There are countless things you can do to improve your written English (blog posts for another time!) but, for this post, I’m just going to focus on one word. That word is which.
‘Which’ is a relative pronoun and, if you have ever studied relative clauses, you’ll know they can be very complicated and confusing so I’m only going to show you one simple use today. Used in this way, it is really easy to add a nice, natural touch to your sentences!
How can I use WHICH in a sentence?
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:
Notice the structure: ,which + be + adjective
Can you see in the postcard 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 you 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 and improve your written English!
Challenge – Improve your written English
Think back to your last holiday and write a couple of sentences about your experiences (like my postcard). Remember to use ,which to make it more interesting for the reader 🙂
If you want, you can write your postcard in the comments section below! I’d love to see some of your writing.