Category: Syntax

Rankscale

Rankscale and Rankshift Before we look at the meaning of Rankscale and Rankshift, let us first look at the meaning of rank. The term ‘rank’ in grammar, therefore, refers to a distinct grammatical unit. It could be a clause, a phrase,...

The Phrase

Meaning of phrase Phrase is a group of related words without a finite verb that expresses an incomplete thought. Examples;The man, the three men, the three handsome men, the three handsome men in the world, very good, has come, very late,...

Prepositions

In English Language, some words express the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and other parts of a sentence.The relationship be; time relationship, position relationship, direction relationship among others.For example; ‘Ayisha placed the book on the table’, the word ‘on‘...

Adverbs

Meaning of Adverbs Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. E.g wonderfully, very, so, gradually etc.a. The lady writes beautifully. (modifies the verb ‘writes’)b. The lady writes beautifully legible. (modifies the adjective ‘legible’)c. The lady writes beautifully well....