Some Similes

Some Similes   The word ‘Simile’ has come from the Latin word ‘similis’ which means likeness. Literary a Simile is an explicit statement of likeness between two dissimilar things. For example: Siraj-ud-daulla was as brave as a lion. Here ‘Siruj-ud-dulla’ is compared to a lion. Siraj-ud-dulla and lion are two different things. But they are […]

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List of Some Collective Nouns

List of Some Collective Nouns   The Collective Nouns are nouns which refer to a collection or group of things, persons or beings considered as one undivided whole. A collective noun always takes a singular verb. Mind the list of some commonly used collective nouns given below: 1. A class of students. 2. A Board […]

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Spelling Direction

Spelling Direction    English is one of the richest languages in the world. Its vocabulary is also enviously rich. It has so many words which almost pronounce the same with the other word though they differ in spelling and meaning. After much analytical study of English words, some rules have been laid down as spelling […]

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Use of Prefixes and Suffixes

Use of Prefixes and Suffixes   A. PREFIXES A Prefix is a syllable or syllables placed at the beginning of a word to make a new word. It adds something to the meaning. In the English language, most suffixes have come from Latin and Greek. A list of some common Prefixes are given below: 1. […]

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The Same Words Used as Different Parts of Speech

The Same Words Used as Different Parts of Speech   In English, a word is used as different parts of speech. In other words, to say, a word may be used as a Noun, Verb,  Adverb, Preposition,  Pronoun etc. Some words used so are shown below : 1.All:    All that you say is good. […]

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Word Order

Word Order   The grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence is called Word Order. Grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence is the logic of the English Language—because the inappropriate (ungrammatical) placing of words in a sentence either upturns the sense or distorts the meaning of the sentence. So grammatical arrangement of words in […]

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Formation of Compound Words

Formation of Compound Words   The Words formed by joining two or more simple words are called Compound Words. For Example : Black + bird = black-bird Holy + day = holiday Milk + maid = milkmaid There are few characteristics of Compound words, usually noticed when we study them, as-  (i)There are some compound […]

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Formation of Parts of Speech

Formation of Parts of Speech (Word Formation)   When a word is formed from another word by adding something either before or after,  subtracting something (letter) or changing letter (especially vowel) is called Word Formation. For example, we can form : A. Verbs from Nouns and Adjectives: Act (n) _____ enact (v) Glass (n) _____ […]

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Distinction Between Synonyms

Distinction Between Synonyms   1. Able (it is a general term and does not mention any special quality or merit): Pandit Jawaharlal was an able politician. Capable (it denotes proficiency in doing a particular thing): Hari is capable of riding a horse. 2. About (more or less than): Radha is about thirty-one. Nearly (a little […]

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