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The Ideology of Teaching English Prepositions

The Ideology of Teaching English Prepositions

/ April 5, 2015 8:00 am

An ideology, as defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, is a “systematic scheme of ideas, usually relating to politics or society, or to the conduct of a class or group, and regarded as justifying actions, especially one that is held […]

Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

/ March 16, 2015 6:00 am

Pronouns are small words that can take the place of other grammatical forms such as nouns and noun phrases. Possessive pronouns express possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase and can perform five grammatical functions: subject, […]

Objects Pronouns in English Grammar

Objects Pronouns in English Grammar

/ February 20, 2015 8:00 am

Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Object pronouns are pronouns that perform three functions in clauses: direct object, indirect object, object complement, and prepositional complement. Direct objects are words, […]

Subject Pronouns in English Grammar

Subject Pronouns in English Grammar

/ September 30, 2014 10:00 pm

Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Subject pronouns are pronouns that perform two functions in clauses: subject and subject complement. Subjects are words, phrases, and clauses that perform the […]

Word Crimes: A Fabulous Grammatical Parody from Weird Al Yankovic

Word Crimes: A Fabulous Grammatical Parody from Weird Al Yankovic

/ July 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Are you guilty of any word crimes? Weird Al lists a number of offenses in a fabulous grammatical parody of “Blurred Lines.”

Using Adverb Clauses as Adjunct Adverbials

Using Adverb Clauses as Adjunct Adverbials

/ July 4, 2014 7:00 am

Notional grammars define adverb clauses as subordinate or dependent clauses that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and that perform adverbial grammatical functions. A clause is a grammatical structure that consists of a subject and a predicate. […]

Grammatical Function of English Adverb Clauses

Grammatical Function of English Adverb Clauses

/ July 1, 2014 7:00 am

Adverb clauses are defined as subordinate or dependent clauses that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and that perform adverbial grammatical functions. Adverb clauses perform only one grammatical function in English grammar: adjunct adverbial. Adverb Clauses as […]

Norwegian Family Vocabulary: Nouns for Relatives

Norwegian Family Vocabulary: Nouns for Relatives

/ June 27, 2014 7:00 am

Language students interested in learning the Norwegian language must begin by learning some basic vocabulary. Learning the words for the names of relatives is one of the easiest places to start during the first introduction to Norwegian word lists. Before […]

German Vocabulary Lesson: German Family Tree

German Vocabulary Lesson: German Family Tree

/ June 24, 2014 7:00 am

German is a West Germanic language that is related to other Germanic languages such as English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish. Spoken by approximately 105 million speakers throughout the world, the German language is an excellent choice to pursue for […]

Grammatical Forms of English Determiner Phrases

Grammatical Forms of English Determiner Phrases

/ June 20, 2014 7:00 am

A determiner phrase is a phrase in which at least one determiner functions as the head of the phrase plus any additional determiners or p-words functioning as particles. The two grammatical forms that appear within the internal structure of English […]

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