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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.

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.

Using verbs correctly

February 13th, 2015 in English Learning

The verb should agree with its subject in number and person.

Repeated words are often left out.

  • Twelve rioters have been sentenced and five acquitted. (= Twelve rioters have been sentenced and five have been acquitted.)

Finance idioms

February 11th, 2015 in English Learning

Call on (someone)

To call on someone is to ask them to speak.

The chairperson called on me to speak at the conference.

Captain of industry

Common mistakes in the use of comparatives and superlatives

February 11th, 2015 in English Learning

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

Incorrect: He is worst than I.

Correct: He is worse than I.

Uses of it

February 7th, 2015 in English Learning

It is an impersonal pronoun. It has several uses.

1. To refer to lifeless things and animals:

I have bought a chair. It is made of teak wood.
The dog is barking. It must be hungry.