Presentation on theme: "Pitfalls 2.0 Frequently made mistakes. Who – That – Which Susan, who is 18, is going to university next year. The boy that looks tired hasn’t slept."— Presentation transcript:
Pitfalls 2.0 Frequently made mistakes
Who – That – Which Susan, who is 18, is going to university next year. The boy that looks tired hasn’t slept all night. Who and that are relative pronouns for people – ‘that’ NEVER follows a comma! The book, which is borrowed, is a nice read. The book that was bought in 1802 is now old and smelly. Which and that are relative pronouns for things – ‘that’ NEVER follows a comma!
Its – It’s The cat went crazy. Its toy mouse was getting away from him. Possessive pronoun – it denotes possession/qualities of things (books, cars) and animals. It’s a lovely day today, isn’t it? ‘It’s’ is a contracted form of ‘it is’.
Loose – Lose Shane’s tooth was loose. /lu:s/ Niet vast / los He didn’t want to lose that match. /lu:z/ Verb: to lose – verliezen
There – Their – They’re They’re there with their books waiting for you! Zij zijn / daar met hun boeken… They’re – contracted form of they are There – always denotes a place (daar) Their – denotes possession
Whose – Who’s Whose book is that? ‘Whose’ denotes possession Who’s on the phone? ‘Who’s’ is a contracted form of ‘who is’ Who’s done that? ‘Who’s’ is a contracted form of ‘who has’
Which Witch had the Wit to go With White? Which – die of welke Witch – heks With – met Wit – humor, geestigheid, scherpzinnigheid White – wit
–ed or –ing? Susan was bored because she thought the film was immensely boring. Adjectives ending in –ed are about someone’s feelings Adjectives ending in –ing inspire/cause such feelings