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Using did

January 28th, 2014 in English Grammar

Did is mainly used in questions and negatives in the simple past tense.

‘Did you meet Jane yesterday?’ ‘No, I didn’t.’

‘Did she commit suicide?’ ‘Yes, she did.’

Predicates

January 22nd, 2014 in English Grammar

A predicate is a group of words that complete a sentence. The subject names the person who performs the action. The predicate does the rest of the work.

Common subordinating conjunctions

January 20th, 2014 in English Grammar

An adverb clause is a type of subordinate clause. It always begins with a subordinating conjunction and it needs to be attached to a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone.

Using if

January 6th, 2014 in English Grammar

We use if to introduce a situation that may be real or possible.

If we miss the bus, we will be late for the meeting.

The subordinating conjunction as

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.

Adverbials and their position

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.

Adverbial clauses

October 13th, 2013 in English Grammar

Adverbial clauses

A wide variety of different conjunctions are used to introduce adverbial clauses. Common conjunctions used to introduce adverbial clauses are given below.