A Practical English Grammar by A. J. Thomson

By A. J. Thomson

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What B C A Practical English Grammar 48 what as subject: What caused the explosion? (affirmative verb) What kind of tree is that? (interrogative verb) what as object of a verb: What paper do you read? What did they eat? 57 who, whom, which and what as objects of prepositions A B who, whom In formal English we use preposition + whom: With whom did you go? To whom were you speaking? But in ordinary English we usually move the preposition to the end of the sentence. The whom then normally changes to who: Who did you go with?

Trees drop their leaves in autumn. Note that the possessive adjective remains the same whether the thing possessed is singular or plural: my glove, my gloves his foot, his feet Possessive adjectives are used with clothes and parts of the body: She changed her shoes. He injured his back. ) To add emphasis, own can be placed after my, your, his etc. and after one's; my own room her own idea own can be an adjective, as above, or a pronoun: a room of one's own Note the expression: I'm on my own = I'm alone.

What's the food like in your hostel? - It's quite good. Used of people it may concern either appearance or character: He's short and fat and wears glasses. He's a very talkative, friendly man. what does he/she/it look like? ': What does she look like? - She is tall and glamorous. She looks like a film star. What does if look like? ~ It's black and shiny. It looks like coal. D what is he? ': What is his/other? ~ He is a tailor. what (adjective) used for persons is not common: What students are you talking about?

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