You might have heard about open and close ended questions. These are the types of questions that you can come across in job interviews, projects, or surveys. In this post, I will tell you the definitions of open-ended and close-ended questions with example sentences. What are Open-ended Questions? Open-ended questions are such questions that do not restrict someone in giving answers. People can answer freely without having any word limit or options (like yes or no). The answers of such … [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 English, almost each and every sentence has at least one clause in it. A clause expresses a complete thought and meaning; and it has a subject and a predicate. As, subject is the one who performs the action (which is the verb), this is the reason that a clause can express a complete thought and idea. For example, The students are still reading the novel. In the above example, you can see that ‘the students’ is the subject and this subject is doing the action (verb), which is … [Read more...]
Do you have any idea about cardinal and ordinal numbers? Do you know the rules to write down these numbers within sentences? In this post, I will define each of these terms and provide you a few example sentences to show you the correct way to write these numbers within sentences. Let us check out their definitions one by one. Cardinal Numbers A Cardinal number is used as a noun within a sentence. A cardinal number is such a number that is used to express the quantity of an item. … [Read more...]
An auxiliary verb is a verb that can help in the formation of many of the tenses. You can also name an auxiliary verb as a helping verb, as they are helping in the making of questions and negative sentences and also compound and the passive tenses. You can find out three auxiliary verbs that re known as the most common auxiliary verbs in English grammar. Those three most common auxiliary verbs are be, do and have. One thing that you should remember is that an auxiliary verb, mainly, helps the … [Read more...]
An apostrophe (‘) is one of the punctuation marks which is used for two basic purposes, 1. It is used to show possession 2. It is used to show the omission Now, I will provide a few examples. Read them to know about the above purposes. Use Apostrophes to show Possession As you know that possession is used to refer the state of owning something, it means that apostrophes are used to show someone’s possession about something. For example, This is, actually, John’s ball … [Read more...]