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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.
Nouns and Adjectives are among the parts of speech.
Let’s begin by understanding what nouns and adjectives are. In this way, we will better understand the various nouns formed from adjectives.
A noun is defined as the name of any person, animal, place, thing or activity. Think of it as a name to anything.
Within a sentence, a noun can take a variety of roles. The two major roles they assume are:
1. Subject: The subject of a sentence is always the doer of something.
The term 'subject' in a sentence is only one part of the sentence; the other part is termed as the predicate.
A predicate is the part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject.
The instance below shows a noun acting as a subject:
The boy ate some rice.
Subject: The boy
Predicate: ate some rice
2. Object: The object of a sentence is the entity that is acted upon by the subject.
An object can be direct or indirect.
Consider the instance below:
Ade bought a car
Car as used in the sentence is a direct object because that was the goal of Ade’s action.
Recall that the action word in any sentence is a verb. In fact, a verb is defined as an action word or a doing word.
Consider the instance below:
Ade bought a car for Loveth.
Indirect Object: Loveth
Loveth as used in the sentence is an indirect object because it is the receiver of Ade’s action.
They are words that qualify or describe a noun.
Consider the instance below.
Cynthia is a beautiful girl.
The Adjective 'beautiful' helps us to further describe Cynthia.
We can therefore conclude that an adjective gives more description about a noun.
With our explanations on nouns and adjectives, we can give examples of nouns formed from adjectives.
Below are sentences containing nouns formed from adjectives:
He showed a lot of anxiety at yesterday’s game.
The anxious man died from hypertension.
The gentle boy expressed his anger for the first time.
The angry mob killed the animal ravaging their crops.
Curiosity kills the cat.
The young girl is always curious about everything.
The depth of God’s love is immeasurable.
The deep well generates clean water.
Lagos is the centre of excellence.
He is an excellent student.
After many years of colonialism, Nigeria gained her freedom.
He became a free man after serving twenty years in the penitentiary.
Honesty is one of the best policies in business.
She is an honest woman.
Alfred is a man of great wisdom.
A wise man does the right thing at the right place and time.
The truth of the matter has finally been revealed.
The innocent girl is indeed a true muslim.
Samson is a man of great strength.
According to the bible, Samson is a strong man.
The pride of Catherine is her husband.
A proud man considers himself first in all thing.
The length of her hair is amazing.
They were able to kill the snake with the long stick.
The justice of the law came upon him.
He is a faithful and just man.
His humility made him die for sinners.
The humble man died for a good cause.
His Holiness is currently in Nigeria.
It is a holy act to pray for your enemies.
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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)