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Rules English language is very simple yet complicated at times. The difficulties arise while using subject verb agreement which modifies English as language. Follow these rules to avoid subject verb disagreements.1. When there are two or more subjects in a sentence joined by “and”, then the verb is plural.Example:- Boys and girls were fighting.2. When there are two or more subjects in a sentence joined by “and”, referring to the same person or...
Learn We all learn English and use it in our day to day life. The most important part of the language is grammar. Without it, it’s impossible to imagine speaking in English correctly and fluently. Tenses are an important concept in grammar. We use them to speak about the time related incidences as the concept of tenses is based on time. Specific forms  of the verbs are used to denote the various timelines when the event has occurred.  They include past,...
article thumbnail Ourselves, yourselves and themselves are known as reflexive pronouns. Reflexive pronouns are used when the subject and the object refer to same person or thing. My son likes to play himself without my help. Reflexive pronouns include myself, yourself, yourselves, themselves, ourselves, himself, herself, and itself. Whereas, subject pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, you and they. When we use you in the singular, we use pronoun yourself and when...
Camparison Sometimes in English communication,we come across situations where we have to compare two people or things and sometimes we have to  describe an object which is at the upper or lower limit of a quality. In such situations, comparative and superlative adjectives are used. In the following article , these two important aspects of English Grammar are discussed. Comparatives Comparative adjectives are used to compare one thing to another. It mainly...
Twitter Twitter has emerged as one of the biggest online social networking platform in recent years. Everybody wants to join twitter and be heard. From celebrities to high profile politicians to big brands, you can keep up to date on everything happening around you by following Twitter profiles. But, did you know this platform can also help you learn and improve your English fluency. Twitter is a good way to learn English in small doses. The maximum...
Socialmedia English is a global language of communication and hence an extremely important aspect of our day-to-day lives. We all lead a busy life and somehow we show laziness in learning or brushing up our language. For all of us, today we will list down the crucial tips to learn English simply.Three principles to learn EnglishSince it’s a lazy man’s guide, it has to be simple. Here are the three simple tips to learn English.· Learning mode should be...
Tips For Interview Interviews make us nervous and it can be said that nobody is ever hundred percent ready to face an interview. There are always surprises and shocks along the way. But with little preparations you can nail an interview. The preparations start with understanding and then using phrases and vocabularythat helps you establish a great impression. Today, let us share our opinion on how to succeed in an interview. 3 Tips to achieve success in an...
Introducation In an interview or at the beginning of a new year in a classroom, there is one thing we all are made to do – introduce ourselves. What would you say to an introduction like this-'Hi, my name is Karan Malhotra and I have completed my high school from XYZ School'. Not impressive, no? Introductions back then were easy, but in the formal world of today, to make an impression with your introduction, requires a certain skill. Today, let us look at a...
Oxymoron Words carry great power. In English, a number of words denote a different meaning depending on the situation. Some of these words represent a much more detailed information about a specific event, which you want to portray. For instance, I will be crushed in this train. The sentence doesn’t actually mean that you will be crushed but instead it means the train is overcrowded.Figures of speech when used appropriately causes a great impact in your...
adjectives_adverbs Grammar is the strength of English language. When we start learning the language, we often start with the basics of grammar. The concepts that we learn in the beginning include nouns, verbs, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs. These basics make up grammar more interesting and confusing. Today, let us learn about the correct usage of adjectives and adverbs and how to differentiate between the two. AdjectiveAn adjective is a word...
correct usage Spoken English is different from written English. While most of us speak casually once we get a hold over the language, it still becomes confusing when we use terms such as will and going to. English is the third most common native language in the world, so you will find different people speaking it differently. Being the language of communication worldwide, it is important to understand the concepts right. Will/going toToday, let us...
word Every language has its own significance. English is one such language that is used as a global language of communication.  Each word in English has several meanings. If you read newspaper, then you might come across at least five new words that you haven’t heard of. The context in which the word is used can give away the meaning of the word. But have you ever wondered from where these words were derived? As English is the most preferred...
modal verbs Modal verbs or modal auxiliary verbs are a type of verbs that indicates modality, i.e., likelihood, permission, ability and obligation. Some of the common modal verbs are can, could, may, might and must. Let us understand them briefly.Remember as a kid you asked your parents before going out to play,  “Can I go out to play?” Now, at your work place when you want to leave early, you have to ask for permission, “Could I go home early today?” They...
the English is a language which creates magic with words. What matters is how effectively and purely we use it. When it comes to communication, English has a got supreme status as the global language of communication. On an average, we speak about 500-700 words per day. Out of these 700 odd words, there are some words that we use repetitively in a day. One such word is an article called “the”. Learn the appropriate usage of ‘the’ The definite...
