Grammar Clinic

Teaching English language: The Dos and Don’ts for teaching Teens Vocabulary

Every language in the world has its set of vocabularies, which are basically the words used every day by speakers of such languages. Therefore, when we talk about vocabularies, we are referring to the words in a particular language which are learnt overtime by speakers of said language starting from the moment they learn to [...]

Commonly confused English Words every Teen should take note of

The English language is replete with English words that are often confused with each other. The reasons could be because they sound alike even though they have very different meanings, have the same spelling/pronunciation or because their meanings are almost similar such that you think you could interchangeably use them. But no matter the excuses for [...]

Typical Grammatical Mistakes every Teen needs to stop making

If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty  to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological mistakes are [...]

Teens! Take note of Some of the Most Misused Words and Phrases

Would you believe that there are certain words and phrases, about fifty eight (58) of them that are constantly misused every day by so many people the world over? Well believe that! Now just in case you’ve been guilty of misusing some of these words, this post will help you realize your errors and make [...]

Grammar Clinic: Phrases

A Phrase is a small group of related words within a sentence or clause. A phrase functions as a part of speech and includes a head (or headword), which determines the nature of the unit. Principal Types of Phrases: 1. Adjective Phrase: A word group with an adjective as its head. This adjective may be accompanied by modifiers, determiners, and/or [...]

This Article Will Change How You Use the Prepositions IN, IN TO and INTO

The preposition in generally refers to being inside something: Adam stood alone in the elevator. While the preposition into generally means movement toward the inside of something: Adam walked into the elevator. But sometimes the meanings of in and into sometimes overlap. Examples: After waiting in the hallway for twenty minutes, I finally stepped into [...]

Grammar Clinic: Agreement (Concord)

Grammar: Agreement (Concord) In English Language Concord in broad terms means agreement between the subject and the verbs as well as other elements of the clause structure. The idea of concord in the grammar of English suggests that for an English sentence to be correct and meaningful, its constituent parts (i.e. subject, verb, object, adverbial) [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English–SS1}: Commonly Misspelled Words and Idioms

A. Commonly Misspelled Words Here are some of the reasons people misspell words. Mispronunciation Mispronunciation is known to be one of the most common causes of misspelling. Hence, phonetic misspelling is common, once a word is mispronounced; for example, the word "realize" may be misspelled as "relize". Typing errors Some spelling errors are introduced because [...]

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Grammar Clinic: The REAL Difference Between CANVASS and CANVAS

These two words are pronounced the same way and they have similar stress pattern. They also have almost the same derivatives. A. CANVASS  (verb) canvass; 3rd person present: canvasses; past tense: canvassed; past participle:canvassed; gerund or present participle: canvassing 1a. Solicit votes from (electors or members). Example: In each ward, two workers canvassed some 2,000 voters [...]

Grammar Clinic – Reported Speech

What is Reported Speech? Reported speech is when you tell somebody else what you or a person said before. Distinction must be made between direct speech and reported speech. If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need [...]

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