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  • Grammatical Number is the term used to describe whether something is singular (just one) or plural (more than one).

    In English this applies to nouns, verbs and determiners and depending on the number the form […]

  • Grammatical Case is used to talk about how nouns and, especially, pronouns‏‎ change their form when they have a different role in a sentence‏‎.

    For example, look at these:

    John loves Leslie.
    Leslie loves J […]

  • admin wrote a new post, Grammarians 39 minutes ago

    In a general sense, a grammarian is a linguist‏‎. One who studies language, in other words.

    However often grammarian is used in a slightly more restricted sense for a person who writes grammar‎ books and looks […]

  • admin wrote a new post, Grammar Nazi 40 minutes ago

    A Grammar Nazi is a pedantic soul who takes pleasure in finding grammatical errors and pointing them out to people. Whether asked or not. Collectively they can be known as the Grammar Police.

    Grammar Nazis will […]

  • When using conditionals‏‎, it is sometimes difficult to know when to use the First Conditional and when to use the Second Conditional‏‎.

    This article looks at how to choose between the two types, and which i […]

  • An Exclamation Mark or ! is a punctuation‏‎ symbol used at the end of a sentence‏‎ to denote strong feeling: surprise, anger, exuberance:

    I love you!

    Get out!

    I won!

    It is sometimes known as a bang, a […]

  • Grammar is the way in which words come together to form sentences‏‎ (or utterances‏‎ in spoken language).

    It is difficult to define this word accurately because people use it in different ways. Some definit […]

  • admin wrote a new post, Emoticons 54 minutes ago

    Emoticons are a modern form of English punctuation.

    Essentially they are a pictorial representation of a human face which are used to give nuance to a text.

    For example, I could write:

    See you on […]

  • Ellipsis (plural ellipses) is a punctuation‏‎ mark or series of marks that usually show something is missing.

    For example, ellipsis:

    indicates an intentional omission of a word or words in a text
    at the […]

  • This question is often asked by new or potential TEFL teachers, especially since many schools in the UK and USA‏‎ do not teach grammar‏‎ as a matter of course and many high school graduates will not know a verb‏‎ […]

  • Saying or repeating exactly what someone has said is called Direct Speech (which is sometimes also called Quoted Speech).

    What a person says appears within quotation marks and is exactly what that person […]

  • We can ask a direct question:

    What time is it?

    Or, if we want to be more formal or polite, we can ask an indirect question:

    Do you know what time it is?

    We make an indirect question by using a phrase […]

  • Sometimes we can have a sentence‏‎ with 2 objects‏‎. We call these the direct objects and indirect objects.

    In sentences with 2 objects, the subject gives the direct object to the indirect object: […]

  • Declarative Sentences are sentences which convey information; in other words, they make a statement. They do not ask a question or give a command.

    Declarative sentences are perhaps the most common forms of […]

  • Although they look similar, dashes and hyphens are used very differently.

    In traditional typography, a hyphen is half the length of a dash although in handwriting and often on computer keyboards they are the […]

  • Sentence Connectors are words used to link sentences together.

    There are several types of connectors. Each one of them is used to express a different relationship between ideas, like:


    I was in a […]

  • A Conditional is a kind of sentence‏‎ which uses a word such as if. It talks about situations which are not real and imagines what might happen.

    There are 3 main types of conditional sentences each used in a s […]

  • The Conditional Mood is the form of the verb used in conditional sentences to refer to a hypothetical situation or an uncertain event that is dependent on another set of circumstances.

    In other words, the […]

  • A conditional usually consists of 2 clauses known as the main clause and the conditional clause.

    The conditional clause usually begins with words like if or unless:

    {conditional clause}, + {main […]

  • In grammar‏‎ a complement – not to be confused with a compliment! – is a way to provide more information about the subject or the object of a sentence‏‎.

    He is gorgeous!

    Did you like the present she gave yo […]

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