ESL grammar · Grammar · subject · Verb

Does Everyone Have Their Books Open? – Words that Take a Singular Verb

By Jacqueline Schaalje Look at the title of this article. Do you see a mistake there? Most of my students are surprised that everyone goes with does and not with do. They think it strange that everyone is not with a plural verb. Just remember, in English you say: Everyone has. Not: Everyone have. It could be that this… Continue reading Does Everyone Have Their Books Open? – Words that Take a Singular Verb

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Fancy Learning a Bit about Grammar? – Parts of Speech: The Subject

You’ll need to know about this (technical/grammatical) topic if you’re studying exam English. The only other reason to read about the subject would be if you’d like to understand why English behaves in the way that it behaves. Let’s start with the basics: One of the main parts in the sentence is the subject. The… Continue reading Fancy Learning a Bit about Grammar? – Parts of Speech: The Subject

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How to Make a Sentence – Basic Sentence Structure

The basic sentence structure in English is simple enough. No, I’m not going to call this a beginner’s guide. I’ve seen too many advanced students, who knew how to use clever words and ideas, but nevertheless couldn’t get a single English sentence right. As a result it was impossible to understand them, and they suffered… Continue reading How to Make a Sentence – Basic Sentence Structure

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easy grammar · ESL grammar · Relative pronoun · subject

I Know Who She Is – Noun Clauses

This lesson is great for practising your word order in English. As you know, you can combine sentences in English, like this: 1)      I know who she is. There are two parts in this sentence. They are called clauses. A clause is a kind of sentence: it has a subject and a verb. (The subject… Continue reading I Know Who She Is – Noun Clauses

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