Understanding Grammar

Understanding grammar is important. The key to understanding grammar is words. You have to understand the function of words. You have to understand the function of each word.

Grammar Words

In grammar, words have names. These names are called “parts of speech”. Parts of speech are grammar words.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are the main parts of speech but there are also prepositions, pronouns and articles. Let’s look at the parts of speech:

Nouns

Nouns and articles go together. For example:

The car is blue.

“The” is an article and “car” is a noun.

Verbs

Each verb has a tense:

He lives in Pakistan.

“Lives” is a verb.

Adjectives

Adjectives and nouns go together.

He has a big house.

“Big” is an adjective and “house” is a noun.

Adverbs

Verbs and adverbs go together. Adverbs tell how, when, where or why. For example:

We walked quickly.

“Walked” is a verb. “Quickly” is an adverb.

Pronouns

A pronoun is a word like I, he, she, it, they , we. It stands instead of a noun.

I gave it to him.

“I” is a pronoun. “It” is a pronoun. “Him” is a pronoun.

Prepositions

Prepositions are small words like “in”, “on”, “to”, “from”, “with”, “at”.

I want to learn English.

“To” is a preposition.

Connecting Words

Connecting words, or conjunctions, are words like “and”, “but”, “so”, “because” and “when” and “while”. We use them to join sentences.

I live in Japan but I am Australian.

“But” is a conjunction.

More Notes on Grammar

If you want more notes on parts of speech and grammar in general, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

if you are confused or have a grammar question, you can ask a question and post it in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Grammar Questions

Do you have a grammar question?
What is your question?

Links – Grammar

The Grammar Page

Vocabulary is the Key

An Overview of Tenses

Verbs and adjectives – help

Verbs and Adjectives – Happiness

Vocabulary – Can I be of Assistance?

The Verb Page

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  1. noori says:

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  4. Amel Nahhas says:

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  5. Amel Nahhas says:

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  6. Fahima says:

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  7. Paul says:

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    • Mark White says:

      Do you mean reading and listening?

      Read and listen. That will help you improve. Practise by doing! Follow the links.

      Go to Site map and liksten to Real Conversations and read the transcript at the same time. Read “Lives of a Man” the story. Do the interactive stories.

      That should help.

      • Bassam says:

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        Very important to improve your language you must
        To have contact with people to speak with him
        but we haven’t for this we are feeling afraid to
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        Resolution for the problem????!

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