Last Updated : 15 May 2014
Basic English Grammar Rules and Examples

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  • Noun

    Five Types of Nouns such as 1.Common, 2. Proper, 3.Collective, 4.Abstract and 5.Material noun.

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  • Pronoun

    Learn to identify the different categories of pronouns such as personal, reflexive, emphatic, demonstrative etc.

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  • Adjective

    An Adjective is a word which qualifies a noun or pronoun or adds something to its meaning.

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  • Adverb

    Adverbs are a major class of words, an adverb is used to modify an adjective, a verb or other adverb .

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  • Verb

    A verb is an action word. It indicates the action in the present, past and future tenses.

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  • Preposition

    Prepositions are words that show a relationship between a noun or a pronoun and another in the sentence.

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  • Conjunction

    Understanding and identifying compound, coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions.

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  • Interjection

    Interjection has two types such as Mild Interjection and Strong Interjection.
     

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  • Infinitive

    The infinitive is the base form of a verb and it is often preceded by the word to.
     

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  • Articles

    They are the most common English determiners, beginning a noun phrase and typically followed by a noun.

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  • Compound Words

    Compound words will meet noun with verb, gerund, adjective and preposition with noun.

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  • Homophones

    Homonyms, which is proof that it is not only knowing how to spell words correctly that is important

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  • Interchanges

    Interchange of Parts of speech, 61 Important Verbs - Nouns and Adjectives, List of Adjectives and Adverbs.

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  • Subject & Predicate

    The sentence and its parts. Understanding and identifying simple subjects and predicates.

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  • Phrasal Verbs

    A list of phrasal verbs and their meanings, Phrasal Verbs Exercises in English Grammar.

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  • Sentence Patterns

    The definition of SVOCA and theirs examples, Review Exercises of all Sentence Pattern.

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  • Gerund

    List of gerunds with examples, uses of the gerund, gerund using verb, preposition expressions.

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  • Participle

    Participle definition and its uses, exercises and worksheets for present participle and past participle.

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  • Idioms and Phrases

    A list of idioms and phrases with definitions, examples and worksheets.
     

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  • Spot the Errors

    Spot the errors using on articles, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, gerund, etc,.

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  • Punctuation

    A form of punctuations, the most common punctuation symbols with examples and definitions.

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  • British & American English

    British English vs American English, explanation through pictures.

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  • Question Tags

    Rules of question tags, statements with and without auxiliaries.
     

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  • Reporting The Dialogue

    General rules, examples, exercises and worksheet in dialogue.

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Grammar Reference Skills

1. What are content words and structural words?
Nouns, adjectives, main verbs, adverbs, demonstratives and interrogatives are content words. Articles, personal and relative pronouns, auxiliary verbs, prepositions and conjunctions are structural words.
2. What are quasi-modals?
The modals “used to” need and dare to are quasi or semi modals.
3. What are loan words?
Loan words are words and phrases that are borrowed from other languages. Examples : 1. Viva voice and 2. Bon voyage.
4. Which auxiliaries are used for probability and possibility?
1. Probability - will, ought
2. Possibility - can, could, may, might
5. What is a defining relative clause?
When the clause defines the noun it qualifies it is known as a defining relative clause.