Every word in every sentence in written English has a purpose, and misusing or misplacing even one word in a sentence can alter its meaning completely.
- The man eating bear is a native of the northern forests.
- The man-eating bear is native to the Northern Forests.
In the first, the subject is the man and he was born in the forests of the northern region. In the second, the subject is a bear that is usually found in an area called the Northern Forests.
The only differences are a hyphen, an article (a) the prepositions of and to, and two capital letters. And yet, these two sentences have nothing in common and mean two completely different things.
The point here is that grammar is an essential part of writing and must be used properly if a writer is to present ideas clearly.
This site has therefore divided the grammar focus of our lessons into two areas: fundamental grammar and advanced grammar.
The former category is meant to provide you with the tools to build simple, strong, and correct sentences. The latter is meant to provide you the tools to add style, complexity, and interest to your writing. After all, the words you present on paper or screen are all there is to represent you. If you want to show your charm, you will have to do it with grammar. If you want to demonstrate cold sobriety, that too will rely on your grammar skills.
What We Cover
|• Parts of Speech||– Nouns
– Verb Types
|• Clauses and Phrases|
|• Independent Clause||– What is a sentence?
– The Independent Clause
|• Independent Clause Elements||– Subject
– The Main Verb
|• Sentence Types||– Simple
– Embedded Clauses
|• Dependent Clauses||– Noun clause
– Adjective clause
– Adverb clause
|• Phrases||– Reduced Clauses
|• Structures||– Passive