Top 5 Rules of English Grammar

Written by Rumki Sen

Communication is effective when we follow certain rules. These rules makerepparttar written words understood. A writer should makerepparttar 138328 reader's job easier by communicating what he or she wants to communicate. If you also want to write, pay respect to your readers. Don't take them for granted. Learning and understandingrepparttar 138329 basic rules of English Grammar, you will surely be able to avoid ill-formed, confusing sentences. Hence, following and applyingrepparttar 138330 rules of English Grammar and thereby producing a good writing can helprepparttar 138331 readers save their time from trying desperately to guess what you mean. This article coversrepparttar 138332 top 5 rules of English Grammar.

Subject-Verb Agreement – Errors in agreement arerepparttar 138333 most common mistakes made in writings. To avoid this, just followrepparttar 138334 simple rule: A singular subject requires a singular verb, and a plural subject requires a plural verb.

Wrong: Identification of these goods have been difficult.

Right: Identification of these goods has been difficult. (‘Identification’ isrepparttar 138335 subject here)

Wrong: The best way to keep your children happy are to give them enough responsibilities.

Right: The best way to keep your children happy is to give them enough responsibilities. (Use a singular verb ifrepparttar 138336 subject is a phrase or clause)

Awkward: Neither John nor I am interested in this project.

Better: John is not interested in this project; nor am I. (If you write an awkward sentence, consider rewriting it)

Exception: Use a singular verb if a compound subject refers torepparttar 138337 same person or thing.

Example: Milk and breads is a typical breakfast for many people.

Tense – Tense refers to time. It tells when an action is happening: inrepparttar 138338 present, inrepparttar 138339 future, or inrepparttar 138340 past. Whatever time it is, it should remain consistent throughout your whole piece of writing. There are three main tenses - Past Tense, Present Tense and Future Tense.

Here is an example of writing with mixed tenses:

Wrong: John wanted to know why Rebecca is sad, but she will not tell him.

Right: John wanted to know why Rebecca was sad, but she would not tell him.

Present tense, Past tense and Future Tense each hasrepparttar 138341 following four forms. The examples below will help you understand that:

Past Tense

Simple Past – I spoke Past Continuous – I was speaking Past Perfect – I had spoken Past Perfect Continuous – I had been speaking

Present Tense

Simple Present – I speak Present Continuous – I am speaking Present Perfect – I have spoken Present Perfect Continuous – I have been speaking

Poetry: Exploration And Experience

Written by Mary Diane Hausman

Are you ready to abandon your poems? Before you toss your newest poem away, revisit it using some exercises that have proven helpful to poets who are feeling “stuck.” If you explore some of these ideas, you may be steps closer to placing your poetry in a well-known literary journal.

You can make submissions on your own, or hire some help. Every poem, on average, must be submitted to 100 markets before it is accepted. For poets, these numbers are sad, but true. Evenrepparttar best poems must cover a lot of territory before they appear onrepparttar 137905 printed page. A reputable author’s submission service may offer you more time to write while they take care ofrepparttar 137906 submissions. Remember that a good submission service screens potential writers for quality work. They don’t take everyone.

When writing poetry, a poet considers language. They also consider form, and may even consider audience. But that is not all. Though form serves as a vehicle or container, and audience can help drive a poem; and while it is language that gives voice to poetry, it is basicallyrepparttar 137907 root ofrepparttar 137908 poet—the poet’s experience—that gives voice torepparttar 137909 voice. Even when poetry does not reflectrepparttar 137910 poet’s direct experience, it is still filtered through her or his eyes. Both poem and poet are inextricably connected; one cannot exist withoutrepparttar 137911 other. The material from whichrepparttar 137912 poet cullsrepparttar 137913 poem is that which has been sown, tilled, pulled, dumped, dredged, fermented, stored, and often kept hidden allrepparttar 137914 poet’s life. Ifrepparttar 137915 poet feels brave enough, or even if she is terrified beyond belief, she will excavate this treasure and use it to lay a foundation. Foundation laid,repparttar 137916 poet then uses language to formrepparttar 137917 structure, buildrepparttar 137918 ramparts which holdrepparttar 137919 poem together. Having builtrepparttar 137920 poem withrepparttar 137921 blood and bone and truth of her,repparttar 137922 poet thus offers a monument that withstands evenrepparttar 137923 critic’s wind. Or, at leastrepparttar 137924 storm of self-doubt.

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