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Phép đảo ngữ trong tiếng Anh – Periodic sentences [1]

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What is a periodic sentence?

A periodic sentence is a sentence which has been deliberately structured to place the main point at the end.  Or, in other words, a sentence that delays the expression of a complete thought until the end, or until near the end, is called periodic.

Therefore, a period sentence will have its main clause or predicate as the last part.

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Phép so sánh/ví von – simile – trong tiếng Anh

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[pronounced: SIM-i-lee]

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog
The Beatles

simile is a figure of speech that says that one thing is like another different thing. We can use similes to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid.

We often use the words as…as and like with similes.

Common patterns for similes, with example sentences, are:

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