Complex Sentence
  • Complex Sentence

    March 26, 2015

    Sentence Patterns Complex Sentence A sentence with a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses is called a complex sentence.  The subordinate clause has a subject and a verb, but does not make sense without the main clause. The subordinate clause depends on the main clause for exact meaning. Examples: Main Clause Subordinate Clause […]

  • Formal Grammar

    March 23, 2015

    Formal Grammar Theory and Definition Specific Claims for Formal Grammar as a Discipline Claims for formal grammar are too general.   On reading them any thoughtful person is likely to ask, “Just what do they mean?” A definite answer to this question is much more difficult to find, most writers on theory as well as practically […]

  • What is Grammar

    Some definitions: What is Grammar? There are several ways of expressing the ideas or thoughts we have in our minds.  We can make signs, we can carve images, we can paint forms, we can utter cries, we can speak words, and we can write words.  The use of words to express our thought is called language. […]

  • Grammar Basics and Tips

    Grammar Basics Welcome to the grammar lessons of English for Dummies. In this area you will find useful constructions and tips.  Each lesson has practical examples. English Grammar Free exercises, tips and lessons. What is Grammar? Formal Grammar Parts of Speech The basic to start learning English Grammar is to understand the parts of speech. […]

  • Prepositions

    March 21, 2015

    Function Words What is a preposition? In English we cannot have a noun or pronoun modifying a verb directly.  Sometimes it is not desirable to place the noun or pronoun as a direct modifier, even of another noun. We have few little words (about twenty-five in common use) which serve to make the connection indirectly […]

  • Problems with Verbs in English Grammar

    March 13, 2015

    This is a list of problems you will find with verbs in English Grammar. Each of the rules has a very useful formula. 1. Verbs That Require an Infinitive or –Ing Form in the Complement 1.1. Verbs That Require Infinitive 1.2. Verbs That Require Gerund (-Ing Form) 1.3. Verbs That Use either (Infinite Or Gerund) And The Sentence […]