Basic English Grammar: For English Language Learners by Howard Sargeant

By Howard Sargeant

This two-book sequence used to be written in particular for English language freshmen and covers the entire uncomplicated grammar subject matters for rookies. comprises transparent and concise reasons of the principles and illustrates them with various examples. The «Did You Know?» and «Grammar aid» notes upload additional to the certainty of easy grammar. those books will supply English language newcomers a transparent knowing of middle grammar abilities and support lay a robust origin for solid English. each one e-book contains 150-pages plus of grammar examples and guideline.

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The words a and an are indefinite articles. They are used with singular nouns. Use a before nouns that begin with a consonant. Use an before nouns that begin with a vowel. ◗ John is reading a book. Would you like a peach? Is that a dog or a fox? pea fox eum mus You’ll need a ruler and a pencil. ch lady pencil a Is there also an entrance at the back of the building? Have you ever seen an elephant? I always take an apple to school. rella umb Do you have an umbrella that I can borrow? islan Would you like to live on an island?

I (help) Mom in the kitchen. 4. My sister and I (watch) television in our bedroom. 5. The train 6. They 7. We (leave) in ten minutes. (come) with us to the museum. (paint) some pictures for Aunt Susan. 8. The boys and girls (dance) in the hall. 9. The cat (chase) some birds. (tickle) me. 10. My brother Exercise 9 Complete the following sentences with either 1) the simple present form of the verb, or 2) the present progressive form of the verb. 1. The teacher always (give) us interesting project work.

Adjective comparative superlative sad sadder saddest wet wetter wettest slim slimmer slimmest thin thinner thinnest big bigger biggest Suppose the adjective has two syllables and ends in y. Just change the y to i and add er to make the comparative and add est to make the superlative. adjective comparative superlative easy easier easiest heavy heavier heaviest funny funnier funniest lovely lovelier loveliest dirty dirtier dirtiest pretty prettier prettiest noisy noisier noisiest tidy tidier tidiest happy happier happiest friendly friendlier friendliest naughtiest tiny tinier tiniest naughty naughtier 40 adjective comparative superlative Adjectives: The Comparison of Adjectives ◗ Use more and most to compare most other two-syllable adjectives.

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