How to make your English sentences more interesting

If you have ever studied ‘relative clauses’, you’ll know they can be very complicated and confusing so I’m just going to show you one simple use today. Used in this way, it is really easy to add a nice, natural touch to your spoken or written sentences!

All you need is ,which

You can just tag it on the end of your sentence to add some extra information about the specific thing you have mentioned. Let me give you some examples by showing you a postcard:

Hey mate!
Guess what? I’m in Jamaica!! It’s amazing here.
Our apartment is on the beach, whichย isย so beautiful. We spent all day yesterday learning how to scuba dive, which was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again. Last night we ate fresh lobster, which was absolutely delicious and the chef showed us how to cook it! Tomorrow we’re getting a bus through the hills to Nine Mile, which is where Bob Marley was born.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and make you jealous! I hope you’re having a good week.
Wish you were here!! Ben ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you see how it is used? The ,which must refer to the specific thing you have just mentioned (the beach, scuba diving, lobster, Nine mile) and then describe it using be+adjective (is beautiful, was delicious, etc). If you re-read the postcard without the extra information, you can see it is quite boring. Using ,which is a great way to spice up your sentences!

Think back to your last holiday. Imagine you are there now and write a short postcard to a friend or family member. Remember to use ,which to make it more interesting for the reader ๐Ÿ™‚

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