Learning a language is not easy, let alone mastering it, especially a second language. This blog provides information and tools not only to learn but also to master the English language.
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Sunday, April 19, 2020
The Grammar Basics
Effective writing means knowing, learning, and
understanding the grammar basics
Knowing the Grammatical Terms
the rules of grammar does not mean you will become a good writer, but it will
certainly help you avoid bad writing. In addition, knowing the essentials of
grammar may give you the following advantages:
clarity to your writing
credibility to your readers
grammatical terms is essential for effective writing because these grammatical
terms provide a common language for talking about good writing.
the Eight Parts of Speech
grammar basics means knowing theeightparts of speech in English words and
names a person, place, or thing.
can besingular(referring to only one) orplural(referring to more than one).
Generally, you make a singular noun plural by adding an “s”; however,
some nouns do not follow this general rule:
nouns arecountable, e.g.books, while some are
can bepossessive(indicating ownership).
e.g.Tom and Jerry’shouse(NOTTom’sand Jerry’s house)
Atransitiveverb carries an object; anintransitiveverb does not.
The burglartookthemoney. (direct object:money)
The childis sleepinglike a baby. (an intransitive verb)
verbs can bebothtransitive and intransitive.
e.g. Weare eatingourdinner. (transitive)
Shesingsfolk songs. (transitive)
transitive verbs can be used in thepassive
The suspectwas shotby the police officer.
The moneywas takenby the burglar.
The moneywas sentby my parents.
Of course, there are other
parts of speech you need to learn, as well, including adverbs, pronouns,
adjectives, and prepositions etc. Once you are familiar with the grammar
basics, then you can begin writing. With more practice, you can become an