Archive for the ‘ESL’ Category

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 II

December 15th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Sentence

Read the sentences given below:

I don’t know what she means.
She is very hard working.
The fish tasted awful.
The train is behind schedule.
It is getting dark.

What are Phrases and Clauses?

December 15th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Read the following groups of words

On the river, of great wealth, in the bottle, every now and then, how to do it

Changing an Exclamatory Sentence into the Reported Speech

December 13th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Exclamatory sentences express a sudden outburst of some emotions such as joy, sorrow, contempt, regret, surprise etc. Common explanatory phrases are given below: