Found 24 Articles for Sentence Structure: Elements of Grammar

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:51:33


Introduction Nouns or naming words, when used repetitively over and over again, make the sentences long and boring. On the other hand, when Nouns are replaced by Pronouns after they are first introduced in the sentence, the sentences are easy to follow and have a flow to them. They make it easier for the message to be put across. These Pronouns have a number of sub divisions- over twelve but the most important among those are Relative Pronouns, Reflexive Pronouns, Interrogative Pronouns and Possessive Pronouns each of which have their distinct features. While some Pronouns may fall into more than ... Read More

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 04-Jul-2023 16:45:06


Introduction English language has eight parts of speech. The parts of speech with their various functions make English language what it is. Each part of speech has numerous sub divisions and types and each type has a set of characteristics. With the eight parts of speech being Interjections, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Nouns, Pronouns, Adverbs, Verbs and Adjectives, the most commonly required parts of speech without which even the simplest of tenses cannot be constructed are Nouns and or Pronouns and Verbs. In this tutorial, it is Pronouns that will be explored in detail. Pronouns are, simply put, words that inherently ... Read More

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 13:10:57


Introduction English language has eight parts of speech − Noun: Nouns are used to name places, animals, things and people. Pronoun: Pronouns are used for the same purpose but in place of Nouns. Adjective: Adjectives are used to give a description of the Nouns and Pronouns. Preposition: Prepositions or ‘Pre-position’ indicates or is used to indicate its position prior to a Pronoun or a Noun to make meaning in a sentence possible. Verb: Verbs are words that do something or act something, Adverb: Adverbs are used to add to verbs and describe them. Conjunction: Conjunctions are used to ... Read More

Kinds of Nouns

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 13:00:47


Introduction Among all the parts of speech in the English language, noun plays an important role. Let's see what kinds of nouns are there and how they function in sentences. What is a Noun? At first, we need to understand what is a noun. To define, we can say that noun names person, animal, feeling, animate and inanimate object. Some common examples of nouns are man, dog, love, flower, etc. There are various kinds of nouns in the English language. Kinds of Nouns Noun plays a vital role in the parts of speech as it fulfils the ... Read More


Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 12:47:55


Introduction The role of determiners in the English language is important. Determiners specify the meaning of the sentences creating a more distinct explanation. We will know about determiners and the purpose of the same in this tutorial. What is a Determiner? A determiner precedes a noun or noun group to indicate a particular type, including number, quantity, position and so on. It helps to specify the meaning of the sentence. For example, a, an, this, that, first, my are determiners. Primary Classifications of Determiners There are primarily two types of determiners in the English language. These are − General ... Read More

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 13:39:49


Introduction In English grammar, there are a total of eight parts of speech among which, adjectives and adverbs are very important because they define other parts of speech. Adjectives are mainly used to highlight nouns or pronouns, i.e. people, places, animals and things. Adverbs, on the other hand, are used to emphasise verbs, adjectives or adverbs. For example He was very polite. (adjective) He talks very politely. (adverb) In the first sentence, polite is used in reference to a pronoun which is an adjective, while in the second sentence, politely is used with a verb that is an adverb. ... Read More

Action, Linking, and Auxiliary Verb: Definitions, Functions, and Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 06-Dec-2022 11:58:33


Introduction Have you ever wondered what the predicate of a sentence is? You must have observed a recurring theme in all of your sentences. Rather, not a theme but a structure. The subject is placed first, the verb comes second, and the object is placed at the end. For example, look at the sentence: I like eating mangoes. ‘I’ is the subject, ‘eating’ is the verb, and ‘mangoes’ is the object. The verb of the sentence is often called the predicate. Understanding the Different Types of Verbs Now that you’ve learned to identify the predicate or the verb, take a ... Read More

Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 06-Dec-2022 11:48:48


Introduction English Grammar employs the use of something known as indefinite and definite articles so as to change the way we perceive a certain noun. Any or all nouns require some form of articles before them, especially if they wish to identify as specific, singular, or general. An article, therefore, much like an adjective, in a sense that it describes the noun. If you’ve paid attention to the paragraph we wrote, you’ll find we’ve used words like ‘the’, ‘an’, and ‘a’. That is your first introduction to articles. Understanding the Different Types of Articles As aforementioned, articles are much like ... Read More

What Are Collective Nouns?

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 06-Dec-2022 11:44:39


Introduction In day-to-day conversation, we often hear various common words such as band, team, group, etc. These words are examples of collective nouns. A collective noun is the type of noun which is used to exhibit a group of people, animals, or various things. Here, one noun addresses numerous entities. Therefore, the collective noun is important to convey the exact meaning of multiple subjects in the sentence. Definition of Collective Noun Collective noun is the type of noun which looks like a singular noun but it refers to multiple nouns. In short, one noun suffices for multiple people, animals, or ... Read More

What Are Possessive Nouns? Examples, Definition & Types

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 06-Dec-2022 11:34:28

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Introduction How do you exhibit the possession of something? To fulfil this purpose, possessive nouns are used. For instance, to precisely convey that the mobile phone belongs to Rohan, the phrase should be Rohan’s mobile phone. These types of nouns are utilized to a great extent in daily practice. However, there are confusions regarding its usability and how to form it. The primary objective of possessive nouns is to indicate ownership of certain things. What is a Possessive Noun? A possessive noun can be defined as a particular type of noun which displays ownership or possession of definite things. The ... Read More