Who vs Whom in English Grammar

Who vs Whom often comes up and sometimes causes confusion. This article explains the difference between these two. Who and whom are both pronouns‏‎ and while they mean the same thing (a person or group of people) they are grammatically different. Subjects vs Objects The subject of a sentence‏‎ is […]

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What is a Subordinating Conjunction?

Let me start by saying that I think the name Subordinating Conjunction is wrong. It doesn’t really describe what they do. When we use one of these so-called subordinating conjunctions we’re not saying they make a phrase subordinate to another; we’re saying they make a phrase need another. A bit […]

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What is a Common Noun?

A simple definition of a noun is that it’s an object or concept; a thing. We can group nouns in various ways. One major group are Common Nouns. Simply put, a Common Noun is a noun which is used to talk about an object or concept. Here are a few […]

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Verbs of Perception in English Grammar

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs‏‎ which are used to talk about sensing: see/look/watch/notice/observe hear/listen to taste smell touch/feel sense in general These verbs can be used in different ways and have certain grammatical conditions attached to them. Continuous (Progressive) Forms Used in continuous forms (aka progressive forms), these […]

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Verbs in English Grammar

When we want to talk about what the subject of a sentence‏‎ does, we use a verb. Verbs tell us about an action; they are sometimes called doing words or action words. Verbs describe what is happening. Here then are some simple verbs: drink, eat, rest, dunk As with many […]

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