marolog - a story of lives (in Denmark)

What maro sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches, and feels in his life will be told in his way in this blog. So today, what you'll see through his eyes?

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ということで、今まで学習したことの覚え書きを書いておこうと思います。

1. Title Rules
2. Capitalization Rules
3. Adverbs of Frequency
4. Connectors
5. Indefinite Pronouns

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1. Capitalize the first, last, and important words in a title.

Choosing a Vacation Spot

2. Do not capitalize short prepositions such as on, to, in, and for; short conjunctions such as and, or, and so; and the articles a, an, and the.

How to Fight Stress
Winning the Lottery

(*) Exception: Capitalize a short word if it is the first word in a title.

The Problems of Single Parenting
The Advantages of Public Transportation



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1. Title Rules
2. Capitalization Rules
3. Adverbs of Frequency
4. Connectors

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Place an adverb of frequency
1. Before the main verb.
The bride never takes it off.

2. After the verb be and all helping verbs in positive sentences: am, are is was, were, have, has, had, do, does, did, shall, should, can, coul, will, would, may, might, or must.
Traditional Hindu weddings are usually lavish affairs.

3. If the helping verb is negative - isn't, doesn't, won't, and so on - the word order is as follows:
a. The adverbs sometimes, frequently, and occasionally come before a negative helping verb.
He frequently doesn't do his homework. He sometimes doesn't do his homework.
b. Usually, often, and generally can come before or after a negative helping verb.
He often doesn't do his homework. He doesn't often do his homework.
c. Sometimes may also come at the beginning of a sentence.
Sometimes he doesn't do his homework.

Here are some additional examples of the use of adverbs of frequency, showing their meanings:
100% of the time:   Weddings are always joyous occasions.
80 % of the time:   He usually arrives in a white car.
    He generally arrives in a white car.
60% of the time:   They often provide a dowry.
    They frequently provide a dowry.
40% of the time:   He sometimes arrives on a white elephant.
    He occasionally arrives on a white elephant.
20% of the time:   The party seldom ends before midnight
10% of the time:   Weddings are rarely held in the morning.
0% of the time:   The bridge never takes off the necklace of black beads while her husband is living.


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These indefinite pronouns are singular and take singular verbs:
  - anybody
  - anyone
  - each
  - either
  - everybody
  - everyone
  - neither
  - nobody
  - no one
  - one
  - somebody
  - someone

Examples:
  - Is anybody home?
  - Anyone may apply for the scholoarship.
  - Of the five models, each has a special feature.
  - Either Rose or Sharon has the list.
  - Everybody needs a dream.
  - Nobody answers the phone after six o'clock.
  - Somebody has to fix the flat tire.
  - Someone is peering in the window.

These indefinite pronouns are plural and take plural verbs:
  - several
  - both
  - many
  - few

Examples:
  - Several of the applicants are waiting in the hall.
  - Both are interested in taking economics courses.
  - Many are not in favor of the new parking regulations.
  - Few of the students returned to the dorm before noon.

These indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural depending on the meaning of the sentencs:
  - some
  - none
  - all
  - most
  - any
  - a lot

Use a singular verb form if the pronoun refers to a single quantity and use a plural verb if the pronoun refers to more than one unit of something.

Examples:
  - Some of the work is ver difficult.
  - Some of the cookies are burned.
  - All of the coffee has been drunk.
  - All of the tickets have been turned in.
  - Most of the food is in the refrigerator.
  - Most of the choir members are on the bus.
  - A lot of the work was too easy.
  - A lot of people were angry.


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