Both the phrases ‘would you mind’ and do you mind’ are used to make a polite request or take someone’s permission. The verb ‘mind’ means ‘to be troubled or annoyed’. Both phrases can be used interchangeably with no or a little difference in meaning in three different situations. 1. To take someone’s permission When you …

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Subject complement: types, examples and quiz

Subject complement

In this lesson, we learn what a subject complement is, how to identify it, and how to use it in sentences. What is a subject complement? Subject complement definition: A subject complement is a word or a group of words (phrase) that either renames the subject or modifies it. It comes after a linking verb …

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Reduced adverb clauses ( methods, examples and practice set)

Reduced adverb clause

This lesson will help you understand what a reduced adverb clause is, and how to reduce an adverb clause to an adverbial/adverb phrase. Before we understand what reduced adverb clauses are, how to reduce them, and why to reduce them, let’s look at some examples of reduced adverb clauses, not trying to understand the technicalities …

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Reduced adjective clauses (rules and examples)

Reduced adjective clause

This post will help you understand what a reduced adjective clause is, and how to reduce an adjective clause to an adjective phrase or an adjective. Before we understand how to reduce adjective clauses and why to do it, let’s get familiar with adjective clauses first. What is an adjective clause? An adjective clause is …

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