Archive for April, 2010

Grammar Terms Beginning with Letter F

April 20th, 2010 in English Grammar

Finite

The term finite is a label applied to a verb-form which is marked for tense. In the present tense, only the third person singular has the marking for tense: the ending –s.

Grammar Terms Beginning with Letter E

April 19th, 2010 in English Grammar

Ellipsis

The omission of a word or phrase which is logically required to complete the structure of a sentence.

Example:
Seen him? (‘Have you seen him?’)
Seems we have a problem. (‘It seems we have a problem.’)

Common Errors with Verbs

April 18th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He asked had we taken our food.
Correct: He asked if / whether we had taken our food.

Pronouns Quiz (Beginner)

April 15th, 2010 in English for children, English Grammar

Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns. Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. One should not waste ————— time.

All and All of

April 13th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

All refers to three or more items. Examples are given below:

I will buy all three shirts.
I will buy both shirts. (NOT I will buy all two shirts.)

Discourse Markers Part II

April 12th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Anyway, anyhow, at any rate, at least
These expressions can mean ‘what was said before doesn’t matter’.

Discourse Markers

April 11th, 2010 in English Grammar, Improve English, Vocabulary

Discourse markers are words and expressions used to show how discourse is constructed. There are a large number of discourse markers. Here are a few of the most common among them.