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Welcome to News from Maestro Sersea #150: July 7th, 2024

Welcome to News from Maestro Sersea #150 newsletter: July 7th, 2024 Greetings English Learners and Teachers from All Over the World! I’m Ioan Elvis Sersea, M.A., M.A.T., aka Maestro Sersea, an American English teacher based in Southern California, United States of America. I’ve been  educating English learners in California since 1989 and I continue to do so both…

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Demonstratives: Demonstrative Pronouns and Demonstrative Adjectives

Understanding Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives Introduction to Demonstratives In the English language, demonstratives are words that help us demonstrate or point out specific people, places, or things. Demonstratives can be used as pronouns or adjectives, depending on how they are used in a sentence. They provide clarity and specificity in communication. Demonstrative Pronouns Demonstrative pronouns stand…

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Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, and Determiners

Understanding Articles and Determiners Introduction to Articles and Determiners In the English language, articles and determiners are small words that come before a noun to provide more information about it. There are three main types: definite articles, indefinite articles, and determiners. Understanding how to use these correctly can help you communicate more clearly and effectively….

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Declarative Sentences

Understanding Declarative Sentences What are Declarative Sentences? Declarative sentences are the most common type of sentences used in the English language. They are statements that provide information or make a statement. Declarative sentences always end with a period. For example: Declarative sentences can be simple, compound, or complex, depending on the structure and the information…

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Count Nouns and Non-Count Nouns

Understanding Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns Introduction to Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns In the English language, nouns can be categorized into two main groups: count nouns and noncount nouns. Understanding the difference between these types of nouns is crucial for mastering grammar and sentence structure. Let’s delve into the definitions, explanations, and examples of…

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Coordination and Subordination

Understanding Coordination and Subordination In the English language, coordination and subordination are essential concepts that help in constructing clear and effective sentences. These concepts involve combining ideas in a sentence to show their relationship and create meaningful communication. Let’s delve deeper into coordination and subordination and explore how they work through definitions and examples. Coordination…

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Contractions

Understanding Contractions What are Contractions? In the English language, contractions are shortened forms of words or phrases. They are created by combining two words with an apostrophe to replace one or more letters. Contractions are commonly used in both spoken and written communication to make language more informal and concise. For example: Contractions are a…

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Conjunctions

Understanding Conjunctions: Connecting Words in Sentences What Are Conjunctions? Conjunctions are essential parts of speech that serve as connectors in sentences. They link words, phrases, or clauses together to show the relationship between them. By using conjunctions, we can combine ideas and create more complex and interesting sentences. There are three main types of conjunctions:…

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Conditional Clause

Understanding Conditional Clauses Page 1: Introduction to Conditional Clauses In English grammar, a conditional clause is a type of subordinate clause that expresses a condition. These clauses are commonly used to show what will happen if a certain condition is met. Conditional clauses are made up of two parts: the if-clause (the condition) and the…

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