Tips to improve your writing
Olga, the topic you write about is complex... You are spot on when you write that there is no right or wrong answer. Personally, I have good male friends and as we say in English, 'there is nothing between us' - which means we have a platonic friendship. Let's have a look at some ways to improve your writing... You write:
...relationship between man and woman
This should be 'between a man and a woman' if the nouns are singular, since singular nouns need to be preceded by an article such as 'the/a/an'. An alternative would be to write: 'between men or women' which is correct without articles... see my last blog for more on articles!
Be careful with the position of frequency adverbs when you write:
A coin has always two sides
The word 'always' is a frequency adverb and should be placed before the verb:
A coin always has two sides
But remember that frequency adverbs always go after the verb 'be': I'm often late for work! In the following sentence you use the verb 'winding up':
Nowadays the difference between two sexes is winding up and is becoming more and more unclear.
The verb 'wind up' is usually used to mean 'to finish'. Did you mean that it's getting more complex? Another common mistake in English is with the use of 'In these days':
In these days, females have become as active as males...
It would sound more natural in English to write 'Nowadays / Today / In modern society.' And lastly...
The basics of friendship are interest and confidence, not gender!
The word 'confidence' in English is used to describe people who are very sure of themselves. I think here you mean 'trust'?
If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to ask in a comment below this blog!
Well done to those of you who completed the homework. Here are the answers:
2) no article
3) no article
5) no article
6) no article
9) no article
10) no article
Let's practise using frequency adverbs: always, often, usually, sometimes, from time to time, rarely, hardly ever, never.
Mr Couch is a very lazy man. Rewrite the sentences with a frequency adverb:
Example: He is happy when he's cleaning the house.
Answer: He is never happy when he's cleaning the house.
1) Mr Couch does the washing up.
2) He sleeps until midday on Sundays.
3) He does his English homework.
4) Mr Couch lies on his sofa watching TV.
5) He goes to the gym to exercise.
6) He phones his girlfriend because he feels too tired to walk to her house - even though she lives round the corner!