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Definition in English

Another minor sentence, in addition to the additions is the definition of (attribute). To study it a lot easier than with a supplement, because this part of the sentence has no classification. All we need to know is contained in two issues:


  1. The definition can be expressed in the English language?
  2. Where will be the definition of an English sentence?

Topics of these issues and will name our sections. But before we find out what is the definition in the English language.

Determination is a minor sentence, which is a sign indicating the subject, answers to such questions: what? What kind of? — What ?; which? — Which ?; whose? — Whose ?; how much? How many? — how? Based on this determination of the sentence, it becomes clear that it is in most cases a noun. Occasionally may refer to one and pronouns pronoun-noun derived from some, any, every, no.

The determination expressed in the English language?

List of parts of speech and impersonal forms of the verb, which can be expressed in the English definition includes about ten positions. So we extend the definition:

  1. Adjective:

    Yesterday I had a strong toothache. — Yesterday I had severe dental pain (severe pain in the tooth).

    A pretty, well-dressed young lady stopped a taxi in a big square. — Pretty elegant young woman stopped a taxi over a large area.

  2. Communion (and involved in trafficking)

    The discussed question is very important. — To discuss the issue is very important.

    Look at that walking man! He looks strange! — Look at that man walking! It looks weird!

    Where are the goods bought at the auction yesterday? — Where the goods bought at auction yesterday?

    The girl dancing with your friend is my ex-wife. — The girl dancing with your friend, my ex-wife.

  3. Numerals:

    Her office is on the fortieth floor. — Her office is on the fortieth floor.

    Twenty kilos of gold were found in Alaska. — Twenty kilograms of gold were found in Alaska.

  4. Pronouns:

    There is not any juice left in the carafe. — The Countess remained juice.

    Are you satisfied with your marks? — Are you happy with your assessment?

  5. Noun in the common case:

    Can you write business letters? — Do you know how to write a business letter?

    The water in this place is very cold because of the ocean current. — The water in this place is very cold because of the ocean currents.

  6. Noun in the possessive case:

    My neighbours’ dogs are barking all the nights. — Dogs barking of my neighbors at night.

    George found a lady’s handbag in the street. — George found in the street lady’s handbag.

  7. Noun with a preposition:

    The roof of the house needs painting. — The roof of the house need to be painted.

    Where is the key to the locked door in the warehouse? — Where is the key to the locked door in the warehouse?

  8. Infinitive:

    It was a pleasure to discuss this matter with you. — It was nice to discuss this matter with you.

    I had a dream to become an interpreter. — I had a dream to become a translator.

  9. Gerund with a preposition:

    I know five ways of getting acquainted with men. — I know five ways to dating men.

    My sister hates the idea of borrowing money. — My sister hates to lend money.

  10. Adv:

    The room above is spacious. — Spacious rooms upstairs.

    The woman there is my employer. — Won the woman — my employer.

Place the definition in the English sentence

So, we have learned what can be expressed in the definition in the English language. In our list of ten items that will help you navigate when parsing an English sentence, and the elucidation of its major and minor terms. It remains to talk about what, where and why the definition located in different sentences.

The permanent location of the definition does not have, but, depending on the means of expression, can be taken as a defining word before and after. If we have the determination expressed by the adjective, its location — in front of the defining words.

This picture represents clouds floating over a sullen sea. — In this picture represented clouds floating over the dark sea.

If, however, as the definition of the noun used two or more adjectives, closest to the designated word put it, which is more closely related to it within the meaning of.

It was a hot summer day. — It was a hot summer day.

He wore a new black silk suit. — He was wearing a new black silk suit.

At the adjective may be in possession of explanatory words. In this case, we place the determination after the noun.

My client bought some vitamin tablets necessary for her health. — My client bought vitamin tablets required for health.

The adjective can refer to any pronoun, which I mentioned earlier. In this case, we set the determination after such a pronoun.

Would you like me to show you something unusual? — Would you like me to show you something unusual?

If our definition is expressed communion, numerals, pronouns, nouns (in common case without a preposition in the possessive case), it is also placed in front of the defining words. For example:

The scared man could not move. — Frightened man could not move.

On the third day of my vacation I set off on a journey. — On the third day of my vacation, I went on a trip.

Did you see his new room? — Did you see his new room?

I prefer chicken soup to fish soup. — I prefer chicken soup fisheries.

I like Sarah’s earrings. — I like the earrings Sarah.

Finally, we put the definition in the English language after the word it, if the determination expressed participial noun with a preposition, infinitive or gerund with a preposition. For example:

The chest of drawers made ​​by my father was left in our old apartment. — Chest, made my father was left in our old apartment.

The streets of our city are well-lighted nowadays. — The streets of our city is now well covered.

She has a talent to tell people’s future. — She has the talent to predict the future of people.

I dream of travelling around the world. — My dream is to travel around the world.

 

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