Grammar Basics and Tips
  • Grammar Basics and Tips

    March 23, 2015

    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. […]

  • 4. Adverbs

    March 21, 2015

    Parts of Speech 4. Adverbs What is an Adverb? An Adverb is a word used to modify the meaning of: A verb An Adjective or Another Adverb   Adverbs as a class have no formal identifying features; however, those that are formed from adjectives by the addition of ly are easily recognizable: Adjective Adverb recent […]

  • 3. Adjectives

    Parts of Speech 3. Adjectives What is an Adjective? An Adjective is a descriptive word, used along with a Noun and expresses quality or quantity. Adjectives may be partially or fully determined (or recognized) by their occurrence in one or another of several characteristic positions.   a) After linking verbs as is, seem, look, sound, […]

  • 2. Verbs

    Parts of Speech 2. Verbs What is a verb? A verb is a word used with a Noun (or Pronoun) to tell or state.   Verbs are marked by some of the following formal features: a) Attached ending in –s or es, ed, -n or en, and ing or b) By internal vowel changes.   […]

  • 1. Nouns

    What is a noun? Parts of Speech 1. Nouns A noun is the name of any person, animal, place, or thing. Most nouns are marked by distinctive structural features: a) By s or es for plural in writing, or by s, z, or Iz sounds in speech.   Cat (kae t) Cats (kae ts) Boy […]

  • Parts of Speech

    The Structural Determination of Parts of Speech   We are not so much concerned with defining the parts of speech as with enabling the student to recognize them in context.  The definition of a noun (for example) only becomes meaningful after the student has seen and recognized many particular nouns in particular verb structures.   […]