Do you have a question about the correct usage of the comma or how to use a semicolon? This section of TEW will show you. The pages here are a guide for the rules of English. The rules will be explained along with examples. The rules are in categories seen below.
NOUNS – Nouns are people, places or things. These tell us what we are talking about. Examples are dog, Bob, diamond, Vietnam & it are nouns.
ADJECTIVES – Adjectives modify or describe nouns. The words short, ugly, responsible and interesting are adjectives.
ADVERBS – Adverbs modify adjectives, verbs or other adverbs. These tell us how, when, and where things happen. They express opinions, intensity, quantity and frequency.
DETERMINERS – Articles, quantifiers, and other determiners modify nouns. These resemble adjectives in that way. Determiners help us say what we are talking about.
VERBS & VERB TENSES – Verbs are action words. These tell us what is happening and when (past, present, future). Verbs can also express possibilities and conditions.
SPEECH – When we report what someone says, we can cite the person directly or indirectly. Indirect speech rules are an important area of grammar.
PUNCTUATION – Punctuation is no a part of oral grammar, but it is essential to master in written English.
RELATIVE CLAUSES – We use relative clauses in English to create more complex and more precise sentences.