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 »

Weak form of ‘not’ with auxiliaries in Question tag.

WEAK FORM OF  ‘NOT’   WITH  AUXILIARIES IN QUESTION TAG We have studied that, to add negative meaning to a  question tag, the weak form of ‘not’, that is  ‘n’t’, is to be added with the auxiliary verb. Here in this topic, we are going to study the  weak form of  ‘not‘ with auxiliary verbs.… Read More »

Reported speech in exclamatory sentences

In exclamatory sentences As we know,  exclamatory sentences are used to denote strong feelings,  and also they have two different patterns, such as, 1  What +   (a + adjective + noun/ pronoun)  + V + S  + O ! (exclamation mark) eg: What a lovely man is your husband ! Before reporting,  change the… Read More »

Reported speech in interrogative sentences

Reported speech in interrogative sentences Interrogative sentences are in two types, that is, 1 Question word beginning interrogative sentences Pattern– QW. + Aux + S + V + O ? Eg: When did he give you the book ? 2 Auxiliary beginning interrogative sentences or  ‘Yes’  or ‘No’ questions Pattern – Aux + S +… Read More »

Reported speech – exceptional rules in imperative sentences

Exceptional rules. Rule 1  When the direct speech expresses a  ‘wish’,  it is to be reported differently from a normal imperative sentence, as explained below; Let’s look the following sentences expressing wishes, May God bless you May the new year materialize your dreams May the coming spring bring you wonderful days Here we can see… Read More »

Reported speech in imperative sentences

Reported speech in imperative sentence. As we know,  imperative sentence is used to denote a ‘wish’, ‘warning’, ‘advice’, ‘order’, ‘command’, ‘suggestion’, ‘request’, etc. Before reporting an imperative sentence,    the reporting verb in the question is to be changed, according to  the sense that the sentence expresses  and also in accordance with the tense form… Read More »

Reported speech in assertive sentences

Reported speech in assertive sentences Here we discuss how to report  a direct speech in assertive sentence. A direct speech in assertive sentence is reported in  ‘two ways’  on the basis of  the absence and presence of reporting objects. I   If there is no reporting object,    (say/says that)  or  (said that) or  (will/shall say that)   is… Read More »