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Everything You Need to Know About English Grammar

Everything You Need to Know About English Grammar

Grammar is a set of rules that guide us on how to speak or write a language. It includes things like how to correctly use different words and sentences. Like every language, English also has specific grammar rules. These rules make it easier for people to learn the English language in a proper way.

In this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about “English Grammar. Let’s delve into them.

Different Rules of English Grammar

1. Know About Articles

Articles are the words utilized before the nouns as affixes. They determine whether the noun is particular or general. Let’s consider the following instances;

Example 1:             “After the long game, the glass of juice tasted exceptionally good”.

In the above example, the article used i.e. “The” shows that it was one particular game that was long and one specific glass of juice that tasted exceptionally good.

Example 2:           “After a long game, a glass of juice tasted exceptionally good”.

In the second example, we used the article “A” and made the statement unspecific. Telling that any glass of juice would taste good after any long game.

In English grammar, there are two types of articles i.e. definite and indefinite.

  • Definite Article: There is a single definite article in English grammar i.e. “The”. It is used before nouns to make them specific. It can be used with different types of nouns (like plural, singular, and uncountable nouns as well).

Let’s describe some instances;

1. “The Earth revolves around the Sun”.

2. “Nile is the world’s longest river”.

Note: This article is also used before the superlative form of the adjective. Like “The Best”.

  • Indefinite Articles: These are two i.e. A and An. An is utilized before the Vowel sound while A is used before the Consonant sound.

2. Homophones

In English Grammar homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but differ in meaning. It is worth mentioning them here since they mostly create confusion. There are a number of these words and some of them are bellowed;

they’retheir – there

So, you should make correct use of these words while keeping their meaning and spelling in mind.

3. Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs are considered to be cut from the same cloth. This is because they have some properties in parallel. Let’s delve into them;

  • Adjectives: They modify nouns by describing their goodness or badness (or their qualities and states). For example;
  1. “He is good at English”.
  2. “His communication skills are very impressive

In the above examples, “Good” and “Impressive” are the adjectives.

  • Adverb: The word that adds something to the verb referred to as an “Adverb”. For example:

“He cries loudly”.

“He drives slowly in the rain”.

In the above examples, “Slowly” and “Loudly” are adverbs. Moreover, for better understanding read the following examples of both in the table;


4. Basic Sentence Structure

In English grammar, we follow the simple sentence structure that is;

“Subject+ Verb+ Object”

Understanding the sentence structure is crucial to know who’s doing the action and what’s the output of the action.

  • Subject: It refers to the person or things that perform any action. For example, in the sentence “John eats cake”, John is the subject.
  • Verb: The word that describes any action is referred to as a “Verb”. If we consider the above example i.e. “John eats cake”, the verb is eats. It is an action word telling what John – does.
  • Object: It is a noun or pronoun on which the action is done by the subject. In the example of “Matt drinks sugarcane”, Sugarcane is the object.

5. Get Familiar With Punctuation, Spelling, and Grammar Errors

To get complete knowledge of English grammar you should be familiar with punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors that most of the basic level English writers do. Moreover, you should have a complete understanding to remove them.

There are two methods to gain complete familiarity with them i.e. manually and using online Grammar checking tools.

In the manual process, you will have to get help from English dictionaries, tutorials, etc.  This can be time time-consuming and hectic process. However, there is an easier way i.e. using a Grammar checker. They will automatically point out the spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in the content. Furthermore, the tools can correct those errors.

For example; We created text having some grammar errors and inputted it into a popular grammar checker i.e.Grammar Check.io. Let’s have a look at the image demonstrating the tool;

The tool underlined all the errors that you can remove by just clicking on the “Tick Button”.

Let’s see how the tool removed the different errors.

You can see the highlighted errors from the text and learn about what are their solutions.

6. Know about Conjunctions

Conjunctions are the words that are used to connect words, phrases, ideas, or sentences together. For example;

“We are learning English grammar since it is important”.

In the above example, since is the conjunction that joins two sentences. The most common conjunctions are given in the following table.

AndFor addition
ButTo express contrast
BecauseTo give the reason
So To describe the result
OrTo describe an alternative

Here are some more examples to provide you better understanding;

  • He likes playing Hockey and he participates in a team.
  • We will not work because we are feeling fatigued.
  • They want to eat more but food has finished.
  • Do you like John or Matt?


To gain expertise in the English language it is essential to have a deep knowledge of its grammar. In the above post, we explained the different English grammar rules that cover Articles, adjectives, adverbs, homophones, Conjunctions, and sentence

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