Essential grammar terms

February 24th, 2015 in English Learning

Abstract nouns

Abstract nouns are words that refer to ideas that we can only feel, hear or think of. We cannot see them or touch them. Examples are: hope, agony, anguish, fear, frustration, beauty, kindness and glory.

Grammar review: types of sentences

February 23rd, 2015 in English Learning

There are four types of sentences in English.

  1. Declarative or assertive sentence
  2. Exclamatory sentence
  3. Imperative sentence
  4. Interrogative sentence

Declarative sentence

A declarative sentence makes a simple statement.

Making suggestions

February 22nd, 2015 in English for children

To suggest that you and the person you are talking to can do something use the phrase Why don’t we…?

  • Why don’t we get that car repaired?

Criticizing people for doing or not doing things

February 21st, 2015 in English for children

To criticize people for not doing things use the structure you could have + past participle.

  • You could have told me you weren’t coming.
  • You could have behaved more decently.

Subject and predicate worksheet

February 20th, 2015 in English Learning

The part of the sentence which names the person or the thing we are talking about is called the subject. The part which tells something about the subject is called the predicate.

Giving advice

February 19th, 2015 in English for children

Use If I were you… to say what you would do under the given circumstances. After if I were you…, use would + infinitive.

  • If I were you, I would accept that job.

Common mistakes with verbs

February 18th, 2015 in English Grammar

In this article, we will take a look at some common mistakes in the use of some verbs.

Incorrect: She told to me about it.

Correct: She told me about it.