Determiners – What is a determiner

What is a determiner? Determiners are a class of words which include: articles, possessive adjectives (my, his, her, its, our, your, their), demonstratives (this/that, these/those) and quantifiers. The essence of determiners is that they tell us if a noun-phrase is specific or general. Therefore they must come before a noun. As we looked at articlesContinue reading “Determiners – What is a determiner”

Adjectives and what they are

Adjectives a.k.a describing words Adjectives often destroy a sentence. You could have an exquisite sentence only to be ruined by the overuse of clumsy bewildering adjectives. Adjectives describe nouns or pronouns and tell us something about them. They do not modify verbs, adverbs or other adjectives. If you want to sound sophisticated and sanctimonious, youContinue reading “Adjectives and what they are”

Verbs and their sub-classes

Without verbs not much happens I school I home You me With the verb I love school I walked home you love me Verbs like other elements of speech have been classified into, nice, easily-forgettable categories, for our learning pleasure. First I need to take a quick detour to talk about infinitives. An infinitive formContinue reading “Verbs and their sub-classes”