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    Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

     Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun. After sharing about nouns in the preceded post, now I want to share more about a part of noun classifications. They about countable noun and uncountable noun.       It’s important to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns in English because their usage is different in regards to both determiners and verbs. Countable nouns        Countable nouns are the names of separate items which can be counted. They have a singular and a plural form. The singular form can use the determiner “a” or “an“. And in the plural we can combine with numbers, many, few, some, any,…

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    Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

     Kind of Nouns based on the Classification. Nouns are simply the names we give to everything around us, whether it is a person, an event, a place or an object, etc. Every particular name used to define something is a noun. E.g. : Amsterdam, Anita, Blackberry, Honesty, Waiter, etc.     Based on the classification, Nouns are classified into; Common Noun, Proper Noun, Collective Noun, Abstract Noun, Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun. COMMON NOUNS        These are the nouns that are used to denote a general category of people, places or things. They are capitalized only when they are at the beginning of a sentence. Common Nouns…

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    The Pattern of Past Continuous Tense

    The Pattern of Past Continuous Tense. When we are talking about Past continuous Tense, it means that we are talking about the activity happens in the past. However it is rather different to Simple Past Tense. The past continuous is formed from the past tense of “be” with the – ing form of the “verb” or it can be formed by constructing as follows, Pattern ( + ) Subject + was/were + Ving           Suzan was washing dishes.           They were playing kites. ( – )  Subject + was/were + not + Ving           Suzan was not washing dishes.           They were not playing kites. ( ? ) Was/Were +…

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    Type Degrees of Comparison

     Type Degrees of Comparison         There are mainly three types of degrees of comparison. They are namely: Positive degree Comparative degree Superlative degree Positive degree    Positive Degree of comparison shows common characteristic of objects or things or nouns. Positive degree is used when there is just one thing to be described or talk about and nothing to compare it with. (also read : List Degrees of Comparison)  “That song is fast.” Here, fast is a positive-degree of adjective where it describes the song without drawing any comparisons with anything else.      Positive degree is also used for comparing the same characteristic of persons…

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    The Function of Imperative Sentence

    The Function of Imperative Sentence The Function of Imperative Sentence        How are you going my beloved visitors? Are you fine? As we know that English consists of four skills. They are listening, speaking, reading and writing. However, we also need other skills to support those skills. (Also read : FUNCTION OF PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE)      In this occasion, I will share about one supported skill, i.e: The Imperative Sentence.    There are some functions of imperative sentence in English, such as: 1. As an order, 2. As a warning, 3. As an appeal, 4. As an advice, 5. As a suggestion, 6. As an instruction…

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    Pattern and usage of Simple Past Tense

     Pattern and usage of Simple Past Tense. After sharing about Simple Present, Present Continuous and others for grammar, now is the time for me to share other kinds of tenses. In this case is sharing about Simple Past Tense. In this share I will share the pattern, the usage, time signal and examples so let’s discuss.   Pattern There are two pattern of Simple Past Tense   ( + ) Subject + Verb2                           e.g  They worked together .            ( – ) Subject + did not + Verb1          …

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    Auxiliary Verb Modal Can Could

     Auxiliary Verb Modal Can Could. Auxiliary verbs always precede main verbs within a verb phrase. Auxiliaries are also known as helping verbs because they are needed to form many of the tenses. The words can be said as auxiliary if there is main verb in a sentence. The most word used as auxiliary verbs are to be, to do, to have and modals. And Insya Allah I will share all kinds of auxiliaries in some posting. In this occasion, I want to share about auxiliary modal. First of all, what does MODAL mean? modal = expressing mood. mood = a way to express the attitude of the…

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    Explanation about Question Tag

     Explanation about Question Tag. A Question tag is a short question at the end of statement. It is mainly used in speech when we want to confirm that something is true or not, or to encourage a reply from the person we are speaking to. Form of question tag Auxiliary + pronoun + ? There are two main parts of question tag. They are main statement and question tag. So the form is Statement, Question Tag Example We are students, aren’t we? We are students = statement aren’t we = question tag Pay attention of the following information: If main statement is positive ( + ), question tag should be negative ( – ) Example             She is…

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    Types of Conditional Sentence

     Types of Conditional Sentence. Have a nice meeting to my beloved readers. Here I want to share grammar edition. It is about conditional sentence. Conditional sentence is also known as Conditional Clause or If Clause plays an important role in grammar. It describes a condition and the result that follows. Conditional sentence is made up of two parts: the if-clause (condition) and the main clause (result that follows). There are three types of Conditional Sentence. Conditional Sentences Type I Conditional Sentences Type II Conditional Sentences Type III Usage and Pattern Conditional Sentences Type I Usage        Conditional Sentences Type I refer to the future. An…

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    Function of Present Continuous Tense

     Function of Present Continuous Tense. Present continuous Tense is also called Present Progressive Tense. We use the present continuous tense to show we are in the middle of an activity that is in progress at this moment. The activity started in the past and will go on in the future. Example: I am praying.       So when we use the present continuous tense we are talking about something that is still not yet finished or complete at the time of speaking. Pattern ( + ) Subject + am/is/are + Ving              They are playing football. ( – )  Subject + am/is/are + not + Ving             …