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Usage of correct collective nouns

, if you have to refer to a group of keys, then you should only say “ a bunch of keys”, because the collective noun ‘ bunch’, meaning same as the word ‘group’, matches only with the plural noun ‘keys’. So it is better to say ‘ A bunch of keys’ than ‘ A group of keys’. Likewise it is correct to say as follows,

A herd of cattle.
A fleet of ships.
A brood of hens etc…

Prepositions

      A word used before a noun or a pronoun to denote how the person or thing denoted by it  stands in regard to something else is known as a preposition. The word preposition means ‘  place before’ Eg: at, by, for, from, in, of, off, on, out, through, till, to, up, with, […]

Framing of questions

Before studying to frame questions, we have to learn all the most relevant question words and their purposes and also understand more about the types and patterns of interrogative sentences

If clause and its different types

If clause are in four types. They are ;

1. If clause in zero condition.

2. If clause in simple present tense.

3. If clause in simple past tense.

4. If clause in past perfect tense.

Conditional clause or Imaginary clause or If clause

Whenever a subordinate clause begins with ‘If,’ then the subordinate clause, either denoting a condition or an imagination, can be called as an If clause.

Noun and its different cases

Nominative case   A noun used as the subject in a sentence is said to be in Nominative case.   To get the  nominative case from a sentence, just ask the question  Who?   Eg:-Rakesh called her.   When ask  the question Who?,  we get the subject of the sentence Rakesh as answer.   So […]

Nouns in numbers

Singular Nouns   Nouns denoting one person, place or thing.   Eg.  Bird, brush, school, etc…   Plural Nouns   Nouns denoting two or more than two persons, places or things.   Eg: Birds, two brushes,  three schools, etc…

Noun in genders

1. Masculine Gender. Noun denoting a male human being or animal or bird  etc. Eg: Boy, Lion, Pea cock, etc.. Feminine Gender Noun denoting a female human being or animal or bird etc…   Eg: Girl, Lioness, Pea hen, etc…. Neuter Gender Noun that is neither male nor female.  Or  Nouns without life.   Eg: Table, […]

Noun in its different kinds

Nouns are classified into different kinds. Proper Noun   Denoting the name of some particular persons, places or things.   Eg; Martin, Mary, Delhi, Beijing, Samsung, etc…     Common Noun Denoting a name common to every person, place or thing of the same class or kind. Eg ;  Boy, Girl, School, College, Television, etc…. […]

Parts of speech and their definitions

We know that  a group of letters giving a meaning is called  a word. Eg;  chair, Australia, Jancy, she, good, study, well, on, and, Alas etc… And we also know that  a sentence or a clause or a phrase is made by a group of words. This topic  states that these words are categorized in […]

So that

It is used to combine or rewrite sentences for denoting a purpose. To understand it, let’s look at the following sentences, Mathew saves Rs.5000 every month from his salary.  He wants to buy a Laptop. Of these two sentences, whereas the first one shows an action ( saving Rs.5000 ),  the second denotes a purpose […]

Noun clauses, Adjective clauses and Adverb clauses

Clause A part of a sentence having a subject and a finite verb (  that means a verb with a particular tense form) is known as a clause. To  understand it,  look at the following sentence ; Many of the students promised that they had done the home work when asked by their teacher. In […]

So…that

It is used to combine or rewrite sentences denoting a result. Eg: Mahesh is very tall.  So he can touch the ceiling. Here from the above sentences, we can understand the fact that,  it is Mahesh’s tallness  that makes himself able to touch the ceiling. That is,  his ability to touch the ceiling is the […]

In spite of or Despite

‘In spite of’  or  ‘Despite’ This is used to combine or rewrite sentences denoting contradictory facts. Eg:  1.  Martin was intelligent.  But he could not solve the problem. Although Mary sang beautifully,  she did not get  first prize. Here,  as we can see,   the above two examples show contradictory facts.  These types of sentences can […]

Scarcely……when or hardly…….when

Scarcely……when or  Hardly……..when It is used to combine or rewrite sentences denoting two simultaneous past actions. Eg:  I reached the railway station.  At once, the train arrived.        As soon as I thought of having ice cream, my friend bought one for me. Let’s study step by step how to combine or rewrite sentences with  […]

No sooner ………. than

No sooner……than. It is used to  rewrite sentences denoting two simultaneous past actions  like  ‘As soon as‘ Eg:   No sooner  did he reach the office  than he got a transfer order.   Let’s study the following steps to rewrite sentences.   * First of all, the words  ‘As soon as,   soon,   at once,     when,    scarcely….when,  […]

As soon as

As soon as It is used to denote two simultaneous past actions . That is,  the two past actions happening at the same time.   To understand it, let’s go through the following two sentences. I  reached the railway station.   At once, the train arrived. Here we can see two actions.  Reached   and   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voices – Imperative sentences – Exercise 5

Before going to the exercise,  let’s understand imperative sentences once more. To study Voices,  imperative sentences are divided into Positive meaning and Negative meaning. Each is further divided into 2 types, as shown below. Positive meaning I type Av–>  V + O eg:  Clean the room Pv–>  Let + O + be + V3 eg: […]

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