Grammar is the system of a language. Grammar of any language is not as complex as we think of it. Do you really need to study grammar in order to write/speak English? The world is divided on this. We, at Engtuto.com, believe that the only alternate to not study English grammar is to read a lot and listen to English programs as much as you can. It helps, it really does. In case you want to go the conventional way, you’ve come to the right place. Engtuto.com is a complete English grammar guide. Each grammatical rule is explained with several examples, and at the end of each chapter we have some interesting tests to make you iron out the essence of each chapter. The grammatical rules covered by Engtuto.com are categorized below:
Basic English Grammar
NOUN: A noun is a part of speech used to name a person, place, thing, animals, activities, event, idea and emotions. For example the words Dog, Cloud, Happiness and Asia are nouns.
PRONOUN: Pronoun is a word which takes place of a noun or refers to a noun. The basic purpose of a pronoun is to cut down on repetitiveness of a noun in a conversation. The words he, she, and they are pronouns.
TENSES: In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference. There are three basic tenses in English Language- Present Tense, Past Tense and Future Tense.
VERBS: A verb is a word which express the action and also the time of action. The words do, did, done all are verbs of different tenses.
ADJECTIVES: A word which describes the quality of a noun is an adjective. The words sweet, tangy, bitter, and salty are adjectives.
ADVERBS: An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, noun phrase, clause, or sentence. Adverbs typically express manner, place, time, frequency, degree, level of certainty, etc., answering questions such as how?, in what way?, when?, where?, and to what extent?
Q: How did she sing?
A:She sang loudly. (Loudly is an adverb)
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DETERMINERS: Determiners are words placed in front of a noun to make it clear what the noun refers to. The Words all, both, the, my, your, two, four, another, and such are some examples of determiners.
CLAUSES and PHRASES: A phrase is a group of words that stand together as a single unit, typically as part of a clause or a sentence. A phrase does not contain a subject and verb and, consequently, cannot convey a complete thought. A clause does contain a subject and verb, and it can convey a complete idea. A clause is made up of phrases.
Examples of a Phrase:
a) An innocent man
c)all his hard earned money
on adding a+b+c, we get a clause:
An innocent man almost lost all his hard earned money.