Grammar

Active and Passive Adjectives

Adjectives can be used with active or passive voice.

Adjective and Noun Collocations

Adjectives and nouns can have a particular collocation to convey a specific meaning.

Adjectives + To Infinitives

Some adjectives can be followed by the to-infinitive form of verbs to express feelings or reactions.

Adjectives used only in Attributive Position

Some adjectives are only used in the attributive position.

Adjectives used only in Predicative Position

Some adjectives are only used in the predicative position.

Adverbial Subordinate Clauses

Adverb or Adverbial subordinate clauses are a combination of words that act like an adverb.

Adverbial Subordinate Clauses

Adverbial subordinate clauses are word combinations that act like an adverb. They are dependent clauses.

Adverbs Formation

Adverbs are expressions that function as modifiers of other elements in the clause. They can provide a wide range...

Adverbs of Attitude

Adverbs of attitude express the speaker’s attitude towards an action. They are generally used to refer to whole sentences...

Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of degree are used to provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.The main adverbs of...

Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of degree or intensifiers are used to provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.

Adverbs of Degree: Intensifiers

Adverbs of degree or intensifiers provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency are used to give information about the frequency of an event.The main adverbs of frequency are:...

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency are used to provide information about the frequency of an event.

Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner are used to provide information about the way (how) something is done.

Adverbs of Place

Adverbs of place provide information about the place of an action.

Adverbs of Time

Adverbs of time are used to provide information about the time.

Agent in Passive Voice

Agent represents the person or a thing that performs the action, subject of an active sentence.

All vs Every vs Each

All, every and each are words used to make generalizations.

All vs Whole

All and whole refer to complete, entire things. They have similar meanings but they are used in different ways.

Alternatives to If

There are other conjunctions that we can to introduce conditionals.

Another vs Other vs The other

Another, other and the other look similar but they have differences in meaning.

Articles with Abstract Nouns

Abstract nouns are nouns that refer to intangible things. They fall into two classes: countables and uncountables.

Attributive and Predicative Adjectives

Adjectives can be attributive or predicative, depending on their position.

Auxiliary use of Need

The verb need is both an ordinary verb and an auxiliary-modal verb.

Auxiliary Verbs

An auxiliary verb is a helping verb that has no meaning on its own but gives functional and grammatical...

Be going to

To be going to is a structure that refers to the future.

Be going to

We can use be going to to express commands, predictions and things that are about to happen.

Be to + Infinitive in Passive Voice

We find to be to + infinitive to discuss official arrangements, orders or official instructions.We use the passive form...

Before as Conjunction

Before is used as a conjunction to refer to the order of actions in a sentence.

Can and Could: Modals of Ability

Could is the past form of the modal verb can. These are types of modal auxiliary verbs used to...

Can: Modals of Ability

The verb can is a modal verb used to express the idea of ability or opportunity, to express the...

Causal Clauses

Causal clauses express the cause or the reason of the main clause.

Cause and Effect Conjunctions

Cause and effect conjunctions are used to introduce clauses with the purpose to express the concept of cause and...

Changes of Modal Verbs in Reported Speech

Some modals in reported speech also shift back in time just like tenses do.

Changes of Pronouns in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we change the first person pronouns according to the subject of the reporting verb.

Changes of Tenses in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we shift the sentence’s tense back.

Clauses of Purpose

Expressions of purpose link two clauses expressing purpose and reason.

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns refer to a noun describing groups of two or more people, animals or things.

Common Adjective and Preposition Combinations

Certain adjectives are used only with specific prepositions.

Common Noun and Preposition Combinations

Noun and preposition combinations are common collocations of nouns and prepositions.

Common Prepositions

Prepositions are small words that connect elements in a sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about...

Comparative Clauses: As … as

The comparative of equality (as…as clause) is used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities...

Comparative Correlative Clause: The… the

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs are used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities between...

Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs

The comparison of adjectives and adverbs is used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities...

Comparisons with Like

Like as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

Compound Nouns

A compound noun is a noun formed by a combination of words.

Compound Nouns for Jobs

A compound noun is a noun formed by two or more existing words which are combined to create a...

Concessive Clauses – 1

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main...

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