Compound words and their meanings

English has a number of words that make the language confusing for those who are just learning the language. They include homophones, homonyms, compound words, and word pairs which look and sound similar but have different meanings. Compound words which can be one word or two can be especially confusing. Here we will look atContinue reading “Compound words and their meanings”

Your best guide for the verb tenses

There are 12 main tenses in the English language, the result of the following combination of tenses and aspects: Present Past Future Present perfect Past perfect Future perfect Present progressive Past progressive Future progressive Present perfect progressive Past perfect progressive Future perfect progressive The Simple Verb Tenses To begin, let’s take a closer look at the simpleContinue reading “Your best guide for the verb tenses”

Kinds of noun

What is noun A noun is a part of speech that names a person, place, thing, idea, action or quality. Kinds of nouns Common noun Nonspecific people, places, things or ideas. Man, city, relegion etc……. Proper noun Specific people, places, things etc…… Albert Einstein, London etc…… Abstract noun Something that you can not perceive withContinue reading “Kinds of noun”

Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and homophones

Difinitions Antonyms : are words that mean the opposite. Synonyms : are words that have the same meaning. Homonyms : are words that sound and spelled the same, but have different meanings. Homophones : are words that have the same pronunciation, but have different spelling and meaning. Examples Antonyms Old, Young White, Black Boy, GirlContinue reading “Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and homophones”

Types of sentences

A sentence is the largest unit of any language. In English, it begins with a capital letter and ends with a full-stop, or a question mark, or an exclamation mark. The sentence is generally defined as a word or a group of words that expresses a thorough idea by giving a statement/order, or asking a question, orContinue reading “Types of sentences”

Most common adjectives in English

What is an adjective? It’s a word that modifying the meaning of a noun or the pronoun . Types of adjectives : Descriptive adjectives : New, old, big, little, fast, slow… Possessive : my, his, our, your, their, her,his,hers, mine, its, theirs, ours… Quantitative : first, second, third, few, all… Interrogative: which, what, whose… DemostrativeContinue reading “Most common adjectives in English”

Conjunctions

What is a conjunction? It is a connective word that links words, phrases and clauses. Types of conjunctions : Coordinating conjunctions : (for, but, and, nor, or, yet, so) Subordinating conjunctions : (While, Where, When, Until, Unless, Though, Since, Because, Although , After, If, Even if) Correlative conjunctions : (either… Or, both… and, whether… or,Continue reading “Conjunctions”

What is syntax?

The definition of syntax : The word “syntax” comes from the Ancient Greek for “ordering together.” syntax refers to the set of rules that determines the arrangement of words in a sentence. It is also the set of rules that helps readers and writers make sense of sentences. So Syntax is one of the majorContinue reading “What is syntax?”

The differences between (need, must, have to)

1-Need Need is used for necessity. Examples : In summer we need to drink water more often. We nneed to eat in order to survive. Don’t need to: Not to do something, because there is no need for it. Examples : I don’t need to take my passport, ID card is accepted. You You don’tContinue reading “The differences between (need, must, have to)”

General rules for active and passive voice

Active : what subject does. Passive : The focus is on the action. Examples: Active : Tony killed Ravan . Passive : Ravan was killed by Tony. Conclusion: Active = subject + object Passive = object+be+v3+by subject Examples : Active: he is following us. Passive: we are being followed by him Active : I amContinue reading “General rules for active and passive voice”