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Correct Use of Nouns and Pronouns Part II

December 29th, 2009 in English for children

Sometimes a group of words containing a plural noun represents a single object. For example, the title of a book or a film may contain a plural noun. In such cases a singular verb is necessary.

Correct Use of Nouns Part I

December 29th, 2009 in English for children

Group words, or collective nouns, are followed by singular verbs when we are talking of the group as a whole. They take a plural verb when we are talking about the individual members of the group.

Most Common Conjunctions

December 28th, 2009 in English for children

A conjunction is a word used to join two words or clauses together. Note that a conjunction merely joins one word or clause with another word or clause. It does no other function in a sentence.

Words Commonly Used Part II

December 28th, 2009 in English for children

Bring and take

Use bring when something is being moved towards the speaker.

Bring me a glass of water. (Here the water is being moved towards the speaker.)

Words Most Commonly Confused

December 28th, 2009 in English for children

Can and May

Use can to talk about ability to do something. Use may to ask for permission.

Different Ways of Joining Two Sentences Part III

December 26th, 2009 in English for children

Joining two sentences with a present participle

Two sentences can be made into one by using a present participle.

Different Ways of Joining Two Sentences Part II

December 26th, 2009 in English for children

Joining two sentences with who, which and that

Two or more sentences can be made into one by using the joining words who, which and that.