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  • Past Participles Used As Adjectives
    on Apr 10, 2010 in grammar
    Many past participles can be used as adjectives.  Some past participles commonly used as adjectives are bored, excited,  shattered, broken, torn, surprised, disoriented, intoxicated, drunk, written, classified. bored is formed from the verb...
  • Using Phrasal Prepositions
    on Mar 14, 2010 in grammar
    Phrasal prepositions are very commonly used in English sentences. The following phrases can be used as prepositions.instead ofWe usually drink tea for breakfast, but this morning we drank coffee instead of tea because there wasn't even one teabag le...
  • Using Prepositions
    on Mar 14, 2010 in grammar
    Prepositions are words that specify time, place and direction. There are three types of prepositions.Prepositions of timeA few common prepositions of time are in / at / on / for / during / sinceUsing inPlease don't leave this room. I'll be right ba...
  • Using Conjunctions
    on Mar 7, 2010 in grammar
    Definition of conjunctionsConjunctions are one of the eight parts of speech in the English language. They link or join words, phrases and clauses. There are three kinds of conjunctions.Coordinating Conjunctions (first kind of conjunctions)A few co...
  • Using Similes
    on Mar 1, 2010 in Vocabulary
    There are many similes in the English language. Some very common similes that can be applied in both spoken and written English are:Note: similes is pronounced "si-mi-lis NOT "si-miles"as black as charcoal (to show emphasis on something that looks...
  • Present Participles Used as Adjectives
    on Feb 27, 2010 in Adjectives
    Present participles are verb+ing such as annoying, blaring, caring, dancing, etc and they are often used as adjectives in English sentences.How do you use annoying as an adjective in your sentences?The infinitive (present tense verb) is annoy. Annoy...
  • Countable Singular/Plural Nouns Table
    on Feb 26, 2010 in grammar
    Most countable nouns are made plural by adding the letter "s". one boy / two or more boys one cup / two or more cups one building / two or more buildings one book / two or more books one dog / two or more dogsone house / two or more housesone hour /...
  • Using Interjections
    on Feb 24, 2010 in grammar
    Definition of an interjectionAn interjection describes a noun or a situation without a grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence. It can stand alone to express emotion or reaction. Interjections are one of the eight parts of speech in th...
  • Adverbs of Time
    on Feb 22, 2010 in adverbs
    Adverbs of time tell us when an action happened. Some common adverbs of time are today, yesterday, tomorrow, afterwards, now, soon, later.Most adverbs of time can be placed at the end or beginning of the sentence.Henry is seeing his client today.To...
  • Adverbs of Frequency - Always, Often, Seldom
    on Feb 22, 2010 in adverbs
    Six common adverbs of frequency are always, often, sometimes, seldom, never and ever.How do you use them correctly in your sentences?Adverbs of frequency must be placed after linking verbs that immediately follow after the subject of the sentence. W...
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