Articles

What Are Articles? Articles are words that define a noun as specific or unspecific. Consider the following examples: After the long day, the cup of tea tasted particularly good. By using the article the, we’ve shown that it was one specific day that was long and one specific cup of tea that tasted good. After […]

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Adverbs

What Do Adverbs Modify? An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb (he sings loudly), an adjective (very tall), another adverb (ended too quickly), or even a whole sentence (Fortunately, I had brought an umbrella). Adverbs often end in -ly, but some (such as fast) look exactly the same as their adjective counterparts. […]

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Adjectives

What Are Adjectives? Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven. Adjectives Modify Nouns Most students learn that adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns. Adjectives do not modify verbs or adverbs […]

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the

the [stressed th ee; unstressed before a consonant th uh; unstressed before a vowel th ee] – /stressed ði; unstressed before a consonant ðə; unstressed before a vowel ði/ Definite Article: 1. (used, especially before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article […]

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How to Write a Great Book Report

Teachers love to assign book reports. Did you ever wonder why? Sure, you could think of it as a cruel attempt to force you to read. But it might be a little more than that! Your teacher’s goal is to broaden your understanding of the world and society. That is what good books do! They […]

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How to Write a Book Report

Writing a book report may not seem fun at first, but it gives you a great chance to really understand a work and its author. Unlike a book review, a book report requires that you give a straightforward summary of the text. Your first step is to pick up the book and start reading. Take […]

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How to Write a Book Report

Writing a book report may not seem fun at first, but it gives you a great chance to really understand a work and its author. Unlike a book review, a book report requires that you give a straightforward summary of the text. Your first step is to pick up the book and start reading. Take […]

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Wait vs Await

Confusing Words: Await Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of Examples: The neighbors await the birth of their first child. Wait Definition: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something Examples: I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets To wait means to not do an action until […]

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