English grammar is the way in which meanings are encoded into wordings in the English language. This includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and whole texts.
There are lots of rules in English and today i bring you 4 Rules of Grammar.
1. Use Active Voice
When it comes to English grammar rules, you can start with your voice. Every human language starts an active sentence with the subject or the "doer." In English, the verb (what's being done) follows the subject. If there is an object (the receiver of the action), it comes after the verb. The formula for this is
S + V + O (S=subject, V=verb, O=object)
Oooh yes, there is math in English.
Shelby dried the cat.
Mary walked the dog.
2. Link Ideas With a Conjunction
Sometimes you want to link two ideas with a second S+V+O combination. When you do, you need a coordinating conjunction. The addition of the coordinating conjunction creates a new layout for you to follow.
S+V+O, COORDINATING CONJUNCTION+S+V+O
Take this sentence for example:
Delia found a cat, but it ran into the alley.
Before "but," the subject is Delia, the verb is found and the object is cat. After "but," the subject is it, the verb is ran, and the object is alley.
Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember with an acronymic mnemonic device: FANBOYS. Each letter of the acronym stands for one coordinating conjunction: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.
3. Use a Comma to Connect Two Ideas as One
Coordinating conjunctions are used when connecting two ideas as one in a single sentence, but don't forget the comma. You can see the use and placement of the comma in these examples.
I do not walk Mary's dog, nor do I wash him.
Mary fed her dog, and I drank tea.
Mary feeds and walks her dog every day, but the dog is still hyperactive.
After the English Grammar rules above, let’s go straight to the sentences you have used wrongly all your life.
1.Instead of the word matured, say mature.
Say Uncle Kwesi is a mature person.
Not Uncle Kwesi is a matured person.
2.Say I have a red dress in mu stuff.
Not I have a red dress in my stuffs or stuffes.
3.Say there will no wake.
Not there will be no wake keeping.
4.Say between you and me
Not between you and I.
5.Say henceforth, i will no longer live in this house.
Not, from today onward going I will no longer live in this house.
6.Say I love Akua’s travel bag
Not, i love Akua’s travelling bag.
Which one’s have you said wrongly your whole life.
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