Herbie wrote:Hi TAS,
Thanks! I would appreciate if you can provide me with some S&T eg and I wil compile it for my son.
We will be providing some Synthesis and Transformation (S&T)
examples with explanations and the common mistakes that
children make. S&T is one section in the English Paper that
is easy to lose marks as one grammar mistake results
in the full 2 marks being deducted for the qn.
S&T example 1
Things to note:
1) The condition in the sentence should be after 'unless'.
2) There should be one positive part in the sentence and one
QN: If she does her work, she can go out.
Mistake: Unless she does her work(positive), she can
go out (positive)
Correct Ans: Unless she does her work(positive), she cannot
go out. (negative)
3) When the 'must' is taken out of the sentence, remember
to change the verb if necessary.
QN: She must finish up her food before she can go and play.
Mistake: She cannot go and play unless she finish her food.
Correct Ans: She cannot go and play unless she finishes her food.
4) Sentence should be easy to understand.
QN: She should not take her medicine if she is in pain.
Mistake: She should take her medicine unless she is not in pain.
(the reader must think through for a while before understanding what
the sentence means)
Correct Ans: She should not take her medicine unless she is