Next to nouns and verbs, adjectives are essential to every meaningful sentence. There wouldn’t even be any exciting stories to tell if it wasn’t for adjectives. Simply put, adjectives describe to us “what something or someone is like.” But let’s dive deeper into the topic and show you how to identify an adjective when you see one. Continue reading Grammar Basics: Adjectives
In saying “Sorry” and to apologize, you admit that you did something wrong. However, the difference between these two phrases is very subtle but still impactful, depending on the situation. Continue reading I’m sorry, I apologize.
Verbs describe a physical (run, jump, talk) or mental (think, confuse, guess) action or a state of being (to exist, to live, to be).
With a noun or pronoun (which primarily functions as “subject”), verbs tell us what the subject does or performs. Even though that might sound easy to understand, there are, however, a couple of things you have to keep in mind, especially if you’re currently trying to learn English. So, let’s get going, shall we? Continue reading Grammar Basics: Verbs
You may or may not believe it, but sometimes even co-workers here at Grammatica struggle to find out when to use a hyphen in English. Then I’ll get the question ‘To hyphen or not to hyphen?’ and that’s when we figured we should create an own article for that specific topic. Yes, this one’s for you, Christoph. Continue reading To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate – That’s The Question
Whether you’ve just recently started learning English, want to get a better understanding of your own language, or like to learn something out of curiosity – understanding the basic rules of a language is a must, not only to create proper and solid sentences but also to improve your overall communication skills in both written and spoken form. Continue reading Grammar Basics: Nouns
“Run-on” sentences are just compound sentences gone wrong. Like very wrong. You could also say that “run-on” sentences consist of too many ideas and thoughts without the proper punctuation. If “compound sentences” and “dependent vs. independent clauses” don’t ring a bell, make sure to check out one of our previous articles. But continue reading to find out how to recognize run-on sentences and especially how to fix them! Continue reading How To Fix “Run-On Sentences”
You might think that we’ve already summed up all English tenses in the grammatical sense with the “past,” “present,” and “future.” However, there’s one more type of tense that we ought to know about: the “conditional” or, in other words, “conditional sentences” or “if”-sentences. Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Conditionals
We’ve learned by now that there are precisely four ways each in the English language to express the present and past. To describe things and actions that will happen in the future, started in the present and end in the … Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Future
From the previous article, we’ve learned that there are precisely four ways in the English language to express the present. To describe things and actions that started and ended in the past or begin in the past and continue to … Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Past
There are various forms in the English language to express the present – four, to be exact. All of them have specific tasks that play an essential role in describing the present time. They are used to express ongoing, regular, … Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Present