• Types of Prepositions

    Prepositions in English | Types of Preposition

    WHAT ARE PREPOSITIONS? Prepositions are small words which are used to link nouns, pronouns or phrases to the verbs in a sentence. The word pre means before and position means to place in a certain place. This helps us with remembering that prepositions are always placed before a noun or a pronoun in a sentence. Here are a few examples of prepositions for your reference. ·         Leonard fell “on” the floor. ·         The script was divided “among” a group of singers. ·         Do not poke your nose “into” other people’s businesses. • RULE FOR USING PREPOSITIONS The following rules should be kept in mind while using prepositions in your sentences.…

  • Montessori Instructional Material in the Classroom

    Importance & Role of Montessori Instructional Material

    Role of Montessori Instructional Material in the Classroom The Montessori Method is an educational system in which children receive hands-on projects. They learn skills and develop abilities by learning through Montessori instructional material. This system encourages the children to do lifelong learning. In this article the benefits of Montessori education are discussed. Montessori material allows children to uncover important learning outcomes via repetition and practice. Each lesson plan focuses on teaching a single skill at a time. The purpose of its creation is to encourage independent learning and problem-solving in children. Montessori instructional material stand out for their well-organized learning guidance. There are many different materials available to learn from,…

  • Types of Affixes: prefix infix suffix

    Types of Affixes in English | Prefix, Suffix, Infix

    What Are Affixes? Affixes are the words that, when added to a base form of a word, give the word an entire new meaning. They can also create new words. An affix sometimes does not have any proper meaning of its own. For example, Incredible Beautiful Disappointed Interchangeable The affixes “in”, “ful” and “dis” cannot stand alone as words in the English language. There are three main types of suffixes, which we shall discuss in detail. Types Of Affixes Based on the placement, affixes are divided into three main groups, one of which is rarely used in English. The three main types of affixes are:  Prefix Suffix Infix The affix…

  • Punctuation Marks

    Punctuation Marks in English Grammar

    What are punctuation marks? Punctuation marks are the signs used in writing to make it more clear and precise. These marks or signs help the writer to pause, stop or separate sentences. They also help the writer to put emphasis on a certain part of a text. The use of punctuation makes the texts compelling to read by clarifying their meanings. How many punctuation marks are there in English grammar? There are fourteen punctuation marks in English Grammar. These punctuation marks are very important in making a written piece of text clear and credible to read. The following is a list of punctuation marks used in English grammar, which we…

  • types of clauses

    Definition, Examples, and Types of Clauses

    DEFINITION, EXAMPLES AND TYPES OF A CLAUSE IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR A clause is a basic unit of grammar. It is either a complete sentence on its own or is a part of a sentence. A clause will always have a subject, a verb and sometimes an object. Some very common examples of clauses are as follows, ·         I ran. (Independent clause) ·         I ran to the market. (Independent clause) “I” serves as the subject in the examples above, while “ran” is the verb here. ·         Liam ate. (Independent clause) ·         Liam ate at a famous restaurant in Italy. (Independent clause) “Liam” serves as the subject here, while “ate” is the…

  • content words vs. function words

    Content Words vs. Function Words

    Difference between Content Words and Function Words Words are basic elements to form up a language. Each word has some specific information in it or performs a specific function in a language. Some are naming words, some represent actions, some represent manners, and some represent relation between other words, phrases clauses and sentences. We categories all words into different categories that are parts of speech. Parts of speech include noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, interjection and determiners. Moreover, we have two main categories of words: content words and function words. Each word of English language falls either in content words or in function words. The sentences are formed…

  • oxford comma or serial comma

    What is an Oxford Comma or Serial Comma?

    What is an Oxford Comma or Serial Comma? In this article, we will cover the basic concept of using oxford comma / serial comma including the rules that apply to it. We will also make it clear that oxford comma is grammatically correct or not. We will try to explain each concept with examples. The Oxford comma, sometime known as serial comma is one of the most controversial punctuation mark among English grammarian.  The Oxford comma or serial comma is just one of many common punctuation rules no one can agree on. In English language punctuation marks, an oxford comma or a serial comma is placed immediately after the second last item…

  • Common acronyms

    Most Common Acronyms and Initialisms | Abbreviations

    Most Common Acronyms and Initialisms | Abbreviations Use of abbreviations, acronym, and initialisms is very common now a day. People like to use short terms instead of long words and phrases like USA for Unite States of America. To make an abbreviation is the way to shorten a word, a phrase or an idea. In this article, we will learn about some common abbreviations. These abbreviations include 50 common initialisms and 20 common acronyms.  To know about differences between abbreviation acronym and initialism, click here Common Acronyms You Must Know An acronym is a type of abbreviation that form up a new word by shortening a phrase and combining the…

  • abbreviation acronym and initialism

    Difference between Abbreviation, Acronym, and Initialism

    What is the difference between an abbreviation, acronym, and initialism? Many people become confused when they come to know that there is significant difference between abbreviation, acronym and initialism. However, acronym and initialism are the sub types of abbreviations. Abbreviations, acronym, and initialisms are ways to shorten word, phrases and ideas. We make abbreviations in two ways generally: 1.    Firstly, we shorten a single multi-syllable word e.g. Dr. for doctor, exam for examination, Oct for October etc. 2.    Secondly, we shorten a short phrase, a sentence or multiple words to form up a new single word e.g. NASA from National Aeronautical and Space Administration or AIDS  from Acquired Immune Deficiency…

  • Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Future Perfect Continuous Tense | English Grammar

    FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE Introduction to Future Perfect Continuous Tense Future continuous tense describes an action that began either in the past or present and will continue to happen up until a point in the future. It is also known as future perfect progressive tense because the verb in the sentence shows progress or continuation. The Future Perfect Continuous Tense shows the duration of an activity, from its beginning in the past or present till its completion in the future. For example, Elizabeth will not have been shopping for six hours. I will have been looking for my ring for five hours after one hour. After five minutes, Jim will…