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A list of common synonyms

What are Synonyms? Synonyms are words that have same or similar meaning as another word. Therefore, synonyms can be used interchangeably without affecting the meaning of the sentence where they are used. Authors choose a synonym depending on the context , or tone , of their writing. Some words are preferred in the "formal" tone, or language, than their synonyms. Synonyms help you expand your vocabulary, which helps you understand the language better. Here is a list of commonly used synonyms: Allow - Permit Admit - Confess Abroad - Overseas Amount - Quantity Answer - Response Awful - Terrible Away - Absent Begin - Commence Beautiful - Pretty Blank - Empty Big - Large Belly - Stomach Broad - Wide Change - Transform Close - Shut Complete - Total Correct - Right Choosy - Picky Dedicated - Committed Destiny - Fate Discount - Reduction Delicate - Fragile Disclose - Reveal Deliberate - Pla
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Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense: The simple present tense is used to describe facts, habits, schedules, opinions, and regular or repeated actions in the present time. We use Simple Present Tense to describe: Facts (general truth): Horse has four leg. Her new friend is a Doctor. Opinions: I like chocolate. Schedule: My school opens at eight. Habits: James eats rice everyday. Regular or Repeated Actions: She travels to school by bus. Types of sentences using Simple Present Tense: There are three types of sentences: 1.1 Affirmative Sentences: Forming Affirmative Sentences: The third person singular (He, She, It) is used by adding "s" to the end of the verb. Subject + Main verb + Object He likes chocolate. They eat pasta. Please note: there are a few special cases. The follow

What are Adverbs?

Adverbs, different types of adverbs and their examples: What Are Adverbs? Definition: An adverb is a single word , or a group of words , that modifies a verb , an adjective or another adverb. An adverb tells us when , where , how and in what manner an action is performed. Let's consider the following examples: James was sleeping peacefully . Sam walks gracefully . He is an extremely talented singer. Nina plays really confidently. Here the adverb "really" modifies the adverb "confidently" . Note: Many adverbs end in "ly" , but this is not always true. For example: ( fast, never, well, very, least, more, less, now, there ) Also, there are words, like "friendly" and "lovely" , that end in "ly" , but they are adjectives , not adverbs . Types of adverbs: 1. Adverb Of Time: An adverb of time tells us when something is done. T

Imperative sentences: definition, examples and how to use them

What are Imperative Sentences? In English language, sentences can be of different types, and hence can be classified in different ways. One way to classify them is by their function. Based on their function, sentences can be classified as declarative , imperative , interrogative , and exclamatory sentences. Imperative sentences are used: to give an order or a command to make a request to give instructions to offer advice , suggestion or invitation In an imperative sentence, the verb typically comes at the beginning, and the subject is altogether missing. The subject is implied (or understood); it is usually the second-person, "the reader". An imperative sentence ends with a period (.) or an exclamation mark (!) depending on the forcefulness of the command. Also, imperative sentences can be in positive or negative form . The following are som

Active And Passive Voice

Active voice Definition: In active voice , the subject of the sentence performs the action indicated by the verb , and the object receives the action . Examples: She is writing a story. Here, the subject of the sentence is "she" , which is doing the action. And "story" is the object, which receives the action of the verb "writing" . He is doing his homework. Passive voice Definition: In passive voice , the subject receives the action , and the person who is performing that action comes at the end of the sentence. Sometimes it is unknown or less important. In passive voice , we give importance to the action , instead of the person who is doing that action. Examples: A story is being written by her. His homework is being done by him. In the first example, "a story" is the subject, but it is not doing any action . It is

Direct Object and Indirect Object

What is a Direct Object? Definition: A direct object receives the action of the verb. We know that verbs describe actions, but it is the direct objects that tell us on "what" or "whom" the action is performed. In other words, a direct object is acted upon by the subject in the sentence. Most commonly used direct objects are nouns and pronouns . Note: Direct objects can only exist with transitive verbs. Linking verbs cannot have direct objects, because linking verbs do not perform an action. Instead, Linking verbs are followed by "subject complements". In most cases, sentences with an action verb also have the object of the verb. However, it is possible to have a sentence where there is a verb with no direct objects. The following are some examples. How to identify the direct object in a sentence? If you are interested in identifying the direct object in a sentence, try asking the question: on &quo

Conjunction Practice and Usage

What is a Conjunction? Definition: A conjunction is a word that is used to connect other words, clauses or phrases in a sentence. Use of conjunctions makes it possible to express thoughts or ideas that are related to each other, in an efficient and interesting way. Conjunctions add flow to your sentences and make sentences sound more natural. They also help provide valuable information to the reader. There are three types of conjunctions: coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions and correlative conjunctions. Let's take a look at the three types of conjunctions below. Please note, there are different punctuation rules for the three different types of punctuations; therefore, pay attention to such rules described in the sections below. Types Of Conjunction: 1. Coordinating Conjunction: A coordinating conjunction joins words , clauses or phrases together that are equal in importance. In English, the words used