Words, Sentences and Clauses

'I am' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. If you want to know how to make the simplest or the most complicated sentence, start reading!

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Subjects

In English grammar, the subject of a clause is the noun referring to the person or thing that is doing the action of the verb. We will learn all about it here.

Objects

Simply put, an object is a noun or pronoun representing the person or thing that the action of the verb is done to. Here, we'll explain the grammatical object.

Phrases

Phrases are comprised of one or more words that form a meaningful grammatical unit. They are one of the most important elements of the English grammar.

Clauses

A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a predicate. In this lesson, we will discuss clauses in English grammar.

Relative Clauses

Relative clauses give us more information about people and things. In order to learn how to use them properly, read this article.

Adjuncts

'Adjunct' is a word from the Latin that means 'join'. They are any elements in the structure of a clause that is not part of its core. Let's learn about them!

Complements

In grammar, complements are words, phrases, or clauses that are essential to complete the meaning of a given expression. Here, we will study them thoroughly!

Predicates

The part of a sentence that contains the verb and gives information about the subject is called the predicate. In this lesson, we will discuss it.

Simple Sentences

Most of us are taught how to put three words together to make sentences in kindergarten: I love puppies! Games are fun! Let's learn all about simple sentences!

Compound Sentences

Compound Sentences In this lesson, we will study compound sentences and learn how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together.

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence is a sentence that contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. In this lesson, we will learn all about this type!

Compound-complex Sentences

A compound-complex sentence is comprised of at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. Let's get to know it in detail!

Cleft Sentences

Cleft sentences are complex sentences that have a meaning that we can express by a simple sentence. They are a way of putting emphasis on one part of a clause.

Negation: Verbs & Clauses

Negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement into a negative one. In this lesson, we will learn about ways of creating negative sentences.

Negation: Nouns & Pronouns

In this lesson, we will learn about negative structures with nouns and pronouns. Do we have negative pronouns? How can we make a negative noun?

Negation: Adverbs

In this lesson, we will learn about negative structures with adverbs. Do we have negative adverbs?

Double Negations

Using a negative word with a negative verb is called a double negation. Is it OK to use double negation in English grammar? Let's find out!

Questions

In English, there are different types of questions. In this lesson, you will get to know them briefly and see some examples for each type. Are you ready?

Yes/No Questions

'Do you like English?' 'Are you making progress?' 'Have these lessons been helping you?' If you want to learn about how to make yes/no questions, click here!

Wh- Questions

Wh-questions are questions that begin with one of the 'wh-' words. In order to learn about them and to know how to form a wh- question, read this article!

Tags

Tags are short clauses that look like questions. they are generally used at the end of a clause to invite a response from the listener. Let's see how tags work!

Reported Speech: Direct Speech

Mainly, there are two types of reported speech: direct speech and indirect speech. In this lesson, we will focus on the first type: how to use direct speech.

Reported Speech: Indirect Speech

There are two main types of reported speech: direct speech and indirect speech. In this lesson, we will learn about how to use indirect speech in English.

Inversion and Fronting

Inversion and fronting occur when we invert the normal sentence order. In this lesson, we will study these two grammatical structure.

Ellipsis

Ellipsis is the omission of a word or words that are obvious or easily understood from the surrounding texts. In this lesson, we will learn about ellipses.

Parts of Speech

A part of speech is any grammatical group, such as noun, verb, and adjective, into which words are classified based on their use.

Word Order

Word order refers to the order or arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In order to study them in more detail, take a look at this article!

Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes are like codes in a code language. With their help, you can decode the words in a language. Let's take a closer look at these codes!

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initials

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initials are shortened forms of words or phrases. They normally represent a whole sentence or phrase. Ready to meet them?