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Can I ask

Post by insaf » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:53 pm

Hi MR David
you gave me this comment before :

There are relatively few grammatical errors, but the range of structures is limited.

can I ask you what do you mean by the range of structures is limited ?

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Re: Can I ask

Post by David.IELTS.Examiner » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:43 am

Hello!

Usually, I mean that there are not many complex structures. I cannot remember your case, but often candidates make statements that are not 'flexible' in any way. This means that they don't use conditionals. For example 'People in China go to Hawaii on holiday' instead of 'Some rich Chinese people like to go on holiday to exotic destinations such as Hawaii'.

Then there are sentences with clauses, e.g. She is the girl WHO I met on holiday last year.

Participle clauses, e.g. Discovered in 1900, this invention ..., Stretching 3000 miles, this railway ...

Hope that gives you some idea of what I mean.

All the best,
David

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Re: Can I ask

Post by insaf » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks for your reply, really appreciated.

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