Archive for August, 2019

Morphemes

August 26th, 2019 in English Learning

Morphemes

The smallest unit of word structure.

For example, dog consists of a single morpheme (dog), doghouse consists of two morphemes (dog) and (house), happiness consists of two morphemes (happy) and (-ness), and recrystallized consists of four morphemes (re-), (crystal), (-ize) and (-ed).

Interjection, Inflection, Interrogatives

August 26th, 2019 in English Learning

Interjection

A word or phrase which expresses emotion. An interjection does not form part of a sentence.

Examples are: alas, hurrah, damn, my god etc.

Some Common Grammar Terms

August 24th, 2019 in English Grammar

Declarative

A sentence used to make a statement is called a declarative sentence.

Examples are:

Ann is a journalist.

The war is over.

Direct Object And Direct Speech

August 24th, 2019 in English Grammar

Direct Speech

Speech reported directly in the words used by the original speaker, without any changes in tenses, pronouns etc.

• She said, ‘I am going.’

Coordinate Clause

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

The term coordinate clause refers to one of two or more clauses of equal ‘value’ that make up a sentence. A coordinate clause does not function as a subject, object or complement in another sentence. It can stand alone to make a sentence by itself.

Contractions

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

The term contraction refers to a short form in which a subject and an auxiliary verb or a verb and the word ‘not’ are joined together into one word. Examples are:

Compound Sentences

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

Compound

A compound noun, verb, adjective, preposition etc., is one that is made of two or more parts. The meaning of a compound is not always predictable from the meanings of its component parts.