What is a Biography? (Relative Pronouns)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence by choosing the correct option.

  1. A biography is a detailed description of a person's life   involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death.

  2. It presents a subject's life story   highlights various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience.

  3. One of the earliest biographers was Cornelius Nepos,   published his work Excellentium Imperatorum Vitae.

  4. Biographies   were written in the English language began appearing during the reign of Henry VIII.

  5. The American biography followed the English model, incorporating Thomas Carlyle's view biography   was a part of history.

  6. What emerged was a rather didactic form of biography   sought to shape the individual character of a reader in the process of defining national character.

  7. Lytton Strachey , the British critic   revolutionized the art of biographical writing, wrote his 1918 work "Eminent Victorians".


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What does a biography contain?

  2. Would you like to have your biography written? Why? Why not?

  3. Have you read anyone's biography? If so, whose? If not, is there anyone's biography you'd care to read? Whose


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