Monthly Archives: January 2016

Question tags – complex sentences – Exercise 3

Exercise in Complex sentence A sentence having one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses is known as complex sentence. Generally, the tag of the main clause is used as the question tag for a complex sentence. But, if the subject of a main clause is first person I,  then the question tag of… Read More »

Question tags -Imperative sentences-Exercise 2

Exercise  in imperative sentences The question tags of  imperative sentences  are always   will you?  or   won’t you? In normal sense, if the sentence is positive,   will you?  is the question tag,   and                                  if the sentence… Read More »

Question tags – Assertive sentences – Exercise 1

The general pattern of question tag is,  Auxiliaries + positive/negative meaning + pronoun of the subject + ? If the sentence is positive, the tag is negative. eg:  He is playing football, isn’t he? If the sentence is negative , the tag is positive. eg:  He is not playing football,  is he? Keeping these facts… Read More »

Voices – Complex sentences – Exercise 6

A sentence having one main clause  and  one or more sub-ordinate clauses is known as complex sentence. If  both the main clause and sub-ordinate clause have objects, its voice can be changed, as done  in assertive sentences.   And also understand that  a  complex sentence may  have opposite  voices in their clauses.  If  the  main… Read More »

Confusing adjectives

Confusing Adjectives.   1  Little,  a little,  the little     ( tells about quantity) Little:   hardly any/ practically no   ( negative  meaning) Eg:  There is little water in the Jar. A little:    some    ( positive meaning) Eg:  A little inspiration can make him confident The little: small quantity  ( relatively smaller than a little)… Read More »

Conversion of degrees of adjectives in sentences

 Conversion of   Degrees  in sentences. Here, in this topic, we are going to study  the   conversions of  degrees of adjectives in sentences. First of all,  let’s go through the following sentences and analyze it. Jacob is  a  clever boy. In this sentence we can see the adjective clever ,  and also the sentence is in… Read More »

Synthetic and Analytic method in degrees of adjectives

  Synthetic and Analytic method in the degrees of adjectives     Degrees of adjectives are used to compare  ‘two’ or ‘more’ nouns to mention the difference in their same quality. Before studying it,   let’s be familiar with adjectives. Words that qualify   nouns  or   tell  about their quality, quantity, kind, number, etc are termed… Read More »

Question tags in complex sentences

Question tags in complex sentences. Sentences having one main clause  and  one or more subordinate clauses are known as complex sentences. Main clause:-                Part of a sentence having a complete meaning Sub ordinate clause:-  Part of a sentence having an incomplete meaning Eg:  Though he worked hard,  he couldn’t perform well in the exam. Here… Read More »

Question tags in imperative sentences

Question tags in imperative sentences. Sentences denoting a  ‘request’,  ‘ advice’,    ‘warning’,   ‘wish’,   ‘order’,   ‘command’,   ‘suggestion’ etc are known as Imperative sentences.  The subject of  imperative sentences is always the second person ‘You.  So  the subject is not generally said or written but it is understood to both the speaker and the listener.  Imperative sentences… Read More »

Indefinite subjects and their pronouns in question tags

Indefinite subjects and their pronouns in question tags. ‘Somebody’          ‘something’        ‘someone’      ‘everbody’            ‘everything’        ‘everyone’ ‘anybody’              ‘anything’           ‘anyone’ ‘nobody’                 ‘nothing’              ‘no one’ These subjects are known as indefinite subjects because they don’t  directly say  ‘who’  or  ‘what’  the subject is. All these subjects are singular. Though   the subjects  ‘somebody’,  ‘someone’,  ‘everybody’,  ‘everyone’,  ‘anybody’,  ‘anyone’,  ‘nobody’,… Read More »

Pronoun of the subjects in question tags

Pronoun of the subjects in question tag. Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. Eg:  Philip said that he saw  a beautiful car. Here, Philip is the noun and he is the pronoun.  That is he is used instead of  the noun Philip to avoid the repetition of the noun like,  Philip said… Read More »