Category: Grammar

The with superlatives

Superlative adjectives normally take the article the. She is the tallest girl in the class. (NOT She is tallest girl in the class.) This is the best book I have read. (NOT This is...

There and their

These words are often confused. There has two uses. It can be an adverb of place. Put the vessels there. (= Put the vessels in that place.) I went there yesterday. (= I went...

The matter with

The expression ‘the matter’ or ‘the matter with’ can be used after words like something, anything, nothing and what. It means something like ‘wrong with’. Something is the matter with Maria. She doesn’t talk...

Finite and non-finite verbs

These lessons are based on Macmillan English Ferry Class 8 Textbook and Workbook. Finite verbs are verbs that have different forms in different tenses. Finite verbs change their form when there is a change...

Basic rules of subject-verb agreement

In every sentence, the verb has to agree with the subject. If the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb too should be plural. Singular...

How to make negative structures in English

In English, we make negative structures by putting ‘not’ after an auxiliary verb. Study the example sentences given below. You can find more English grammar lessons here. I am an architect. (Affirmative statement) I...

Verbs with collective nouns

Collective nouns A collective noun denotes a collection. Examples are: class, regiment, team, family, bunch, band, crowd etc. Collective nouns can be followed by either a singular or a plural verb, depending upon whether...