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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 + […]

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 […]

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 […]

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