VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Homework

Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

Vocabulary

Many companies organize annual party at year end. Except some professional performances,many staffs also have special shows,something like singing,dancing,playing music instruments,showing comedy. It is a special moment that staffs show their another side. More importantly,it is a only chance that staffs can see the funny moment of bosses,because the directors of annual party are always enjoy to design special funny show for bosses,and all of employees look forward to the funny moment of their bosses as well.

Many companies organize an annual party at the year-end. Except for some professional performances, most of the staff also have special shows,something like singing,dancing,playing music instruments, comedy shows. It is a special moment during which the staff can show their other side. More importantly,it is an only chance for staff to see the funny moments/side of their bosses,because the organizers of the annual party always like to create/prepare a special funny show for bosses,and all of the employees look forward to experience funny moments with their bosses as well.

stand-up (adj)(COMEDY)-performed by a single person telling jokes and funny stories on stage
(喜剧)单人表演的,单口的
E.g.: stand-up comedy
独角喜剧
E.g.: a stand-up comedian
独角喜剧演员

20th of January

the results that they want to get achieve

high level building  a high-rise building

Grammar

Who, That, Which

Rule 1. Who and sometimes that refer to people. That and which refers to groups or things.

Examples:
Anya is the one who rescued the bird.
“The Man That Got Away” is a great song with a grammatical title.

Lokua is on the team that won first place.
She belongs to a great organization, which specializes in saving endangered species.

Rule 2a. That introduces what is called an essential clause (also known as a restrictive or defining clause). Essential clauses add information that is vital to the point of the sentence.

Example: I do not trust products that claim “all natural ingredients” because this phrase can mean almost anything.
We would not know the type of products being discussed without the that clause.

Rule 2b. Which introduces a nonessential clause (also known as a nonrestrictive or nondefining clause), which adds supplementary information.

Example: The product claiming “all natural ingredients”, which appeared in the Sunday newspaper, is on sale.
The product is already identified. Therefore, which appeared in the Sunday newspaper is a nonessential clause containing additional, but not essential, information.

Essential clauses do not have commas introducing or surrounding them, whereas nonessential clauses are introduced or surrounded by commas.

Rule 3. If that has already appeared in a sentence, writers sometimes use which to introduce the next clause, whether it is essential or nonessential. This is done to avoid awkward formations.

Example: That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
This sentence is far preferable to the ungainly but technically correct That that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.