English Grammar(17.1.17)

IDIOMS WITH MEANINGS Word: Pull out all the stops Meaning: Doing everything you can to make something successful. Example: The deadline for the project is fast arriving we have pulled out all the stops for timely completion. Word: Buckle down Meaning: Doing some hard work with determination and full attention. Example: Getting through the exam…

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English Grammar – 16.1.17

Adjective 🍂  An adjective is a part of speech that describes and modifies a noun, to make a writing or conversation more specific, relevant, and coherent. 🍂  The word 'adjective' has been derived from the Latin word adjectivum, which means 'additional'. 🍂  An adjective modifies, quantifies, and even transforms the things, ideas, places, and even incidents referred to…

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English Grammar-15.1.17

John Dryden English Poet   John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668. Born :   9 August 1631 Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England Died :  12 May 1700, London, United Kingdom Nationality:  British Parent(s):  Erasmus Dryden, Mary Pickering Spouse:   Elizabeth Howard Children:  Sir…

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English Grammar (14.1.17)

Facts About John Dryden  📚  John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668.  📚  A prolific writer throughout his lifetime, he dabbled in a wide range of genres including drama, poetry, criticism, and translation.  📚  As a poet, Dryden is best known as…

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English Grammar-(13.1.17)

Smartest Man in the World A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and…

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English Grammar-(12.1.17)

Words of Wednesday 1. What is the difference between 'edition' and 'version'?   Edition :   Edition is more limited. Use it when talking specifically about material that is published either in print or on digital media, such as radio, television, or the internet. More specifically, edition has three main meanings.  ☕ It can mean a…

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English Grammar (11.1.17)

Sentence Writing Tips Sentence formation :  ☕ Keep your sentences as clear and simple as possible. Vary them in length and structure to keep the interest of your readers alive. Sentence fragments :  ☕ Do not write sentence fragments (incomplete sentences), unless they are part of a dialogue. Parallel structure :  ☕ Use the same pattern of words…

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English Grammar- Idioms (10.1.17)

IDIOMS WITH MEANINGS Word: Raring to go Meaning: Being very eager and enthusiastic about the idea of doing something. Example: My kids wish to see the animals. They are raring to go to zoo. Word: Get a grip on yourself Meaning: Controlling your feelings to deal with a situation. Example: Reema saw her jewellery and…

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English Grammar (9.1.2017)

Clause 🌹 Clause is the basic unit of English grammar. A clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb. A clause can be distinguished from a phrase, which does not contain a subject and a verb. Clauses are made up of phrases. We can join two or more clauses together to…

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English Grammar – (6.1.17)

Fox in CartStory A fox, observing a fish cart coming, lay down and pretended to be dead. The cart man, tempted by the idea of making some money by selling the fox's fur, picked up the animal by its tail and flung it into the back of the cart among the fish. Then he resumed…

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