Englische Satzanfänge, die immer funktionieren

Fragst du dich manchmal, wie es die anderen schaffen, immer wieder Topnoten zu schreiben, obwohl sie angeblich weniger lernen als du?

Wenn das stimmt, dann lernen sie wenig aber das, was sie lernen, können sie in  jeder Arbeit anwenden.

Das bedeutet: Sie stecken wenig Energie hinein und ziehen viel heraus!

Das nenne ich effizientes Arbeiten!

Das Gute für dich:

Du kannst das auch!

Wenn du weißt, WAS du lernen musst, sprich: In welche Energie du investieren sollst.

Mit der folgenden Liste zu möglichen Satzanfängen im englischen Text, schreibst du garantiert die nächste Klausur besser.

Eines musst du aber tun:

Falls dir die Konstruktionen unbekannt sind oder du sie vergessen hast: Lerne sie auswendig!

Soviel Energie muss sein 😉

1. Prepositional Phrase

Start with a phrase beginning with one of these common prepositions to improve writing style:

aboard, about, above, according to, across, after, against, along, among, around, as, as to, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, instead of, into, in place of, in spite of, like, near, next, of, off, on, onto, outside, out of, over, past, regardless of, since, than, through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath, unlike, until, up, upon, with, within, without
Place a comma after a prepositional phrase sentence opener when a noun or pronoun follows.

Behind the cabinet, he found the missing watch

2. Adjective

Start with a word or phrase that describes a proper noun, common noun, or pronoun with:

How Many? Which One? or What Kind?

Place a comma after an adjective or adjective phrase sentence opener.
Angry, the neighbor refused to leave.
Happy as always, the child played in the park.

3. Adverb

Start with a word that answers these questions:

How? When? Where? or What Degree? to improve writing style.

Many adverbs end in __ly.

Usually place a comma after an adverb sentence opener if the adverb is emphasized.
Everywhere, the flowers were blooming; quickly, the winter turned to spring.

4. Adverbial Clause

Start a dependent clause (a noun and verb that does not express a complete thought) with one of the following subordinating conjunctions:
after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though, because, before, even if, even though, how, if, in order that, once, since, so that, than, that, though, unless, until, when, whenever, where, wherever, whether, or while.
Place a comma after an adverbial clause that begins a sentence.

Although better known for its winter activities, Lake Tahoe offers much during the summer.

5. __d, __ed, or __en Verbs

Start with a __d or __ed verb, acting as an adjective, when combined with a prepositional phrase, or an __en verb, when combined with an adverb.

Usually place a comma after the sentence opener.

Frightened by the noise, I sat up straight in my bed.
Taken quickly, the pill did not dissolve for minutes.

6. To + Verb

Start with To and then add the base form of a verb to improve writing style.

Add related words to create a phrase.

Place a comma after the sentence opener, if a noun follows.

To smile takes great effort.
To play the game, Mark had to sign a contract.

7. __ing Verbs and Nouns

Start a phrase with an __ing word that acts as an adjective.

Usually place a comma after the sentence opener.

Start a phrase with an __ing word that serves as a noun.

Usually do not place a comma after the sentence opener.
Examples (Adjective):
Falling rapidly, the climber hopes the rope will hold.

Examples (Noun):
Tasting the sauce makes them hungry for dinner.

8. Having + Verbs and Nouns

Start a phrase with Having and then add a verb that ends in __d, __ed, or __en to serve as an adjective or a noun, referring to something that happened in the past.

Usually place a comma after the sentence opener.
Example (Adjective):
Having listened to his teacher, the student knew how to study.

Examples (Noun):
Having learned all of the answers is helpful.

9. Noun Clause

Start with a group of words that acts as the subject of a sentence beginning with:

How, However, What, Whatever, When, Whenever, Where, Wherever, Which, Whichever, Who, Whoever, or Whomever.

Place a comma after the noun clause when used as a sentence opener if it does not serve as the subject of the sentence.

However the students answered, the scores were marked wrong.

10. Nominative Absolute

Start with a possessive pronoun (my, mine, our, your, his, her, or their) followed by a verb with a     d, __ed, or __en ending to serve as a noun phrase that provides information, but no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence.

A comma is placed at the end of the nominative absolute when it opens a sentence.
His friends angry and frustrated, Paul promised to change his behavior

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