The “Active” and “Passive Voice” in speech and writing tell us if the “subject” in a sentence either performs or receives an action. Compared to the “Active Voice,” which concentrates on the “subject” of a sentence, the “Passive Voice” puts the “object” into focus. Continue reading The Passive Voice
When talking about “Active” and “Passive Voice,” we typically refer to the form of a verb that tells us if the “subject” in a sentence either performs or receives an action. In other words, when we use the “Active Voice,” the subject in a sentence is also the person or thing that carries out the act. But let’s have a closer look. Continue reading The Active Voice
“Adverbs” are very similar to “Adjectives.” Both words are “describing words.” Even though adverbs are not so common when writing simple English sentences, it is still important that you learn about them. Continue reading What Is an Adverb?
Adjectives are useful words that tell us more about someone or something. They give us more information and make stories more interesting and lively. Learn more about them here! Continue reading What Is an Adjective?
Verbs are very important to build a sentence. They tell us what someone or something is doing. Learn more about them here! Continue reading What Is a Verb?
If you want to learn a new language, you need to understand a language’s grammar. Here, we’ll explain to you what a “noun” is. Continue reading What Is a Noun?
Who would’ve thought that one tiny symbol like an apostrophe (‘) could (rightfully) confuse so many people? They not only look so similar to other punctuation marks (like the single and double quotation marks, the prime symbol, and the acute accent) but also serve a couple of different purposes. But with a bit of training and knowing some simple rules, you’ll become the master of apostrophes in no time. Continue reading How to Use Apostrophes
We’re very happy to give you an understanding of the adverbs “as well,” and “too.” And we’re also delighted to tell you something about “also,” too. Ok, you might already guess where this is going, so let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading “Also” vs. “As well” vs. “Too”
Last but not least (and really: by far not least), we’ll talk about another crucial element of basic grammar: Adverbs. Adverbs are indeed quite similar to Adjectives. However, whereas Adjectives focus on describing nouns and tell us “what something or someone is like,” Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. In other words, adverbs tell us how, when, and where an action is performed. Continue reading Grammar Basics: Adverbs
Yes, you can. But sometimes you can not. Or cannot. Or can’t. Well, which one is it? Let’s find out in this article! Continue reading SOS English: Cannot vs. Can Not