Grammar Essays

20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

1. Use verbs that agree with a subject, not with a noun that is part of a modifying phrase or clause between verb and subject: “The pot of eggs is boiling on the stove.” 2. Use singular or plural verbs that agree with the subject, not with the complement of the subject: “My favorite type of movie is comedies,” but “Comedies are my favorite type of movie.” 3. Use singular verbs with singular indefinite pronouns — each, the “-bodies,” “-ones,”…

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Stative Verb and Action Verb

All verbs in English are classified as either stative or action verbs (also referred to as ‘dynamic verbs’). Action verbs describe actions we take (things we do) or things that happen. Stative verbs refer to the way things ‘are’ – their appearance, state of being, smell, etc. The most important difference between stative and action verbs is that action verbs can be used in continuous tenses and stative verbs can not be used in continuous tenses. Action Verbs She’s studying…

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Communication Barriers

“So the whole war is because we can’t talk to each other,” Orson Scott Card. Ineffective communication is a major risk when working in health care. Both speaker and listener need to be in agreement about the message transmitted between each other. There are many factors that influence the way we communicate, and the intended message may not be understood. A person’s gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, age, culture, language, economic status, stereotypes, regional differences and noise are several…

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Robert Frost’s Poem _stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening_

ABSTRACT This paper aims to analyze Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” from the perspective of stylistic analysis. This analysis is made under the Graphlogical, Grammatical, Syntactical and Phonological patterns. I have also found tropes and schemes that are present in the poem. This paper is so helpful to analyze the structure and style of Robert Frost’s poetry, his themes, views and treatment of nature. KEYWORDS: Style, Stylistics, Robert Frost, Loneliness, conflict, hostile nature, faith, phonological…

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I Stand Here Ironing

“I Stand Here Ironing”, is the story about a mother telling moments of her daughter life to social worker, or someone important. The story starts off with someone asking the question of why the mother is not too involved in her daughter life. Ms. Olsen the author of this story does not do the best job of explaining just what is going on in the daughter, “Susan’s” life. A lot of the story seems to shift so frequently that it…

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Linguistic Performance and Competence

Linguistic Knowledge Speakers’ linguistic knowledge permits them to form longer and longer sentences by joining sentences and phases together or adding modifiers to a noun. whether you stop at three, five or eighteen adjectives, it is impossible to limit the number you could add if desired. Very long sentences are theoretically possible, but they are highly improbable. Evidently, there is a difference between having the knowledge necessary to produce sentences of a language, and applying this knowledge. It is a…

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Problems Faced by South East Asian in Studying Tenses and their Solutions

0. ABSTRACT: What do you think are the problems faced by the Pakistani learner while learning tenses of English? This paper highlights the problems of grammar teaching. Some teachers have been selected who have taught/have been teaching grammar for several years at school level. On the basis of the feedback given by the teachers, this research report is presented. 1. INTRODUCTION: Language is the chief means by which the human personality expresses itself and fulfills its basic need for social…

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Translation Project

Jean-Paul Vinay and Jean Darbelnet in their book Stylistique Comparee du Francaiset de l’ Anglais (1958) which is a comparative stylistic analysis of the different translation strategies and procedures used in French and English view equivalence-oriented translation as a procedure which ‘replicates the same situation as in the original, whilst using completely different wording’ They also suggest that, if this procedure is applied during the translation process, it can maintain the stylistic impact of the SL text in the TL…

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Punctuation and Capitalization

As a Communications teacher, I’ve found that one effective way to improve punctuation is to look for punctuation errors and correct them, explaining why the correction needs to be made. “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies,” wrote the philosopher. Some key vitamins and minerals found in milk are vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin A. The animal quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and looks like a duck; therefore, it must be a duck. Several countries…

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Semantics and Theories of Semantics

Semantics is the study of meaning in language. We know that language is used to express meanings which can be understood by others. But meanings exist in our minds and we can express what is in our minds through the spoken and written forms of language (as well as through gestures, action etc. ). The sound patterns of language are studied at the level of phonology and the organisation of words and sentences is studied at the level of morphology…

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Linguistics Lecture

Today’s Objective • Begin to understand the fundamental ways of thinking in Linguistics. Some properties of grammar • • • creativity generality parity Some properties of grammar: Parity ? all grammars are equally valid prescriptive grammar descriptive grammar ? ? Is this statement a scienti? c observation? A. Yes B. No People who live in East Hamilton often say “I seen him” where they should say “I saw him” Clicker frequency is BD. Is this statement a scienti? c observation? A….

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Health and Social Care

People use different ways to communicate with other people, depending on the situation in a health and social care setting. Informal is mostly used between people who know each other very well and formal for individuals who do not know others to well or have not met before. People who are expected to talk in a formal language in a health and social care setting are the care workers. Care workers should ensure they know the difference between the two…

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Linguistic Research

When does language begin? In the middle 1960s, under the influence of Chomsky’s vision of linguistics, the first child language researchers assumed that language begins when words (or morphemes) are combined. (The reading by Halliday has some illustrative citations concerning this narrow focus on “structure. “) So our story begins with what is colloquially known as the “two-word stage. ” The transition to 2-word utterances has been called “perhaps, the single most disputed issue in the study of language development”…

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Corpus Linguistics

Introduction This paper includes information about corpus linguistics, its connection with lexicology and translation. The latter is the most important one and I am keen on finding and introducing something which is mainly connected with my future profession. Frankly speaking that was not an easy journey but I am hopeful it is destined to be successful. A corpus is an electronically stored collection of samples of naturally occurring language. Most modern corpora are at least 1 million words in size…

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Mathematics and Linguistics

How is Mathematics and Linguistics related with each other? Linguistics is the science of language. Linguists seek to understand the proper uses of natural human language. How languages are structured, how and why they vary and change, how they are acquired, and how people, in communicating use them. Mathematics on the other hand is the language of science. It is used to understand areas as diverse as the structure of DNA and the motions of planets. Mathematics abstracts the fundamental…

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