What are verb ?

  The verb is king in English. The shortest sentence contains a verb. You can make a one-word sentence with a verb, for example: "Stop!" You cannot make a one-word sentence with any other type of word.

Verbs are sometimes described as "action words". This is partly true. Many verbs give the idea of action, of "doing" something. For example, words like run, fight, do and work all convey action.

But some verbs do not give the idea of action; they give the idea of existence, of state, of "being". For example, verbs like be, exist, seem and belong all convey state.

A verb always has a subject. (In the sentence "John speaks English", John is the subject and speaks is the verb.) In simple terms, therefore, we can say that verbs are words that tell us what a subject does or is; they describe:

  • action (Ram plays football)
  • state (Anthony seems kind)

There is something very special about verbs in English. Most other words (adjectives, adverbs, prepositions etc) do not change in form (although nouns can have singular and plural forms). But almost all verbs change in form. For example, the verb to work has five forms:

  • to work, work, works, worked, working

Of course, this is still very few forms compared to some languages which may have thirty or more forms for a single verb.

words of verbs

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. Adjectives .

Definition of an adjectives
An adjective is a word that modifies or describes a noun or pronoun. An adjective can indicate what kind of, how many, whose, or which. The words "a" and "an" are called indefinite articles and the word "the" is a definite article. They are adjectives too.
In general, adjectives usually appear before the noun they modify or after a linking verb. For example: "That is a red ball" (adjective before the noun) or "That ball is red" (adjective after the linking verb).

The following are the twelve major categories of meaning that are expressed with English adjectives. A few exemplars are listed for each category, but there are several more possibilities. 

COLOR: blue, red, green, brown, yellow, black, white, etc.
SIZE: big, small, little, long, tall, short, same as,
SHAPE: round ( a ball ), circle (a door knob), triangle, rectangle ( a flag ),
square ( a block ), oval ( an egg )
DISTANCE: long, short, far, around, start, high, low
FEELINGS OR QUALITIES: good, pretty, right, good, old, better, best, full, funny, light, clean, new, fast, happy, sad, crooked, straight, noisy, quiet, full, empty, fast, slow, closed, open, soft, hard
QUANTITY: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, ten, many, few, all, some, every, any, first, once, much,
TEMPERATURE: cold, warm, hot, cool
TIME: late, early, bed, nap, dinner, lunch, day, morning, night,
NATIONALITY or ORIGIN: American, Mexican,
MATERIAL: wooden, sharp, paper, cloth,
AGE: new, old, young, child, adult, baby, teenage
PURPOSE: (These adjectives usually end in /ing/) sleeping bag, frying pan, swinging door.

Examples :

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. what is a noun ? .

The definition of a noun is a word that is used to define a person, animal or living object, place, thing or quality.

There are many different kinds of nouns in English.

Common Nouns - general nouns such as cat, bowl, hand, tree clock etc.

Countable Nouns - nouns that can be counted, such as car-cars, child-children etc.

Uncountable Nouns - nouns that can't be counted, such as water, fire, air etc.

Collective Nouns - nouns that refer to a group of things or people such as family, police, worker's union etc.

Proper Nouns - nouns that refer to a specific name of a person, corporation, company, product, such as IBM, Microsoft, Mr. David Green, Dr. Mary Jones.

Concrete Nouns - a noun that is a physical object, something that can be touched, seen, such as an animal, window, table, computer etc.

Abstract Nouns - is a noun is not a physical object, it can't be touched physically. They are ideas and feelings such as intelligence, love, hate, bravery etc.

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. Best Way to teach English Grammar .

1) The best way to teach English grammar is not as rigid rules. In fact grammar gives writers great latitude in emphasis and emotion while giving clarity to the text for the reader. The parts of speech are mobile
and interchangeable, one part often acting as if it were another.Sentences often contain phrases or clauses that act as a single part of speech.

2) Grammar is not static; it slowly but constantly changes what is considered correct usage. The writer uses grammar like a symphony conductor uses the orchestra.

3) The education of children in home school should include grammar help, and the best way to teach English grammar is as a course with coverage of, and reference to, multiple parts of speech. Good grammar helps acceptance into higher education, and homeschooled children can efficiently acquire good grammar through this book.

4) Grammar as a course is considered a necessity for ESL students.Copious grammar help is offered by journals on teaching grammar to English language learners for whom English is a second language.      "The Write Way to Read" content of Phase Nine: Teach a complete grammar course, excluding over 100 grammar terms, covering punctuation, capitalization, eight parts of speech, sentence structure and function.         

5) The same three themes in my thematic approach in curriculumrecur in this grammar instruction.
VOCABULARY EXPANDS when finding words to meet the need for an appropriate part of speech or for a sentence construction.

6) Grammar is ORGANIZED into sections including one section for each part of speech, and for types of phrases and clauses.There is a table organizing the various helping verbs and organizing the verb forms used in the twelve time settings.There is an old-fashioned diagram organizing pronouns.Most explanations are SIMPLIFIED by one or more examples.Not having to memorize most grammar terms SIMPLIFIES LEARNING.

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. Quotations From Teachers .

  • The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. ~Louis Johannot

  • If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~Anonymous Teacher
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