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Kinds Of Sentences

Sentences can be classified according to their functions. There are four sentence functions in English: declarative, exclamatory, interrogative and imperative. Declarative Declarative sentences state an idea. They end with a full stop. Examples are: Susie smokes. The war is...

Sentence Fragments

Fragments are a common mistake. A sentence must have a subject and a verb. The students worked hard. (Subject – the students; verb – worked) She wrote a story. (Subject –she; verb – wrote) They discussed the problem. (Subject...

English Vocabulary Exercise 7

Sentence completion tasks are very common in competitive exams. They require you to complete a sentence using a word or phrase from the given options. A good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary are absolutely...

English Vocabulary Exercise

Fill in the blanks with the option that has the most appropriate set of words. 1. Reliance is the largest corporation in India and is still …………………………… at a pace that makes the old...

Analysis Of A Simple Sentence

A simple sentence has only one subject and one predicate. The subject denotes the person or thing about which something is said. The predicate includes the verb that describes what the subject is doing....

Sentence Agreement

Subjects must agree with verbs and pronouns must agree with antecedents. The basic rule of sentence agreement is really quite simple: A subject must agree with its verb in number. (The number can be...

Type 2 Conditional | Second Conditional

Here we use a simple past in the if-clause and would + infinitive (bare form of the verb) in the result clause. If you asked, they would help you. If it rained, you would get wet. If you loved her, she would love you. If I had more money, I would buy a new car. If he studied more, he would pass the exam. If I were the...

Direct And Indirect Speech

Reporting verb Reporting verb is the verb which reports the speech. She said, “I am fine.” (Reporting verb: said) He asked, “Can I have more of that cheese?” (Reporting verb: asked) She says, “I am going.” (Reporting verb: says) Said is preferred when there...