You will always find out a subject and predicate in an independent clause (sentence). The predicate is the verb that the subject does in the sentence. Compound means consisting of two or more separate parts. It means that a compound predicate, as the name implies, consists of two or more than two verbs. These separate verbs are joined together by a conjunction and make up a compound predicate. For example, 1. The girls went to the market and bought five different dresses. In the … [Read more...]
Dictionary: English Grammar Terms
In this category, I want to explain some grammatical terms. In order to become a better English writer, you should use each word correctly. You must be very careful with word choice. So, you need to be familiar of grammatical terms and you need to clear up your literary concepts.
Below is the list of some dictionary words that include a few important grammatical terms. Must read each post if you want to become an efficient writer.
In one of my posts, I have explained adjectives that these are the words that are used to describe or modify nouns or pronouns. An adjective can specify your writing by giving more information and more meaning to nouns or pronouns. Compound adjectives are, actually, adjectives that are used to modify nouns. Compound means consisting of two or more separate parts. It means that a compound adjective, as the name implies, consist of two or more than two words. These separate words make up a … [Read more...]
A simple subject simply tells about a sentence without any modifiers. It means that a simple subject can be a main word that tells about the action (verb) which is going on in a sentence. For example, 1. The children ate the whole box full of chocolates. In the above example, ‘the children’ is the simple subject. The simple subject ‘the children’ is doing the action (verb), ‘ate.’ 2. Sarah sings very sweetly. In the above example, ‘Sarah’ is the simple subject, who is doing the action … [Read more...]
A common noun is the opposite of a proper noun. It means that a common noun can be any person, place or a thing which is not specific; that is why we do not need to start it with a capital letter. For example, boy bed pencils house car cats You can see in the above examples, there is a person ‘boy’, things ‘pencils, bed, house, and car’, and animal ‘cats’. So, a common noun can be singular or plural like, cat-cats, pencil-pencils, boy-boys, etc. More about Common … [Read more...]
It is very important for the writers to completely avoid grammatical errors. One of the grammatical errors is a comma splice, which has to be carefully observed and corrected in order to make an efficient publication. In simple words, when you join two independent clauses with only a comma then, it can be turned into a comma splice. For example, 1. My sisters will go to the palace in the morning, they should come back by 9:30 p.m. (Incorrect) The above example sentence is a perfect … [Read more...]