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 subjectExamples : Active: he is following us.Passive: we are being followed by him Active : I am buying a pen . Passive…… Continue reading General rules for active and passive voice

Affixes: the building blocks of English

what do we mean by affix???? Affix is the part of a word that occurs at the beginning of the word , or in the middle or at the end, and changes the meaning of the word. Types of affixes : 1-prefixes :is the affix that we add at the beginning of the word, and…… Continue reading Affixes: the building blocks of English

Conditionals

conditionals or the “if clauses” : They describe the result of something that might happen or might have happened but didn’t , so they are made to use different English verb tenses. kinds of conditionals: The Zero Conditional: This conditional is used when the result will always happen.(if + present simple, … present simple) for…… Continue reading Conditionals

Reported speech

We use the reported statements when we want to tell someone what the other person said or asked. For example : Direct speech: I like coffee . Reported speech: She says (that) she likes coffee . We don’t need to change the tense, but we do need to change the ‘person’ from ‘I’ to ‘she’,…… Continue reading Reported speech

Question forms

There are two main kinds of questions: The ‘yes / no’ kind need the answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’. For example: Do you like chocolate? Is he from India? A ‘wh’ one needs more information in the answer. It uses a question word like ‘where’, ‘why’, ‘how’ etc. For example : Where do you live? Where…… Continue reading Question forms

Stative verbs and dynamic verbs

Stative verbs describe states that last for some time, so we call them non-continuous, and we can’t use them for continuous tenses like the present continuous, or the future continuous. Here is a list of some stative verbs : Some Stative verbs : likeknowbelongloverealisefithatesupposecontainwantmeanconsistneedunderstandseempreferbelievedependagreeremembermattermindrecogniseseeownappearlook (=seem)soundtastesmellhearastonishdenydisagreepleaseimpresssatisfypromisesurprisedoubtthink (=have an opinion)feel (=have an opinion)wishimagineconcerndislikebehave Dynamic verbs describe an…… Continue reading Stative verbs and dynamic verbs

Modal verbs

The modal verbs in English grammar are can, could, may, might, must, need not, shall/will, should/ought to. The use of modal verbs : ability permission possibility obligation Prohibition Lack of necessity Advice The differences between the modal verbs and the normal verbs: 1: They don’t use an ‘s’ for the third person singular. 2: They make…… Continue reading Modal verbs

The importance of being bilingual

Fortunately, more and more people of all ages and backgrounds are learning languages today. In fact, more than half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual. So what are those who speak only one language missing out on? Increased Creativity Furthermore, being bilingual helps to improve your creativity. Bilingual children or adults have been…… Continue reading The importance of being bilingual

Types of adverbs

Adverbs describe verbs , adjectives, and even other adverbs. They specify when, where, how, and why something happened and to what extent or how often. Types of Adverbs Adverbs of time Adverbs of manner Adverbs of degree Adverbs of place Adverbs of frequency Here is a brief explanation of the adverbs contains the meaning of…… Continue reading Types of adverbs

Parts of speech

Part of speech is one of  basic English grammar consist of nine main categories into which words are classified according to their functions in sentences, such as nouns or verbs. Parts of Speech nounspronounsverbsadjectivesadverbsprepositionsconjunctionsarticles/determinersinterjectionsSome words can be considered more than one part of speech, depending on context and usage.Interjections can form complete sentences on their own. Every sentence you write…… Continue reading Parts of speech