Category Archives: Grammar

This category is for posts that teach some aspect of English grammar. English grammar is critical for good writing. For speaking in simple sentences, you might survive without grammar, but to speak complex sentences in the correct tenses, moods, voices, and to have any hope of understanding English structures deeply, you really need to study grammar.

Direct And Indirect Speech.

Teacher Lee. I have found an error in following sentences, and also have corrected them. The sentence 3 is correct (my opinion). 1. Teacher Lee said “…..” 2. “Tennis is a great game!” Roger Federer yelled. 3. CORRECT. 4.”…..,” my … Continue reading

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Reported Speech And The Subjunctive Mood.

Hello everyone. Today, I studied direct speech lesson, and indirect speech too (part one). I learned that indirect speech (or reported speech) usually use present tense and past tense. For example: A- Teacher Lee says that direct speech is very … Continue reading

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Subjunctive Mood.

Here are my sentences about the certain verb “request that”: 1. I requested that my teacher find my problem. 2. My teacher requested that I be patience. 3. He request that I be at class on time. 4. We requested … Continue reading

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A Participle As An Adjective.

Hello, everybody. I cannot ask these questions on Teacher Diana’s posts (stand by me, and also participles) so I decided to post them here. Here is the link, Teacher Diana: http://madrook.ru/glossary/participle/ 1. About adjectives ending “en” like “eaten”. Can we … Continue reading

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Grammar question? Ask the Teachers!

This post is a landing page provided as a place you can visit to answer grammar questions as they come into your mind.  Don’t be shy.  Try to stump the teachers.  We dare you! Please ask your question as follows: … Continue reading

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How Can Noun Infinitives Have A Direct Object?

Hello, everybody. Today, I read on a website the following sentence: To eat solid foods is hard for babies. The website has also explained that “to eat” is the noun infinitive used as the subject of the verb “is”, and … Continue reading

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Adverbial Complement.

Hello, everyone. We know that when we use a linking verb for connecting a subject to a predicate there are three positions: A- Nominal Predicate. B- Adjectival Predicate. C- Adverbial Complement. Examples about Adverbial complement: 1. He is in the … Continue reading

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Is This Sentence Correct Grammatically?

Hello, everybody. I have read the below sentence on a website today: 45 questions to ask to get to know someone. My questions about the sentence are here: 1. Why have the sentence used 3 infinitives? 2. What verb is … Continue reading

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El Condor Pasa (If I Could) by Simon and Garfunkel

In this grammar lesson you will learn how to express what you prefer to do or who you prefer to be using the structure I would rather do… than… and I would rather be… than ….  I would like to … Continue reading

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Verbs

Introduction Verbs are critically important in English because they either express action or describe something’s state of being (state of existence). Some action verbs are hit, see, run, jump, speak, and block. State of being verbs include all forms of … Continue reading

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Prepositions

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Nouns and Pronouns

Introduction A noun is the name of a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun or substitute for the noun. Noun examples: ball, boy, car, dog, fox, girl, … Continue reading

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Interjections

Your browser does not support the audio element. In English, an interjection is a word or phrase that expresses emotion rather than meaning. I thought it might be fun to go over some common interjections. Most interjections are a type … Continue reading

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Conjunctions

Introduction One of the eight parts of speech in English is called a conjunction. A conjunction is a word that can join words, phrases, or clauses. Here are some simple examples: Bread and butter (words) In the morning and in … Continue reading

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Adverbs

Introduction An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers one of the following questions: When? Where? Why? How? (most common question answered by an adverb) How much? (or to what degree?) How Are … Continue reading

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Adjectives

Introduction An adjective is one of the eight parts of speech. An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun and answers one of the following three questions: Which? What kind of? How many? Types of Adjectives Descriptive … Continue reading

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Subjunctive Mood

Introduction In English grammar, a verb has number (singular, plural), tense (present, past, future, et al.), and voice (active, passive) as well as different forms (see, seeing, seen). Another attribute that a verb can possess is called mood. Mood is … Continue reading

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Present Perfect Tense

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Pairs of Things

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Modal Verbs

Introduction This page will teach you about modal verbs, which are sometimes called helping verbs or auxiliary verbs. The information is presented as a Presentation. Wait a few seconds for presentation to load. Click in middle to start. Use keyboard … Continue reading

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