Betty Kirkpatrick

Webster's Word Power Better English Grammar

Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
the word There is a dummy subject
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
the word It is a dummy subject
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
The subject can be a noun—either a common noun or a proper noun or a verbal noun;
a noun phrase;
a pronoun;
a subordinate clause;
an infinitive
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
The subject (see 4) of a sentence refers to what the sentence is about, often the person or thing that carries out the action of the verb. The subject usually gives a clear idea of what the sentence is about
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
Basically, a sentence is a combination of two grammatical units—the subject (see 1, 2, 3) and the predicate
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
Other sentences are known as major sentences or regular sentences. A major sentence usually has a subject (see 1) and predicate (see
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
They are called minor sentences because they lack some of the other usual grammatical features of a sentence. For example, a minor sentence often lacks a subject and a predicate
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
a unit of language that can stand alone and make sense
Ingrid Belanhas quoted4 months ago
The most important unit of structure is the sentence
b3986543720has quoted4 years ago
An indirect object can be preceded by the word to or for.
So the sentence
Her sent the school a letter.
could be rephrased as
Her father sent a letter to the school..
b3986543720has quoted4 years ago
Some verbs commonly take an indirect object as well as a direct object. These include bring, buy, give, send, show, tell.
b3986543720has quoted4 years ago
both the direct and indirect objects are pronouns the direct object is sometimes placed first, especially in informal speech
b3986543720has quoted4 years ago
there is a direct object and an indirect object in a sentence or clause, the indirect object is almost always placed before the direct object, as in:
I gave the boy the sweets.
where the boy is the indirect object and the sweets the direct object.
Isvaneshas quoted4 years ago
Minor sentences are most common in spoken English and in conversation in literary fiction. They are also common in certain kinds of written English such as notices, labels and adverts.
Isvaneshas quoted4 years ago
However, poor grammar reflects badly on you—you might miss out on a job opportunity, you might not be taken seriously when making a complaint, you could even put off a potential Internet date—all because of terrible grammar and sloppy spelling.
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