Herbie wrote:Hi TAS,
Thanks for example no.2.
Can share the S&T for 'unlike'?
S&T example 3
Things to note:
- the clause following 'unlike' is a subordinate clause, it is not the
main clause of the sentence. It acts as extra information
QN: Sally and Mindy like rambutans. Jasmine does not like them.
ANS: Unlike Jasmine, Sally and Mindy like rambutans. (Your main
emphasis is on Sally and Mindy)
QN: Tim is intelligent. However, James is not.
ANS: Tim unlike James is intelligent (Your main emphasis is on Tim)
Children would make mistakes in their punctuation-
Tim unlike James, is intelligent.
- This is wrong because whenever you have extra information or a
subordinate clause, the way to identify is to put a comma before
it and a comma after it-
Tim, unlike James, is intelligent.
- You can also leave out the commas so usually we tell
children not to put in any commas so they do not make any
Tim unlike James is intelligent.
Children can be unsure which is the main clause and this will be
Tim unlike James is stupid
Hence, it is important to tell the children to identify the main
clause and tell them that 'unlike James' is extra information
so the sentence is talking about Tim.