In English grammar, an affix can be an additional word or an element that is attached to the beginning or to the end of a word. It is attached to the words in order to make a new word, or to modify the meaning of that word. There are two main types of affixes: 1. Prefixes 2. Suffixes What is a Prefix? A prefix is that kind of affix that is placed at the beginning of a word to change the meaning or to modify that word. Check out a few prefixes that are listed below; • Non- (meaning … [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 this post, I will come up with an idea of an ‘adverb’. You will find out a definition of an adverb along with the example sentences. Also, I will tell you how to identify an adverb within a sentence. Learn About an Adverb An adverb can be a word or a phrase which is used to modify or to describe a verb, an adjective or other adverb. It gives more information about a verb, an adjective or other adverb. For example, 1. He slowly clapped. 2. Reha smiles beautifully. 3. It … [Read more...]
An adjective clause is a dependent clause. It means that these clauses do not stand alone. These clauses act just like simple adjectives i.e. they also tell us some information about the nouns. As, you know that a clause does not have a single word. It means that an adjective clause consists of a few words that together tell us something about a noun. You have to remember some points to identify adjective clauses. • These clauses always start with a relative pronoun or a relative … [Read more...]
In this post, I will come up with an idea of ‘adjectives’. You will find out a definition of adjectives along with the example sentences. Also, I will tell you how to identify an adjective within a sentence. Learn about Adjectives Adjectives are those 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. For example, 1. The red dress. 2. The beautiful dress. 3. The ugly … [Read more...]
One of the styles of writing is active voice in which the subject is the first word who completes the overall action in a sentence. Learn about Active Voice Active voice refers to that style of writing in which the subject is required to do the action of the sentence. The subject is the first word that comes before the verb. You can see this style of writing in most of the writings. Writers tend to write in this style as it is the most common and acceptable style. Writing in active voice … [Read more...]