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1 Writing, Chapter 8 Tastes and Preferences: Writing a comparative essay about two types of housing By Maram Alabdulaaly 1

2 Writing Chapter 8 By Maram Alabdulaaly2

3 Writing about similarities P145 Remember! “Both”: Verb be main verb. 1- Before nouns: Both living situations are safe and inexpensive. 2- As a pronoun: Both are safe and inexpensive. 3- With verbs: -They are both safe and inexpensive. -The have both given me a lot. -They both offer convenience. Using Both By Maram Alabdulaaly3

4 Writing about similarities P146 Remember! “Neither” is always singular. 1- With nor: Neither living in a dormitory nor sharing an apartment is ideal. 2- Before a singular noun: Neither situation is ideal. 3- As a pronoun: Neither is ideal. Using Neither By Maram Alabdulaaly4

5 Comparatives One Syllable adjectives Two Syllable Adjectives Ends with –yDoesn’t end with –y An apartment is cheaper than a house. Tom is happier than Jack. ………. is more/ less expensive than …… Comparing two things P147 Irregular comparatives: good-better; bad-worse; far- farther/further. By Maram Alabdulaaly5

6 Superlatives One Syllable adjectives Two Syllable Adjectives Ends with –yDoesn’t end with –y This apartment is the cheapest that I could find. Tom is the happiest guy I know. This is the least/ most expensive thing I ever seen. Comparing more than two thingsP147 Irregular superlatives: The best; the worst; the farthest/furthest. By Maram Alabdulaaly6

7 You can use While to show two different or apposing ideas. If while comes at the beginning of the sentence, use a comma at the end of the clause it introduce. While P 148 Check out “In Contrast” next… Remember, while can be used in a time clause to show duration. For example: While Rita was standing under a tree, it began to rain. Remember, while can be used in a time clause to show duration. For example: While Rita was standing under a tree, it began to rain. By Maram Alabdulaaly7

8 Page 150 In contrast: Used to contrast two different or opposite things. Example: Renting an apartment can be expensive. In contrast, living at home is inexpensive. On the other hand: Used to contrast advantages and disadvantages of the same thing. Example: An apartment gives you privacy. On the other hand, it can be lonely to live on your own. By Maram Alabdulaaly8

9 Writing Chapter 8 By Maram Alabdulaaly9

10 What are you going to write? Write a comparative essay about two types of living situations after marriage. For example: living with your in-laws, renting an apartment, renting a house, or buying a house. Or write an essaying comparing two types of housing. By Maram Alabdulaaly10

11 Strategy P141 Use the chart to organize ideas. From the chart, make a list of similarities and differences. Based on the above, if you have more similarities, then focus on the similarities, and vice versa. Make use of the vocabulary list in page 139, 140 and 141. Bases of Comparison AB SimilaritiesDifferences AB SimilaritiesDifferences TotalXY By Maram Alabdulaaly11

12 Writing an introduction for a comparative essay, includes: What you are comparing. Your bases of comparison. Whether you will concentrate on similarities or differences. P143 Example of a topic sentence: e.g. 12 P142: “These living situations (renting a room with a family and renting an apartment on your own) differ in many important ways including price, convenience, and amount of independence.” The conclusion usually sums up what was said in the body of the paragraph and includes additional thought or personal opinion on the topic. P144 Put in mind that you will use the Grammar lessons you learned today. By Maram Alabdulaaly12

13 Start writing! By Maram Alabdulaaly13


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