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  1. 12 Types Of Verb Tenses And How To Use Them

    If you’re familiar with basic English grammar, we bet you can describe a verb and perhaps name a tense or two. In the sentences the boy walks and the girl ran, the words walks and ran are the verbs. Did you also recognize that walks is in the present tense, or that ran is in the past tense? Whether you did or didn’t, we’re here to review verb tenses with you and …

  2. What Are Comparative Adjectives And How Do You Use Them?

    If you’re a grammar pro, you already know that adjectives are words that we use to modify and describe nouns and pronouns. Words like hot, fast, green, and indestructible are examples of adjectives. There are many different types of adjectives out there that we can use in our sentences. Comparative adjectives are a special kind of adjective that we use when we want to compare …

  3. What Is Passive Voice And How Do You Use It?

    The party was held by a generous celebrity. Delicious food was eaten. Songs were sung. Joy and fun was had by all!  Wow! Sounds like a fun party. But what’s going on in those sentences? Don’t they look … backwards? All of these sentences are written in what is known as the passive voice. The passive voice flips the script and begins a sentence by …

  4. What Are Superlative Adjectives And How Do You Use Them?

    Adjectives describe and modify nouns and pronouns. The words smart, funny, happy, and outrageous are all examples of adjectives. Sometimes, however, these adjectives on their own are not enough. You might want to say that a joke is not only funny, but also so funny that no other joke can live up to it. Or you might need to say a shoe smells so bad that …

  5. What Is Active Voice And How Do You Use It?

    Sometimes, it’s best to take the direct approach. When we want to do this in grammar, we use the active voice. The active voice gets straight to the point and tells us who did what in both shorter sentences like I ran and longer ones like I carefully ran to the store in order to buy the last inflatable gorillas they had on sale. If …

  6. How To Achieve Subject-Verb Agreement

    I are a grammar master. Do you likes learning new things about English? We should learns some new things together!  Wait a second. Did something seem off about those first three sentences? All three of these sentences committed a major grammar mistake that makes them sound just plain wrong—because they are! These sentences are examples of errors in subject-verb agreement. Even if you consider yourself …

  7. What Are Irregular Verbs? List And Examples

    It is time for an auction! This particular auction sells paintings, and they usually set the starting bids very high. Just yesterday, they set the starting bid at $1 million dollars. According to rumors, they have set the starting bid even higher today. Wait a minute. Something fishy is going on at this auction—and it isn’t just the ridiculous prices. Did you notice that the …

  8. Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Rules And Examples

    We hope you’re ready for an important grammar lesson, because by the time you finish this article, you will have been reading plenty of examples of how to use a unique verb tense. In fact, you are about to learn a lot more about a neat way that we use verbs that just happened to appear in the last sentence. That is, we are about to enter …

  9. What Are Modal Verbs? List And Examples

    You can do a lot of amazing things on your smartphone. If you wanted to, you could watch a movie or learn how to speak French. At the touch of a button, you might post on Twitter or read about all the old memes people would share 10 years ago. Given all of the cool stuff we can do now, the possibilities are endless for what …

  10. Adjectives vs. Adverbs: What’s The Difference?

    The monster sat down to write. A sentence like this one is perfectly fine and tells us what the monster did. However, it looks a bit plain. How about we spice this sentence up a bit? The jaunty, dapper monster sat down to write. Suddenly, things get a lot more exciting. Let’s try it again: The monster skillfully wrote a poem while hanging upside down. …

  11. Understanding Countable And Uncountable Nouns

    Here is a fun challenge: Let’s count some of the things you see around you. Count how many chairs are in the room you are in or how many clouds are in the sky if you are outside. Now, count how much happiness you have—one happiness, two happinesses, 987 happinesses?! Did our little challenge suddenly become a lot more difficult? If you know your grammar, …

  12. What Is An Adjective? Definition And Examples

    Nouns and pronouns are commonly used parts of speech that appear in almost all of our sentences. While they get the job done, sometimes you just want a little bit more sparkle and pizzazz. Would you rather take a vacation or a sensational vacation? Would you rather throw a party or a gigantic, outrageous party? Would you rather pet a kitten or a wicked, ghostly …