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Archives for May 5th, 2014

Online English Course: English 101 (English Basics)

  Welcome to English 101 Introduction It is always helpful to keep a dictionary, thesaurus and any language to English translation dictionaries handy when learning English either for the first time or if you just want a better understanding of the English language. If you are a visual learner, it may also help to write […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 9: Determining Parts of Speech

  Determining Parts of Speech The part of speech of a word can be identified from its form and meaning. The form of a word refers to the ending it takes and what position it takes in a sentence. Form alone gives us a lot of information on the part of speech of a word. […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 8: Conjunctions

  Definition A conjunction is a word or words used to show the relationship between one notion and another notion. There are two main types of conjunction: the coordinative conjunction, which joins phrases of equal importance and rank, and the subordinative conjunction, which joins a phrase with another phrase that is dependant on it. Coordinative […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 7: Interjections

Definition An interjections is a word or group of words that is used to express surprise, fear, pain or other emotions. It is not grammatically related to other words in a sentence, so it functions independently. It may be followed by an exclamation point or may be included in a sentence set off by a […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 6: Verbs

  Definition A verb is a word or group of words expressing an action, a condition or a state of being. Categories of Verbs Action verb describe physical or mental action. A transitive verb is a verb having a direct object. An intransitive verb is a verb having no object. (Note: When passive voice are […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 5: Prepositions

  Definition A preposition connects or shows the relationship between a noun, pronoun and phrase to other parts of the sentence. Whatever object or phrase the preposition is introducing is called the object of the preposition. Each bold word in the following sentences are examples of prepositions: The box is on the desk. The box […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 4: Adverbs

  Summary of the Lesson In the previous lesson, we know that an adjective can be used for giving more information about a noun. However, adjectives can only be used to modify a noun. If we want to modify a verb or an adjective, we need to use an adverb. Adverbs can also be used […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 3: Adjectives

Definition An adjective is a part of speech used as a modifier that describes a noun or pronoun: 1. Traditional toys are still popular. 2. You have an interesting job. 3. Your suggestions are helpful. 4. You are gorgeous. Positions of Adjectives There are three positions where an adjective can be placed – before a […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: Basic Parts of Speech: Lesson 2: Pronouns

  Definition A pronoun replaces a noun in a sentence. The noun that is replaced is called an antecedent. Pronouns can be classified in following different ways: Types of Pronoun Personal Pronoun Type Nominative Possessive Objective Possessive Noun Singular First Person I my me mine Second Person you your you yours Third Person he his […]

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Online English Course: English Grammar: English Parts of Speech: Lesson 1: Nouns

  Definition A noun represents a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns are used in sentences in two different ways: as subjects (performers of action), or objects (receivers of action). The word comes from the Latin “nomen,” meaning “name.” Word classes like nouns were first described by the Sanskrit grammarian Pāṇini and ancient Greeks like […]

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