One of the basic things that you need to know as a learner of the English language is that you should know the rules of grammar while at the same time improve your vocabulary. Vocabulary refers to the list of words that you should know in order to communicate with others in everyday life in English.
Grammar and vocabulary are therefore the twin major aspects of the language and you can learn them using traditional means or through ordinary easy methods. You need to study the rules, read books on miscellaneous topics in the language and pay attention to the instructions and signs on products of everyday use.
Look Up a Grammar Book: A grammar book will acquaint you with the rules of the language and increase your vocabulary. These books can be purchased online or from stores and explain the basic principles of formulation and construction of sentences, subject-verb agreement and help you with useful words which recur in the language.
By going through the rules continuously, you can use the grammar and vocabulary books for getting a basic understanding of the language and then apply the laws to eve... Read more...
Stay corrected the next time you speak wrong English! Okay, here’s how to proceed. First off, remember the thumb rule – Communication. The person who is keen to learn the nuances of the language should know that their writing should be correct grammatically.
Several word processing tools are equipped with programs for grammar correction, although since the rules governing the language are miscellaneous, there are actually a few programs that identify the grammatical errors. Moreover, if the program identifies the mistake, it cannot suggest solutions as that requires knowing about the intention of the author. Hence, it is best that the tool for grammar correction should not be automatic, but manual.
Practice reading aloud. Remember that the basis of any language is oral. Kids learn to speak before learning to read. This makes some people understand and identify errors in the language when heard, rather than when they are read. Reading makes the mind agile to pick up problems such as misspelled words, typographic errors, and spelling errors, quickly and effortlessly, which the consci... Read more...
The agreement of the verb with the subject happens to be one of the major ingredients in the understanding and learning of English grammar. It is nothing but the following of a few simple rules. The subject as well as verb of each clause should be in agreement with the number. However, despite the apparent simplicity of the rule, you will often come across people who get the subject and verb wrong in so many sentences. It is important to understand the basics of writing and reading English grammar.
If you are to write and speak the language properly, it is important to give the learner lots of options to practice the agreement of the verb with the subject. Make ensure that the activities that are given for practice are interactive and fun to learn. This will help them master the fundamentals and basics of the language.
Practice Interesting Exercises
Make sure about a Newspaper Search: Offer the learner with a newspaper and make sure that they choose a story which is of interest to them. The kids’ section of the newspapers is of interest to the persons or learners and these hav... Read more...
Irrespective of the language that you are trying to pick up, one thing to remember while you are in the learning process is that you should be interactive. Whether it is English, Spanish or French, speaking or writing the language will make sense when you follow the rues of the language. If you follow the rules of grammar, it will make you as a writer or speaker look professional. The best way to learn English is perhaps through worksheets and grammar exercises. This is the best way to pick the language up, something that reading English books or listening to CDs does not give you.
English is an intricate language and hence, its nuances may be a tad tough to get. The matter is perhaps true if you are an English native, but are not aware of the rules of the language. However, you need to understand the little details of the grammar and learn to apply the concrete written and spoken principles to each lesson that you learn. One of the best ways through which this can be done is through the interactive approach.
Communication is the Key
Practice makes Perfect: First of all, you sho... Read more...
It might be confusing to many of us between choosing ‘I’ and ‘me’ while using them in a sentence. That is because both the words refer to me. While constructing sentences, you need to remember that both the words are personal pronouns. As a pronoun, the words stand in place of the nouns as they can replace the names of people. ‘I’ and ‘me’ are also used in the first person and this means when they are spoken from the point of view of the person who is speaking. Moreover, ‘I’ and ‘me’ are personal pronouns and refer to a single person.
The sentences are made of two parts in general. One of them is the person, place or thing which is being spoken about in the sentence. It is known as the subject of the sentence. The second part talks about the subject, the part which describes what the subject is doing or what its situation or condition is. This part is the predicate, and generally comprises a verb and a few descriptive words or phrases.