Adjective negative                                       In your day to day life, you meet thousands of people, known and unknown. You might meet them while travelling,  at a friend’s party or in your office. When it comes to workplace, we work with many people including our team, managers, bosses, etc. and it is natural to like some and hate some. At times you may get vocal and discuss about what you don’t like in a specific individual. Adjectives play an important role in describing any person or event....
quantifiers After a long time you meet your friend in the market. Since both of you have bumped into each other while shopping, you start to tell what all you have purchased and the best places to buy them. Quite often when we discuss something we end up expressing the quantity in terms of much, many, lot, little, etc. In English, we call such terms as quantifiers. A quantifier is a determiner or pronoun indicative of quantity. It indicates the number or...
predicate In any language, grammar plays a significant role. It is very essential to comprehend the basics as they are very useful in forming a sentence. A sentence is always made up of subject,verb, predicate and object. They together perform a major role of a building block that completes the sentence formation. Therefore, identifying them is crucial as they will guide you in writing and in speaking good English. Today, we will learn in-depth about...
linking verbs We have been  learning since childhood that verbs convey an action. But do you know there are some verbs that do not show any action. These verbs describe or rename the subject in the sentence and hence, are called linking verbs.A linking verb connects a subject to its predicate without expressing an action. They identify and describe the subject.Examples:· The dogs are barking angrily at the cat.· Kaushik always feels sleepy when he stays up...
root words Every language has its own importance and attractiveness. The same holds true for the English language, which was first used in early medieval period in England. Since then, the language has seen a lot of development and over the course of time it has become one of the most common native languages in the world. A single sentence contains vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation which makes it meaningful. Ever wondered how  are these words formed or...
stative In this fast-paced social world, every situation that takes place gets instantly shared. Most of us want to be the first ones to share it on different social platforms and in our haste, not much attention is paid on the usage of English. Nevertheless, we use English to communicate our emotions and feelings and the language is incomplete without grammar. Whatever you share with your family or friends include some kind of action and a verb...
relatives Often when we talk to someone in English, we carefully use words to keep our sentences short. Sometimes, it so happens that we fall short of words or rather we don’t get the appropriate word to explain a situation. At this time, relative clauses come to save us. Relative clauses provide additional information that define a person or thing, by using relative pronouns. Relative pronouns include that, which, who, whose, where, when, etc., and are...
present ‘Used to’ and ‘would’ are both used to describe repeated actions that occurred in the past. They both explain past situations and are mostly used interchangeably. However, there is a fine difference between the two. Let us know them in detail and learn their proper usage. Used toUsed to – It is used to convey an action that was a past habit and it has occurred at an earlier stage of life but not now. It mainly focuses on the habit. It shows...
uses It’s vacation time so you plan to visit your friend in New Jersey. You arrive at the airport and look for a cab to reach your destination. Unfortunately, before you get a cab, your bag gets stolen away.  You have got your passport, money, debit card and every important document in that bag. Now, you don’t know what to do as you are new to the country. You ask a stranger passing by to help you. You ask him politely, “Could you please help me find a...
palindromes English, as a language, is interesting and funny. In our day-to-day life, learning is a continuous thing. We never stop it. When we start learning English, we start with grammar, which is the backbone of the language. English can never be imagined without grammar. Grammar has many parts to it, and one of them is called palindrome. The probability is that you might be using palindromes in your daily communication, but may not be aware of the...
Made_of and Made_from When good things happen in our life, we share it with our closed ones. This is when you use the language closest to you to share your expressions and feelings. How you communicate your feelings in words or sentences is very important. In a professional world, you may make mistakes, especially when it comes to choosing the right words. Let us look at a common mistake that we tend to make.Made of v/s Made fromHave a look at the following...
    

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