Grammar Basics – Parts of Speech, Prepositions, and Subject-Verb Agreement

From this article onward in English with Internshala series, we will start with (re)learning the basics of English grammar. And we would do it with the help of some handpicked Youtube videos that we felt were right for the Internshala community (given most of us have already studied English as a subject in school or college).

To start, we would learn about Parts of Speech (building blocks of any sentence), some of the most commonly used prepositions, and a few tricky scenarios where you may get subject-verb agreement wrong.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy! :) But before you do that, take this quick quiz to test your understanding of the above-mentioned topics and see where you stand.

1. Parts of speech:
Words make up sentences and are building blocks of the language. On the basis of their use and functions, words are broadly classified into different categories known as the parts of speech. Let’s watch this short video to understand this better.

YouTube Video Channel – Crown Academy of English

2. Prepositions:
It’s one of the most common (and difficult) parts of speech as evident by the numerous mistakes in its usage. This video explains in detail how one should use some of the most common prepositions correctly.

YouTube Video Channel – JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)

3. Subject-Verb Agreement:
Subjects and verbs must always agree with one another in number. If a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular (Ex. – Ram reads this article); if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural (Ex. – Ram & Rahim read this article). But it is not always THAT simple to identify whether to use singular verb or plural. See the video below and you would know what we mean :)

YouTube Video Channel – Best ACT Prep

We hope this was helpful. You can check your learning, through an exciting assignment, by clicking on the next button below. To go back to the earlier article, click on the previous button.

PS – Do tell us in comments what do you think of English with Internshala initiative and how we can make it more useful for you.

 

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3 thoughts on “Grammar Basics – Parts of Speech, Prepositions, and Subject-Verb Agreement

  • August 30, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    I teach communication and I think it’s the need of the hour and a great initiative by you.

    Reply
  • November 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    It is very good initiative.

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