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Academic Questions in English
Answer true of false with regards to the sentence below:
'Humility' is a noun and 'Humble' is an adjective
A part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject within that sentence is termed a/an _____.
C. Adverbial clause
D. Adverbial phrase
E. Half clause
F. Body of adverbial clause
The acronym Wi-Fi stands for _____.
A. Wireless Files
B. Wireless Flips
C. Wireless Fidelity
D. Wireless Freedom
E. Wireless and Free
F. Wireless Fun
The words massacre and bloodbath are _____.
_____ are words or a phrases or expressions that have an exact or closely related meaning with another word or phrase or expression
A figure of speech that shows a balanced expression written in a reverse order is the _____.
The little giant is here
The figure of speech used in the above instance is _____.
_____ is a figure of speech that uses two main words 'as and 'like' as a source of comparison between two things that normally do not have anything in common.
Phrase and clause are the two grammatical terms that forms part of a sentence.
When a sentence does not contain a subject doing an action, then such sentense is termed a phrase. This implies that a phrase will not have a subject and a verb (together) within it. In this regard, a phrase is therefore considered as a grammatically incorrect sentence. In short, a phrase must be joined to a clause to make a sentence meaningful.
Consider this example below:
The phrase in the above sentence is written in color green, that is: 'after she exercised. Notice that the phrase in itself has no subject and verb simultaneously within it.
With reference to the instance above, the clause - 'Angela ate her breakfast' gives a complete thought since it has a subject and a verb. However, the phrase 'after she exercised' has no subject since it doesn't tell us who exercised.
A phrase is a grammatical term referring to a group of words that do not have a subject and a verb.
The words in a phrase acts as a single unit although they do not contain a subject and a predicate.
Meanwhile, recall that a predicate is part of a sentence that says something about the subject or object.
In most sentences, a phrase functions to provide more information. Below is an example:
From the above example, 'in Lagos' is a phrase because it has no subject and verb. In addition, it functions to provide more information about where 'she worked'.
Also, a phrase by itself does not make complete sense since it is just a group of words. Based on this fact, it will always need a subject and a verb to become meaningful. Let's see one more example:
The phrases in the above example are:
Notice that the three phrases that we drew out from the above example are group of words that does not have a subject and a verb, thus they don't make complete sense.
In summary, a phrase is always present in a sentence, neither has a subject nor a verb and is grammatically incorrect on its own.
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Amazing facts in English
The only English word with five consecutive vowels is 'queueing'
The dot on the top of letter ‘i’ is called a tittle
The sentence below uses every letter in the English alphabet:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
The furry tufts of hair inside a cat's ear are called ear furnishings
There are only four words in the English language that end in 'dous'. These are:
The only English word that ends with the letters 'mt' is dreamt and its derivatives; that is: undreamt, daydreamt, and redreamt
Los Angeles is America's second largest city. It's original name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula'. In English language, this means: 'Town of our Lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula'
If you close your eyes in a completely dark room. When you open them, the color you see is called eigengrau, which means intrinsic gray
I.e is an abbreviation for id est which means 'that is,'
E.g is an abbreviation for exempli gratia which means 'for the sake of example,'
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NOTABLE POINTS IN English
Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.
Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:
We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.
Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.
Keen: Very interested in something.
Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.
Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.
Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.
There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.
Jot: A very small amount of something
Jot: To write something quickly
Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.
The table below shows some examples:
Synonyms should not be confused with the above instance. They are different words with similar meanings.
Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:
Possessive adjective tells you the owner of a thing. For instance;
This is his car.
'His' in the above statement is describing him as the owner of the car; and this makes 'his' a possessive adjective.
That is your bag.
'Your' is a possessive adjective in the above statement.
Note: An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Possessive pronouns show possession.
A possessive pronoun will always correspond with each of the personal pronouns. For Instance:
I own the book. ('I' is a personal pronoun)
The book is mine. ('Mine' is the possessive pronoun)
She owns a car. ('She' is a personal pronoun)
The car is hers. ('Hers' is the possessive pronoun)