Cleft Sentence

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

A sentence in which special emphasis is given to one part (e.g. the subject or the object) by using a structure with it or what. The purpose of a cleft is to put the clefted element into focus. For example, starting with the sentence John wants a mobile phone, we can form an IT-cleft to focus either on John or on a mobile phone.
It is a mobile phone that John wants. (Focus on a mobile phone)
It is John who wants a mobile phone. (Focus on John)



Bare Infinitive

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

An infinitive not preceded by to is a bare infinitive.

Examples are: write, say, tell, go, work etc.

A bare infinitive can immediately follow a modal auxiliary verb like must or will.

Some Grammar Terms

August 21st, 2019 in Expressions

The label affirmative is applied to a statement which contains no negative item.
I agree. (affirmative)
I don’t agree. (negative)



Some Figures Of Speech

August 20th, 2019 in English Learning

In antithesis, the same sentence contains a striking opposition or contrast of words or sentiments. Antithesis is employed to secure emphasis.


Gap Fills Exercise

August 9th, 2019 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks.

1. Tell me …………………….. you found there. (what / that)

2. ………………………… we will win is certain. (That / What)

Make Meaningful Sentences

August 5th, 2019 in English Quiz

Make meaningful sentences.

1. we may the have mobilize to the reserves for invasion.

2. the is angelic child a of perfection model.

Confusing Words Exercise

August 5th, 2019 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks.

1. Don’t …………………….. your confidence by trusting that irresponsible man. (misplace / displace)

2. I was ………………………. by her pious appearance. (mislead / misled)