Basic English Grammar: For English Language Learners by Howard Sargeant

By Howard Sargeant

This two-book sequence was once written particularly for English language rookies and covers the entire uncomplicated grammar themes for newcomers. includes transparent and concise factors of the principles and illustrates them with a number of examples. The «Did You Know?» and «Grammar aid» notes upload extra to the knowledge of simple grammar. those books will provide English language rookies a transparent realizing of middle grammar abilities and support lay a powerful starting place for solid English. each one e-book comprises 150-pages plus of grammar examples and guideline.

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What time is it? Which boy is your brother? Whose pen is this? Possessive Determiners The words my, your, his, her, its, our and their are used before nouns to show ownership. They are called possessive determiners. I gave my sandwich to John. Is this your desk? Alan crashed his bike into a wall. Mrs. Park keeps her house very clean. The dog was licking its paws. There’s a snake in our garden. N o t e s The possessive determiner your can be used when you are talking to one person or more than one person: I’m very angry with you, John.

The boys play in the yard after school. Mr. Carter always drives very carefully. Doris is a very successful businesswoman. Michael and I both entered the race. He won but I lost. ◗ Some verbs can be either transitive or intransitive. Notice that the transitive meaning and the intransitive meaning are sometimes different. transitive verbs intransitive verbs The pilot flies the plane very well. Eagles fly high in the sky. The boys play football on weekends. The boys play in the yard on weekends. My mom runs her own company.

Some of my friends don’t like country music. Each of the boys answered the question correctly. I’ve had enough of your bad behavior! Five of these girls are taller than any of the boys. ◗ 50 The quantifying determiner all may be used with or without of. For example you can say: We ate all of the food in the fridge. or We ate all the food in the fridge. He spends all of his time playing football. or He spends all his time playing football. She likes all of my friends. or She likes all my friends.

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