Category: English Grammar

Verb Tenses

Verb Tenses: 1:- The Tense of a Verb shows the time, state and degree of the completion of the action. There are three main Tenses- (I) The Present Tense, which shows that the action is done at the present time; as, I go to school. (II) The Past Tense, which shows that the action was done …

Kinds of Verb

Kinds of Verb: (1) A Verb is a word that expresses some action, feeling or existence; as, He reads a book. She is a nice girl. Here reads and is are Verbs. (2) Sometimes a Verb consists of more than one word; as I have done my duty. We shall attend the meeting. In the above …

The Position of the Article

The Position of the Article: (I) The article is generally placed- (a) Before a Noun; as, a pen, a girl. (b) Before the Adjective which qualifies a Noun; as, a nice pen, a beautiful girl. (c) Between the Adjective and the Noun when the sentence or the clause begins with How, So, Too; as, How nice …

Omission of the Article

Omission of the Article: The article is omitted before- (1) A Common Noun used in a general sense; as, Man is mortal. Woman is vain. (2) Proper, Abstract and Material Nouns unless they are used as Common Nouns in a particular or special sense; as, Calcutta is the biggest city of India. Honesty is the best …

Use of the Article

Use of the Article: A, An and The are called Articles. A and An are called Indefinite Articles because they do not refer to any particular or definite person, place or thing; as, an umbrella; a pen; etc. The is called the Definite Article because it always points out some particular object; as, The umbrella I …

The Correct Use of Adjectives

The Correct Use of Adjectives: (1) The Adjective is placed near the Noun it qualifies; as, This is a beautiful garden. This garden is beautiful. Note- When the Adjective stands together with the Noun it qualifies, it is used attributively as in the first sentence. When it stands away from the Noun and is separated by …

Comparison of Adjectives

Comparison of Adjectives: (1) There are three degrees of comparison i.e. positive, comparative and superlative. Positive Degree denotes the simple quality; as, honest man. Comparative Degree denotes comparison between two things or persons; as, this man is more honest than that. Superlative Degree denotes comparison between more than two things or persons; as, He is the …

Adjective and its Kinds

Adjective and its Kinds: What is Adjective? An Adjective is a word that is used to qualify or modify a noun or pronoun; as, A sweet mango. A green coat. A careless boy. The words sweet, green and careless qualify or modify the nouns mango, coat and boy respectively and thus limit their meaning and application. …

Indefinite and Distributive Pronouns

Indefinite and Distributive Pronouns: Indefinite Pronouns: (1) Indefinite Pronouns do not refer to any particular person or thing but to persons and things in general. Indefinite Pronouns are- One, none, they (people), it, all, some, few, other, others, any, anyone, everyone, someone, anybody, everybody, nobody, somebody. Examples- They say God is present in Nature. It is …

Reflexive, Demonstrative and Interrogative Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns: Pronouns that are formed by adding ‘self’ or ‘selves’ to the personal pronouns are called Reflexive Pronouns; as, Singular Plural myself ourselves yourself yourselves himself, herself, itself themselves (I) A Reflexive Pronoun shows that the doer is both the subject and the object of an action; as, She killed herself. They enjoyed themselves. We …