Adverb Clause – Part II

December 18th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Adverb clauses of condition

Adverb Clauses

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

An adverb clause serves as an adverb. It modifies the meaning of (or says something more about) a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Given below are two sentences with similar meanings. One of them is constructed with an adverb and the other is constructed with an adverb clause.

What is an Adjective Clause?

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

We have seen that an adjective clause serves as an adjective. It is used to qualify a noun or a pronoun. Given below are two sentences with similar meanings. One of them is constructed with an adjective and the other is constructed with an adjective clause.

More on Finite and Non-finite verbs

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Read the sentences given below:

I heard him singing.
Driven by rain, we took shelter under a tree.
It being a small cot, he couldn’t sleep on it.

Kinds of Sentences

December 16th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

There are three kinds of sentences and they are:

a)    The simple sentence
b)    The complex sentence
c)    The compound sentence

Study the following sentence.

He wrote a letter.

More on Clauses

December 16th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Read the following sentence:

I don’t know what she wants.

The sentence given above has two parts:

1.    I don’t know
2.    What she wants

What are Clauses and Phrases – Part III

December 15th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning

Adverb phrases

An adverb phrase does the work of an adverb. Read the examples given below: