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June 29, 2017


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I want to know how to connect the words to buid a good sentences

Hello Mr Simon,
In sentence 4, corrected one, there are two questions that I would like to ask. Firstly, was "although" used in the middle of a sentence, would it be correct to use a comma before the word "although"? Secondly, the word "experienced" should have been used in place of "experiencing",seeing that it occurred in the past. Will I be asking you to clarify those asked above please?

Thirdly, why "the" was not used before the word "most" in the same sentence that I pointed out?

Hi Mr Simon,
Can you tell me and other students what are the mistakes of each sentence above (why they are wrong?)?
thank you so much.


Using "experiencing" in sentence 4 is correct because "experience" is not the main verb in this clause. "Experiencing handwriting difficulties" is a verb-ing modifier of children. Sentence 4 can be rewritten as follows:

"... although the percentage of children who experienced handwriting difficulties at that school was the same in both years"

"Was" is the main verb in this clause.

Hope it helps.

Dear ANH,

In my opinion, "children experiencing handwriting difficulties" is the shorten form of "children who experienced handwriting difficulties":) that's not my question but it's interesting to know your view.

thank you.

@ Kami:

why there is no "the":
in my opinion, "the + most + adjective + noun" is the correct form of superlative comparison. but here we have "school A's most significant problem" = "the most significant problem in school A". therefore, there is no "the" before "most".

why it is "experiencing" not "experienced": you can read ANH's explanation :)

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