A sentence is also made of an object and you should remember that the action that a lot of verbs indicate may not be c... Read more...
English grammar is easy and you can easily form a correct sentence if you know the basic differences on what are they, how are they used and when are they used. Truly speaking, grammatically correct sentences sound more thoughtful than incorrect sentences.
What is article?
Articles are adjectives which are generally used to describe a noun. There are mainly two types of articles in English language. One is ‘the’ the other ‘a/an’
What is ‘The’ in English grammar?
In English grammar ‘The’ is called the definitive article. It is generally used to refer to a particular noun.
What is ‘A/An’ in English grammar?
In English grammar ‘A/An’ is called the in-definite article. In order to specify a non-specific and non-particular noun we generally use the term.
Lets know about the basic difference between the use of definite article ‘The’ and indefinite article ‘A/An’. Then we can understand what we mean by definite article and indefinite article.
It is important to construct sentences which are correct. In order to construct a correct sentence in English, we need to know the different aspects of constructing a sentence. If we know ‘what’, ‘how’ or ‘when’ a particular word should be used, it is easier.
What are determiners?
In English, determiners are words which are mostly used to:
- Define a noun which can be a thing or a person
- State the quantity or the amount of things or people
- State the possessives
- State specificity to a thing or a person
- State how things or the person can be distributed
- State, how one noun is different from the other nouns?
- State whether something or someone is not specific
There are different types of determiners in English language. Each of those specific determiners is used by following few rules of grammar. The use of determiners mainly depends on the type of noun that we are trying to describe. The standard rule of using determiners is:
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The building blocks of constructing a correct sentence are parts of speech. Parts of speech are also used as the first step to teach students about good grammar. One has to understand the use of it and how they are put into the sentence to create a reading material in English which sounds right. It is always better to start with the basics and then move towards a complex sentence.
As a teacher you can use the following steps to let your students understand about parts of speech.
- One must first begin by learning about the noun. Noun can be a person, a thing or even an idea. It can be names of people, places and things like dogs cats, Victoria or even London.
- First as a teacher request your students to list noun (person name, a thing or an idea) that are coming on their mind.
- After the list of nouns is done, instruct them to describe the nouns that are listed. Put those descriptive words in front of the sentences that are used. Let your students learn that the descriptive words are adjectives and an adjective is used to describe a noun.
When constructing a sentence for the listener to understand, it has to be proper and also grammatically correct. Grammar is very important for a profound reflection of any thought which is better for a reader or a listener.
In English grammar, you have to know about how you want to put the word into the sentence for a correct construction. In order to construct a sentence correctly you have to know how to use the word and when to use the word. ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ are quantifiers.
When do we use ‘Some’ and ‘Any’?
We use ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ when we do not know the amount or the quantity of something.
Example of Use of ‘Some’ and ‘Any’
- I saw 7 deer when I moved deep into the jungle with my fellow travelers.
Here we know the number of deer that we saw when we were moving into the jungle. So we do not use ‘Some’ or ‘Any’.
- I saw some deer when I moved into the jungle with my fellow travelers.
Here we do not know the number of deer that we saw when we moved... Read more...
The three main components of your writing structure are grammar, usage of words and style of the writing. It is also important that as you are writing you should try to make it as reader friendly as possible. This is because unless the reader understands what you write there is no point of writing at all. You may have an idea that clear sentences and paragraphs are enough for a good piece of writing. But it has been seen that it is not. There are a lot of other things which you need to keep in mind. It is important that you give attention to the idea which you present and the structure of the document.
The way your present your ideas should be well structured. This means the main idea of the document should have a natural flow and information should not crop just like that. This creates a hitch in your writing and the writer is not able to sail through the piece smoothly. It is important that you break your writing into sections and subsections so that the focus of the reader does not get lost. This way they are able to get your idea in a better manner.
It is a good idea to use headers and sub-headers in the page. This... Read more...