Parallel Structure in English Grammar: A Complete Guide

Parallel structure, or parallelism, is a crucial aspect of English grammar that significantly contributes to the balance, clarity, and readability of your writing. However, I find many of my students either less concerned about it or they are not able to use them properly. Therefore, in this comprehensive guide, I will explain parallel structure in … continue reading

Interrogative Sentences: Characteristics, Types, and Uses

Interrogative Sentences

An interrogative sentence is one of the functional categories of sentence that consists of question word(s) like what, why, how, when, do, is, are, will, etc. Interrogative sentences are also called questions because of their purpose of use. Sentences that we use to ask questions are called interrogative sentences. An interrogative sentence is always followed … continue reading

WH Questions in English with Examples

WH Questions

We use some specific words to ask questions. Wh-words are some of such words that usually begin with “W” and “H.” The questions that we produce with wh-words are called wh-questions. They are very commonly used in our everyday conversation. In this post, I’ll share the structure of wh-questions and how you can respond to … continue reading

Differences between Phrases and Clauses

Differences between Phrases and Clauses

Phrases and clauses are two significant grammatical items in English. Simply put, phrase and clause both are a group of words that are found as parts of sentences with differences in their function and structure. I see many of my ESL students find it difficult to distinguish between a phrase and a clause. Worry not! We will find … continue reading

Preposition of Time: At, On, and In

Preposition of Time

A preposition is a function word that is placed before a noun or anything equivalent to a noun. Prepositions are used to create a connection between the noun and the other words of the sentence. Example: My cousin will come on Monday. In the above example, “On” is the preposition. The preposition is used to … continue reading

Differences between Adjectives and Adverbs

Differences between Adjectives and Adverbs

The basic knowledge about adjectives and adverbs is that adjectives modify nouns, and adverbs modify verbs. But is this all about them? Is there anything more than just the basics? Of course, there is. To learn adjectives and adverbs properly, you should not only focus on definitions and examples of them individually but also on … continue reading

11 Characteristics of a Complete Sentence

complete sentence

The sentence is the most significant grammatical unit, which consists of words, phrases, and clauses. The grammar of any language is organized based on this largest structural unit. Though innumerable definitions of the sentence exist, there is no complete, perfect, or undisputable definition. As we don’t have any perfect definition of the sentence, it is … continue reading

8 Types of Sentences Based on Function and Structure

Types of English Sentences

A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. It is the largest grammatical unit, as discussed in grammar and linguistics. A sentence may contain one or more clauses depending on its type. It is important to note that English sentences can be classified into different types based on both their functions … continue reading

A Complete Guide to Present Simple Tense

Verbs refer to actions, and tenses refer to the time of actions. Tenses are of three types—present, past, and future. These three have four variations each, and in total, there are twelve types of them. Present simple tense indicates habits, regular timetables, fixed plans, universal truths, actions that happen at the time of talking, and … continue reading

How to Identify & Use Direct and Indirect Objects

Direct and Indirect Objects

Direct object, indirect object, and object of a preposition— are the three types of objects in English grammar. However, as per my teaching experience, direct and indirect objects are the most confusing ones for most English language learners. In this post, I’ll discuss how to identify and use direct and indirect objects with proper examples … continue reading