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Types of Pronouns

1) Personal Pronoun – represents people or things. There are two kinds of personal pronoun: subjective and objective. Subjective pronoun is a pronoun that is used as the subject of a sentence; while objective pronouns is a pronouns that is used as...
by English Reviewer on Aug 5, 2013

Pronoun

A pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or another pronoun. The word or phrase replaced by a pronoun is called antecedent. Examples:George planned George’s travel itinerary.George planned his travel itinerary. The children will go to the p...
by English Reviewer on Aug 5, 2013

Counters of Mass Nouns

Counters can be used for mass nouns to be countable.   Examples: Counter Mass Nouns kilo (kilos) of rice, sugar, beef, tomatoes lot (lots) of knowledge, love, hope, humor meter (meters) of ribbon, wire, cord, garter piece (pieces) of...
by English Reviewer on Jul 15, 2013

Noun

A noun is a name of a person, place, thing, event or idea.Examples:Persons – girl, boy, baby, president, John SmithPlaces – park, mall, office, Asia, AmericaThings – laptop, pencil, plants, fan, mirrorEvents – graduation, birthday, anniversar...
by English Reviewer on Jul 15, 2013

Adverb Position

Adverb PositionWhen an adverb modifies a verb, there are usually 3 possible positions within the sentence or clause: 1. FRONT - before subject   Now I will read a book. 2. MID - between subject + verb I...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Personal Pronouns

Personal pronouns represent specific people or things. We use them depending on: number: singular (eg: I) or plural (eg: we)person: 1st person (eg: I), 2nd person (eg: you) or 3rd person (eg: he)gender: male (eg: he), female (eg: she) or neuter (eg:...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrate (verb): to show; to indicate; to point toA demonstrative pronoun represents a thing or things:near in distance or time (this, these) far in distance or time (that, those) near far singular this that plural...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Interrogative Pronouns

We use interrogative pronouns to ask questions. The interrogative pronoun represents the thing that we don't know (what we are asking the question about). There are four main interrogative pronouns: who, whom, what, which Notice that the possessi...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronounsreflexive (adj.) [grammar]: reflecting back on the subject, like a mirror We use a reflexive pronoun when we want to refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause. Reflexive pronouns end in "-self" (singular) or "-selves" (p...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Reciprocal Pronouns

Reciprocal Pronouns  reciprocal (adj.): given or done in return; [grammar] expressing mutual action We use reciprocal pronouns when each of two or more subjects is acting in the same way towards the other. For example, A is talking to B, a...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Pronoun Case

Pronoun Case Pronouns (and nouns) in English display "case" according to their function in the sentence. Their function can be: subjective (they act as the subject)objective (they act as the object)possessive (they show possession of something el...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Short List of Common Prepositions

There are about 150 prepositions in English. Yet this is a very small number when you think of the thousands of other words (nouns, verbs etc). Prepositions are important words. We use individual prepositions more frequently than other individual wor...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

English Preposition Rule

There is one very simple rule about prepositions. And, unlike most rules, this rule has no exceptions.RuleA preposition is followed by a "noun". It is never followed by a verb.By "noun" we include:noun (dog, money, love)proper noun (name) (Bangkok, M...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Prepositions of Place: at, in, on

Prepositions of Place: at, in, on In general, we use: at for a POINTin for an ENCLOSED SPACEon for a SURFACEatinonPOINTENCLOSED SPACESURFACEat the cornerin the gardenon the wallat the bus stopin Londonon the ceilingat the doorin Franceon the door...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Prepositions of Time: at, in, on

We use: at for a PRECISE TIMEin for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODSon for DAYS and DATESatinonPRECISE TIMEMONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODSDAYS and DATESat 3 o'clockin Mayon Sundayat 10.30amin summeron Tuesdaysat noonin the summeron...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Coordinating Conjunctions

The short, simple conjunctions are called "coordinating conjunctions":and, but, or, nor, for, yet, soA coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar. A coordinati...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Subordinating Conjunctions

The majority of conjunctions are "subordinating conjunctions". Common subordinating conjunctions are: after, although, as, because, before, how, if, once, since, than, that, though, till, until, when, where, whether, whileA subordinating conjunction...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 27, 2013

Verb Classification

We divide verbs into two broad classifications:1. Helping Verbs Imagine that a stranger walks into your room and says:     I can.    People must.    The Earth will. Do you understand anything? Has this pe...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

What is Tense?

Tense (noun): a form of a verb used to indicate the time, and sometimes the continuation or completeness, of an action in relation to the time of speaking. (From Latin tempus = time). Tense is a method that we use in English to refer to time - pa...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Tense and Time

It is important not to confuse the name of a verb tense with the way we use it to talk about time. For example, a present tense does not always refer to present time:I hope it rains tomorrow."rains" is present simple, but it refers here to future tim...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013


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