How you can form comparing adjectives

Comparison adjectives
Adjectives can be used in comparing. They tell us the extent of a particular situation or quality. We have adjectives like happy, sad which in their comparative forms can be used to measure the depth of someone's emotions. Generally, we have three types of comparison. There are three forms of comparison:   First is the positive comparison Next is the comparative comparison And last is the superlative comparison   Here we will be looking at adjectives that get th...
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Understanding Active and Passive Voices

Active and Passive voices
So far we have learned about subjects, objects in a sentence. Identifying the subject in a sentence as well as picking out the object is important. Let us just refresh our memory a bit.   We said the subject is the doer of the action in a sentence while the object is the receiver of the action. You can also see the object as the receiver of the action.   The boy ate the food.   Here the boy is doing the action which is to eat. It is the subject. The food is being...
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Pronouns and how we use them

Pronouns
Pronouns are used to represent nouns. Sometimes, it doesn't seem well regularly repeating the noun in a sentence. In such instance, we could just use a pronoun in place of the noun for smooth continuation. However do you know the various types of pronouns and how to separate one type from another? Let us look at some of these pronouns. They can be spoken in the first, second or third person. Pronouns spoken in First Person   In this situation, the pronoun plays the role of the sub...
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Understanding nouns and their plural forms

Nouns and plurals
A majority of nouns as we know take their plural forms by the simple addition of ‘s’. We have nouns like boy, book, home taking 's' to become their plural form.   Let us see some quick examples here. Singular: The boy is going to the cinema. Plural: The boys are going to the cinema.   Singular: The book is for Abdul. Plural: The books are for Abdul.   However, it is not in every situation that it is right to add 's' to a singular noun to make it a plural...
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Understanding Intransitive Verbs

Intransitive verbs
Further to our previous lesson on transitive verbs, this time we will be looking at intransitive verbs. Remember we said transitive verbs take direct objects. Therefore intransitive verbs don’t take direct objects. In the last lesson, we explained that the direct objects following transitive verbs tell us what or whom something happened to. To be clearer on this, in the case of the intransitive verb, there is no words or group of words telling us what or who something happened to. Rather, it mos...
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Understanding Transitive Verbs

Transitive verbs
A transitive verb is simply is a verb which can go along with a direct object. Putting it another form, transitive verbs are actions done to something or someone. Transitive verbs simply go with a direct object. Let us look at an example here. A transitive verb is the opposite of an intransitive verb. An intransitive verb will not go with a direct object. Jude watched a movie. Here the verb watched (gotten from to watch) is a transitive verb. As we described the transitive verb ...
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Understanding when to use the articles “a”, “an”, and “the”

"a", "an", and "the"
The words "a", "an", and "the" are commonly used in English language. Those three words fall under a category of words called articles. These articles in English are used when you want to refer to nouns. These nouns could be specific nouns which are particular or non-specific nouns that can be any noun. Therefore these three articles "a", "an", and "the" can be divided into definite article and the indefinite article. "The" falls under the definite article while "an", and "a" fall under t...
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Degree Adverbs And How They Are Used

Adverbs, as we know them, are popularly used in modifying the verb. That is, they tell us more about how the action was carried out. Adverbs are most times derived from an adjective. This is by simply adding -ly to the adjective. This is however not the case in some situations. They are some adverbs that don't follow these rules. A category of such adverbs that disobey the common rule is Degree Adverbs. While the common adverbs we know modify verbs, the degree adverbs modify not only the ...
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How To Avoid Mistaking Myself and Me In Sentences

Most times in communication today, we readily mistake the word "myself". Many of us interchangeably use “myself” with "me" not knowing the difference between "me" and "myself" as well as the various situations you can rightly use them. In this guide, we are going to learn how separately the word "myself" and "me" can be used. People commonly mistake the "myself" when referring to themselves in sentences. Let us try to see an example first. “Hi Brian, kindly reach out to Ben, Avar, or m...
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Understanding The Subject and Predicate In A Sentence

Understanding The Subject and Predicate In A Sentence
Knowing how to fix the subject and the predicate together will greatly improve your writing. The understanding of the rule guiding the way the subject of a sentence connects with its predicate makes you a far better English writer. But first what is the subject of a sentence, and what is the predicate?   The subject of a sentence is the centre of the sentence. The figure the sentence is majorly about. Most times, it is the subject doing the action said in the sentence. On the other ha...
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