Archive for January, 2010

Glossary of Grammar Terms Part IV

January 21st, 2010 in English Grammar

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Glossary of Grammar Terms Part III

January 20th, 2010 in English Grammar

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Glossary of Grammar Terms Part II

January 20th, 2010 in English Grammar

Adjective clause

An adjective clause is the same as a relative clause. Adjective clauses are used to modify nouns or noun phrases.

Adjective phrase

Glossary of Grammar Terms Part I

January 19th, 2010 in English Grammar

Absolute comparative

The term absolute comparative refers to a comparative form used without a standard of comparison. Examples are: the younger generation, he knows better. In these examples the absolute comparative does not provide an answer to the questions ‘younger than who’ or ‘better than whom’.

Idioms and Phrases Quiz V

January 19th, 2010 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

Fill in the blanks with suitable idioms or phrases.

1.    He drops in ————— for a chat with me.

a)    Over and over
b)    Off and on
c)    Of and on
d)    Off and over

Common Errors in the Use of Verbs Part IV

January 18th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Incorrect: He told me that honesty was the best policy.
Correct: He told me that honesty is the best policy.

Explanation

Transformation of Sentences Part II

January 18th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Changing an exclamatory sentence into an assertive sentence and vice versa

Exclamatory: What a beautiful flower!
Assertive: It is a beautiful flower.

Exclamatory: What a great victory!
Assertive: It is a great victory.