Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Boy the internet mob hate grammar mistake...

Your and You're, get it right!

This is one of the common mistake done in the internet world
e;g 'If your serious about gaming' is actually 'If you're serious about gaming'

Monday, 26 December 2011

Anyway and Anyways, get it right!

Pop Quiz for The Conjunction

Pop Quiz for The Conjunction


1)  Which conjunction is used to connect two equal parts of a sentence?
either until but since after

2)   Which conjunction is used to connect two unequal parts of a sentence?
so or but if and

The Conjunction

What is a Conjunction?

You can use a conjunction to link words, phrases, and clauses, as in the following example:
I ate the pizza and the pasta.
Call the movers when you are ready.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Pop Quiz for The Preposition

Pop Quiz for The Preposition


1)  Which does a preposition come before?
verb or adverb noun or pronoun conjunction adjectivearticle 

2)  A prepositional phrase contains a preposition and
direction place time object adverb

The Preposition

What is a Preposition?

preposition links nounspronouns and phrases to other words in asentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.
A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples:
The book is on the table.
The book is beneath the table.
The book is leaning against the table.
The book is beside the table.
She held the book over the table.
She read the book during class.

The Interjection

What is an Interjection?

An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion. It is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.
You usually follow an interjection with an exclamation mark. Interjections are uncommon in formal academic prose, except in direct quotations.
The highlighted words in the following sentences are interjections:
Ouch, that hurt!
Oh no, I forgot that the exam was today.
Hey! Put that down!
I heard one guy say to another guy, "He has a new car, eh?"
I don't know about you but, good lord, I think taxes are too high!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Pop Quiz for The Adverb

Pop Quiz for The Adverb


1) Adverbs are most often used to give more information about
subjects verbs questions nouns prepositions 

2)  Which kind of word can an adverb describe?
pronoun preposition adjective conjunction article

The Adverb

What is an Adverb?

An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as "how," "when," "where," "how much".
While some adverbs can be identified by their characteristic "ly" suffix, most of them must be identified by untangling the grammatical relationships within the sentence or clause as a whole. Unlike an adjective, an adverb can be found in various places within the sentence.
In the following examples, each of the highlighted words is an adverb:

Friday, 23 December 2011

Pop Quiz for The Adjective

Pop Quiz for The Adjectuve


1)  Which contains an adjective?
old man on Tuesday she said and you afternoon

2)   Which contains an adjective?
Bill Clinton the fire spread got married very busy piece of pie

The Adjective

What Is An Adjective?

An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. An adjective usually precedes the noun or the pronoun which it modifies.
In the following examples, the highlighted words are adjectives:
The truck-shaped balloon floated over the treetops.
Mrs. Morrison papered her kitchen walls with hideous wall paper.
The small boat foundered on the wine dark sea.
The coal mines are dark and dank.
Many stores have already begun to play irritating Christmasmusic.
battered music box sat on the mahogany sideboard.
The back room was filled with largeyellow rain boots.

Pop Quiz for The Pronoun

Pop Quiz for The Pronoun


1)  A pronoun takes the place of
a noun a preposition an adjective a verb a conjunction

2)  Which is not a subject pronoun?
we it they her you

3)  Which is not a plural pronoun?
you us themselves it we

The Pronoun

What is a Pronoun?

pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun. You use pronouns like "he," "which," "none," and "you" to make your sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.
Grammarians classify pronouns into several types, including the personal pronoun, the demonstrative pronoun, the interrogative pronoun, the indefinite pronoun, the relative pronoun, the reflexive pronoun, and the intensive pronoun.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Pop Quiz for The Noun

 Pop Quiz for The Noun

1)  Which is not a noun?
yellow dog notebook Colorado face

2)  Which is not a noun?
homework day Sunday said airplane

3)  Which is not a noun?
computer under pencil dream movie

The Noun

What is a Noun?

noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn. The highlighted words in the following sentences are all nouns:
Late last year our neighbours bought a goat.
Portia White was an opera singer.
The bus inspector looked at all the passengers' passes.
According to Plutarch, the library at Alexandria was destroyed in 48 B.C.
Philosophy is of little comfort to the starving.
A noun can function in a sentence as a subject, a direct object, anindirect object, a subject complement, an object complement, anappositive, an adjective or an adverb.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Pop Quiz for The Verb

  Pop Quiz for The Verb


1)  Which is not a past form of a verb?
was had looked spoke hear

2)  Which is not a present form of a verb?
are saw has talk speak 

3)  Which is not a plural form of a verb?
are were am have do

The Verb

The first item that we are going to look at is the verb

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.
In each of the following sentences, the verb or compound verb is highlighted:

The Part of Speech

Aright, so the first ammunition to prepare us in the cruel Grammar world is to recognized the part of speech

Traditional grammar classifies words based on eight parts of speech: the verb, the noun, thepronoun, the adjective, the adverb, the preposition, the conjunction, and the interjection.
Each part of speech explains not what the word is, but how the word is used. In fact, the same word can be a noun in one sentence and a verb or adjective in the next. The next few examples show how a word's part of speech can change from one sentence to the next, and following them is a series of sections on the individual parts of speech, followed by an exercise.