English Grammar

English Grammar

In order to speak and write the English language correctly, it is important that the fundamental principles of English Grammar be mastered. If we do not know the underlying principles of the correct formation of sentences and the relation of words to one another we are liable to make mistakes when speaking the English language. English Grammar is made up from the following building blocks including Letters, Vowels and Consonants, Syllables and Words, the Sentence - Subject and Predicate, the Paragraph and Divisions of English Grammar which are explained on this site page via the following links with definitions and examples:

 

Examples of English Grammar, Terminology & Definitions
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Examples of English Grammar, Terminology & Definitions

A guide to other important elements of English Grammar including Punctuation Marks (Comma, colon, question mark etc.), Parts of Speech (verbs, nouns etc.) and Figures of Speech ( Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Allegory etc.) are also contained via the Examples Help index link at the top of the page. An ideal free Educational Resource for Teachers, Students, Colleges and Schools.

Definition of Grammar

The definition of grammar is as follows: Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence.

English Grammar - Letters, Vowels and Consonants

A letter is a mark or character used to represent an articulate sound. Letters are divided into vowels and consonants.

  • Vowel Definition: A vowel is a letter which makes a distinct sound by itself. The vowels are:
    • A
    • E
    • I
    • O
    • U
    • Sometimes y when they do not begin a word or syllable
  • Consonant Definition: The word consonant is used to refer to a letter of an alphabet that denotes a consonant sound. Consonant letters in the English alphabet are B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z
    Consonants cannot be sounded without the aid of vowels

English Grammar - Syllables and Words

A syllable is a distinct sound produced by a single effort such as shall, pig, dog. In every syllable there must be at least one vowel. A word consists of one syllable or a combination of syllables. Many rules are given for the dividing of words into syllables, but the best is to follow as closely as possible the divisions made by the organs of speech in properly pronouncing them.

Examples Help - The Sentence - Subject and Predicate

A sentence is an assemblage of words so arranged as to convey a determinate sense or meaning, in other words, to express a complete thought or idea. No matter how short, it must contain one finite verb and a subject or agent to direct the action of the verb. Examples: "Birds fly;" "Fish swim;" "Men walk;" are sentences. A sentence always contains two parts, something spoken about and something said about it.

  • The word or words indicating what is spoken about form what is called the subject
  • the word or words indicating what is said about it form what is called the predicate
  • In the sentences given, birds, fish and men are the subjects, while fly, swim and walk are the predicates

Examples Help - Paragraphs

Paragraphs may be defined as a group of sentences that are closely related in thought and which serve one common purpose. As in the case of words in sentences, the most important places in a paragraph are the sentences at the beginning and the end of a paragraph. The object of the first sentence is to state a point clearly; the last sentence should enforce it.

Divisions of English Grammar

There are four great divisions of English Grammar - Orthography, Etymology, Syntax, and Prosody:

  • Orthography Definition: Orthography addresses the use of letters and the mode of combining them into words
  • Etymology Definition: Etymology addresses the use of  the various classes of words and the changes they undergo
  • Syntax Definition: Syntax addresses the use of  the connection and arrangement of words in sentences
  • Prosody Definition: Prosody addresses the use of the manner of speaking and reading and the different kinds of verse

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