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Countable Nouns

Countable nouns are easy to recognize. They are things that we can count. For example: "pen". We can count pens. We can have one, two, three or more pens. Here are some more countable nouns:     dog, cat, animal, man, person &n...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc that we cannot divide into separate elements. We cannot "count" them. For example, we cannot count "milk". We can count "bottles of milk" or "litres of milk", but we cannot count "milk" itself. Here...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Nouns that can be Countable and Uncountable

Sometimes, the same noun can be countable and uncountable, often with a change of meaning. Countable UncountableThere are two hairs in my coffee!hairI don't have much hair.There are two lights in our bedroom.lightClose the curtain. There's t...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Proper Nouns (Names)

A proper noun is the special word (or name) that we use for a person, place or organization, like John, Marie, London, France or Sony. A name is a noun, but a very special noun - a proper noun. Proper nouns have special rules.Pommon nounProper no...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Using Capital Letters with Proper Nouns

 We always use a Capital Letter for the first letter of a proper noun (name). This includes names of people, places, companies, days of the week and months. For example: They like John. (not *They like john.)    I live in Eng...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Proper Nouns with THE

We normally use "the" for country names that include "States","Kingdom", "Republic" etc: Statesthe United States of America/the USAKingdomthe United Kingdom/the UKRepublicthe French RepublicWe normally use "the" for names of canals, rivers, seas and...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Possessive 's

When we want to show that something belongs to somebody or something, we usually add 's to a singular noun and an apostrophe ' to a plural noun, for example:the boy's ball (one boy)the boys' ball (two or more boys)Notice that the number of balls does...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Noun as Adjective

As you know, a noun is a person, place or thing, and an adjective is a word that describes a noun: adjectivenouncleverteachersmallofficeblackhorse Click here to edit text. nounas adjectivenounhistoryteacherticketofficeracehorse The "...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Compound Nouns

A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words. A compound noun is usually [noun + noun] or [adjective + noun], but there are other combinations (see below). It is important to understand and recognize compound nouns. Each compound...
by Learn English Quickly on Apr 2, 2013

Nouns

What are Nouns?It's not easy to describe a noun. In simple terms, nouns are "things" (and verbs are "actions"). Like food. Food (noun) is something you eat (verb). Or happiness. Happiness (noun) is something you want (verb). Or human being. A human b...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Verbs

What are Verbs?The verb is king in English. The shortest sentence contains a verb. You can make a one-word sentence with a verb, for example: "Stop!" You cannot make a one-word sentence with any other type of word.Verbs are sometimes described as "ac...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Adjectives

  Adjectives: What are adjectives? An adjective is a word that tells us more about a noun. (By "noun" we include pronouns and noun phrases.)An adjective "qualifies" or "modifies" a noun (a big dog).Adjectives can be used before a noun (I like Ch...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Adverbs

What is an Adverb? An adverb is a word that tells us more about a verb. It "qualifies" or "modifies" a verb (The man ran quickly). In the following examples, the adverb is in bold and the verb that it modifies is in italics. John speaks loudly. (How...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Preposition

What is a preposition? A preposition is a word governing, and usually coming in front of, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element, as in: She left before breakfast.What did you come for?(For what did you come?)...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Pronouns

What are pronouns?Pronouns are small words that take the place of a noun. We can use a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronouns are words like: he, you, ours, themselves, some, each... If we didn't have pronouns, we would have to repeat a lot of nouns. We...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Conjunction

 Conjunction in EnglishA conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. Here are some example conjunctions:Coordinating ConjunctionsSubordinating Conjunctionsand, but, or, nor, for, yet, soalthough, because, sin...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Interjections

What are Interjections in English?Interjection is a big name for a little word. Interjections are short exclamations like Oh!, Um or Ah! They have no real grammatical value but we use them quite often, usually more in speaking than in writing. When i...
by Learn English Quickly on Mar 12, 2013

Blooming Words ! ~~ A Thesaurus That Offers Articles On Writing :-)

In case you didn’t know, a thesaurus is “a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts” and it comes from roots that mean “storehouse” and “treasure”… This image is from the Visual...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 18, 2012

ஆங்கில இணைப்புச்சொற்கள் (Conjunctions)

ஆங்கில இணைப்புச்சொற்கள் (Conjunctions)



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