Article

Article: Definition & Types There is no doubt that articles are adjectives since they modify the nouns after them. But articles have some special significance as determiners.  Articles determine the standard of nouns. There are two types of articles: Definite Article –  the The makes the noun something particular and definite. Example: Give me the ball. (Here, the speaker is telling someone to give him/her a […]

Interjection

Interjection: Definition & Types An interjection is a kind of exclamation inserted into regular speech. Actually, it is a brief and abrupt pause in speech for expressing emotions. Interjections are unique and have some interesting features: Interjections don’t have a grammatical function in the sentence construction. They usually cannot be modified or inflected. They do not have to have a […]

Conjunction: Definition & Types

Conjunctions are used to join clauses, phrases, and words together for constructing sentences. Conjunctions make a link between/among words or groups of words to other parts of the sentence and show a relationship between/among them. Example: Alex and Robin are playing together. Alex plays well, but Robin plays better than him. I play cricket, and Robin plays football. When he was […]

Preposition

Preposition: definition & Types A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and the other words of a sentence. They explain relationships of sequence, space, and logic between the object of the sentence and the rest of the sentence. They help us understand order, time connections, and positions. Example: I am going to Canada. Alex threw a […]

Adverb

Adverb: Definition & Types An adverb is a word/a set of words that modifies verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. It tells when, where, and how an action is performed or indicates the quality or degree of the action. Many adverbs end in –ly but some words which end in –ly (such as friendly) are not adverbs. Many words can be both adverbs […]

Adjective

Adjective: Definition & Types An adjective describes or modifies noun/s and pronoun/s in a sentence. It normally indicates quality, size, shape, duration, feelings, contents, and more about a noun or pronoun. Adjectives usually provide relevant information about the nouns/pronouns they modify/describe by answering the questions: What kind? How many? Which one? How much? Adjectives enrich your writing by adding precision and […]

Verb

Verb: Definition & Types A verb is a word or a combination of words that indicates action or a state of being or condition. A verb is the part of a sentence that tells us what the subject performs. Verbs are the hearts of English sentences. Examples: Jacob walks in the morning. (A usual action) Mike is going to school. (A condition of action) Albert does […]

Pronoun

Pronoun: Definition & Types A pronoun is used in place of a specific noun mentioned earlier in a sentence so that you don’t have to keep saying/writing that particular noun. Example: Michael is a good boy. He gets up early in the morning. (Here, you don’t have to mention ‘Michael’ again) The coach selected several key points. He wanted the team […]

Noun

Noun: Definition & types Nouns refer to persons, animals, places, things, ideas, or events, etc. Nouns encompass most of the words of a language. Noun can be a/an –   Person – a name for a person: – Max, Julie, Catherine, Michel, Bob, etc. Animal – a name for an animal: – dog, cat, cow, kangaroo, etc. Place – […]