked, "And what about baseball?"
"When it comes to baseball," said Tod, "I have some good new and some bad news. The good news is that we do play baseball in Heaven. We have some fine teams. I play second base like i used to."
"What's the bad news?" Asked Leon.
"The bad news is that you're scheduled t
Bookend Punctuation: Speech, Quotation and BracketBasicsBookend Punctuation: Speech, Quotation and Bracket55 minutes ago in Writing More Like This
As these three marks relate to other punctuation marks in a specific manner, I wanted a word to group them together. I think ‘bookend’ does that quite well.
If a bookend is opened, the end of the words that are being bookended needs to be closed with another bookend. That is, the bookend punctuation always comes in pairs, only to be separated by words.
If brackets or quotation marks are used in the middle of a sentence, then commas and full-stops should not be used before the closing bookend (speech marks are even more unique), though if a comma is required then it goes after the closing bookend. If any of the bookends are expressing an exclamation or a question, then this does not end the sentence like those two marks usually would (see ‘Speech Marks’ for more detail).
Daisy was eating chocolate. (She loved chocolate.)
Daisy went to the zoo with Rob (her boyfriend).
A full-stop is only
Clauses and SentencesClausesClauses and Sentences1 hour ago in Writing More Like This
Sentences are structured by (any number of) clauses. There are two types: Independent (a.k.a Main/Coordinate) and Dependent (a.k.a Subordinate). An independent clause is called a ‘main clause’ if it is with a subordinate clause but a ‘coordinate clause’ if it is with another independent clause.
Independent clauses convey a complete thought. As such, they don’t require additional information to be understood. It is ‘independent’ because its meaning isn’t dependent on another clause. For example, ‘I ate chocolate’ and ‘I smiled.’
Dependent clauses convey an incomplete thought, so their meaning is dependent on another clause. This is always a main (independent) clause. In other words, the subordinate clause is referential towards the independent clause. This referential capacity is usually a cause-and-effect relationship. For example, ‘because I was h
PunctuationBasic PunctuationPunctuation1 hour ago in Writing More Like This
These are always used to indicate the end of the sentence. Always.
These show a pause in thought and/or speech that can work as either a mid-sentence or end-sentence punctuation mark.
Commas have many functions. The most objective purpose is to separate items in a list (see ‘List’). A comma is used to separate clauses if they are of different lengths or if both clauses are long; if both clauses are short, then no comma is necessary (does not apply if the joining method is either a past or present participle. See ‘Sentences’). Whether or not a comma is required to separate clauses, a joining method is always required. This joining can be a conjunction, a past participle, a present participle or an infinitive verb (see ‘Clauses and Sentences’).
? Question Mark
These indicate a question and is the end of the sentence (see ‘Punctuation for Speech Marks,