Collective Nouns

What are collective nouns? Collective nouns refer to words used to represent a group of people or things. Examples: • a crowd of people • a company of actors • a team of football players • a troupe of dancers • a herd of cattle • a brood of chickens • a congress of baboons... Continue Reading →

Grammar Lesson: Parts of Speech

  In order to learn speaking and writing English language correctly, it is essential to recognize how to construct a correct sentence structure; therefore, we need to understand the components of a sentence; the important eight parts of the English language which are: nouns, verbs, helping verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. 1. NOUNS... Continue Reading →

Conversational Deletion

In English grammar, normally every sentence should have a subject, for example "I gotta go now"; however, in spoken English, there's a tendency to drop the subject I and you and the auxiliary verb in statement and interrogative sentence. We call this 'conversational deletion'. Examples: • Gotta go now. (I gotta go now.) • See... Continue Reading →

What’s Clipping?

Clipping is one of the important concepts when creating words, that includes compounding and blending.   What does clipping mean exactly? Clipping is the word formation in which a word is reduced or shortened without changing the meaning of the word.  

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