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Commonly Confused Prepositions

Though the prepositions are small words, they are very important ones, and their correct usage is a test of your mastery of the language. This article explains the correct usage of some prepositions that...

What Are Prepositional Phrases?

Prepositional phrases Prepositional phrases begin with a preposition and end with a noun or pronoun. Examples are: By the lake By the ocean Near the window Over the cabinet With us On the roof Under the bed There are two...

Predicative Position Of Adjectives

Adjectives can be placed after be (is, am, are, was, were) and other copular verbs like look, seem, appear, feel etc. In this case, the adjective describes the subject of the sentence. She is beautiful. Our house is small. This car is new, isn’t...

Precis Writing Samples

Summarize the given passage. We all know what we mean by a “good” man. The ideally good man does not drink or smoke, avoids bad language, converses in the presence of men only exactly...

Possessive Pronouns

You will probably have noticed that the possessive pronouns have two forms – my, mine, your, yours etc. The forms my, our, your, his, her and their are actually possessive adjectives, not pronouns. They are used before a noun. My car has come. This...

Possessive Nouns

Follow these rules to create possessive nouns. With singular nouns, add an apostrophe (’) and s. girl: girl‘s manuscript student: student‘s ideas With plural nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe (’) after the s. girls: girls’ manuscript students: students’ ideas...

Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives are words like my, your, his, her, their and our. Possessive adjectives express possession. This is my bag. Where is your daughter? I have never been to their house. It is our duty to serve our country. I saw her husband yesterday. I love my brother. The...

Comparison Using Positive Adjectives And Adverbs

Positive adjectives and adverbs can be used for comparing. Several different grammatical structures are possible. As … as … This structure is used to say that people, things, actions or events are equal in a particular way. A car is as...

Formation Of Plural Nouns

An English noun exhibits a two-way distinction of number: a singular form, denoting one of something, and a plural form, denoting two or more. Here are the guidelines for creating plural nouns. Add -s to form...

Adverbs Of Place

Adverbs of Place tell us where something happens. Examples are: upstairs, here, there, nearby, everywhere, in, out etc. She looked for him everywhere. Please come in. They bought a house nearby. He lives here. The boss has gone out. He was...