Lexical/Grammatical Collocations: Patterns and Examples 4

  Benson, Benson, and Ilson (1986) categorized English collocations into two classes: lexical collocations and grammatical collocations (with 7 and 8 types respectively); lexical collocations are made up only of verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs in different possible combinations while grammatical collocations contain words such as verbs, adjectives or nouns combined with a preposition or a ...

Plurals In English 1

Plurals Many English words form their plural by the addition of a final -s. This simple plural ending is used following most consonant sounds, even when the final letter is a silent -e. The plural ending -s is also found after vowel sounds, even when the spelling of a word with a final vowel sound ...

Key Facts about Nouns and Pronouns

Key Facts about Nouns and Pronouns
Key Facts about Nouns Nouns describe concrete things that you can see or touch: a friend, a house, a church; and abstract things that you can not see or touch: happiness, information, love, time. 1. Plurals To form the plural of most nouns add -(e)s: friend-friends, house-houses, church-churches Nouns ending in -ch, -sh, -s, -ss, ...

Too and Enough, So and Such 2

Too and Enough, So and Such
. Too and Enough : Too and Enough are used with adjectives and indicate degree. Here we have provide you the different usages of Too and Enough, So and Such. A. Too means ‘more is necessary or desirable.’ 1. To + adjective / adverb Ex: This jumper’s too big. Can I try a smaller size? 2. ...

Common English Irregular Plurals Forms 3

Common English Irregular Plurals Forms
Most nouns in English are made into plural nouns by adding an ‘s’ to the singular form. If the noun ends with an s, ch, sh, or x, an ‘es ‘ is added to make the noun plural. Plural nouns that are not made plural in this way are irregular plural nouns . . Irregular ...

Nouns

Nouns The noun is one of the most important parts of speech. Its arrangement with the verb helps to form the sentence core, which is essential to every complete sentence. In addition, it may function as the chief or “head” word in many structures of modification. The noun head, with its own pre- and post-modifiers, ...

Prefixes (Part 1) 1

Prefixes (Part 1)
Prefix is a word that comes at the beginning of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and gives different meanings to these words. There are lots of prefixes, such as prefixes that make an adjective negative or positive and so on. I’m going to introduce you some of these prefixes in this article. OVER Using the ...

Singular and Plural 3

Singular and Plural
Singular and Plural The next topic that we need to study in Nouns is numbers, or what is more commonly understood as Singular and Plural. Before proceeding ahead let us answer the question why do we need to study numbers in nouns? The answer is two fold: First, we could have a single item or ...