November 22nd, 2013 in English Grammar
As can be used a subordinating conjunction. As a subordinating conjunction it is used in different ways.
As = when
As can be used as a subordinating conjunction of time. In this case, it means more or less the same as when.
October 14th, 2013 in English Grammar
An adverbial can be an adverb, an adverb phrase or an adverb clause. In short, any word or phrase that gives us additional information about the time, place or manner of the verb given in the sentence can be considered as an adverbial. Of course, this is a very broad definition.
October 13th, 2013 in English Grammar
A wide variety of different conjunctions are used to introduce adverbial clauses. Common conjunctions used to introduce adverbial clauses are given below.
October 9th, 2013 in English Grammar
Rather means ‘to a fairly large degree’.
- She is rather a pretty woman.
- I guess I have been rather stupid.
Rather can be used in the following ways:
September 18th, 2013 in English Grammar
Should is often used in conditional clauses expressing possibilities, suppositions etc. By using should in the if-clause we are suggesting that something is unlikely or not particularly probable.
August 7th, 2013 in English Grammar
On the contrary and on the other hand
These expressions have different meanings. On the contrary is used to contradict. It is used to say that what has just been said is not true.
July 23rd, 2013 in English Grammar
There are situations where both simple and continuous forms can be used to express the same idea. For example, both sentences given below express the same idea.