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 РAdverbs 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.