THE SUBJECT OF A SENTENCE

Every simple sentence must have two basic elements which are: i. the thing/person we are talking about ii. what the thing/person is doing. The thing/person we are talking about indicated ...
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ADVERBIAL CLAUSES

The adverb clause is that part of a sentence which has a finite verb and as a unit behaves like an adverb. It may serve the following functions in a ...
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ADJUNCTS

An adjunct is an adverbial, that is, a unit of language that performs the function of an adverb. What is unique or special about an adjunct is that it is ...
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DECLENSION

DECLENSION

Declension (otherwise known as the inflection of nouns and pronouns) is the change in form of nouns and pronouns to indicate person, number, case; and gender. Specifically, noun declension refers ...
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ADJECTIVES

ADJECTIVES

Adjectives are words that modify nouns or noun-equivalents and fellow adjectives. The italicised words below are some examples of adjectives: Professor Stefano is a seasoned scholar. He is prolific. He ...
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VOICE

VOICE

Voice refers to the form which a transitive verb assumes to show whether it acts or is acted upon. This implies that the verb has two voices: active and passive ...
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PERSON, MOOD AND NUMBER AS GRAMMATICAL PROPERTIES OF VERBS

PERSON, MOOD AND NUMBER AS GRAMMATICAL PROPERTIES OF VERBS

PERSON Person is the form of the verb which designates the person speaking (i.e. first person; e.g. I am), the person spoken to (i.e. second person; e.g. You are) and ...
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THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE

THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE

The Future Perfect Tense Form This tense is formed with shall/will + perfect infinitive (without to): shall + have spoken = (We) shall have spoken. will + have read = ...
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THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense Form The present perfect continuous tense is formed by adding the present participle to the present perfect tense of the verb to be: has/have + ...
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THE FUTURE TENSE AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE

THE FUTURE TENSE AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE

The Future Tense Form The future tense is formed with shall/will + the bare infinitive: shall + sing = shall sing. will + dance = will dance. Usually, shall/will + ...
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