From this article onward in English with InternshalaÂ series, we will start with (re)learning the basics of English grammar. And we would do it with the help of some handpicked Youtube videosÂ thatÂ we feltÂ were rightÂ for the Internshala community (givenÂ most of us have already studied English as a subjectÂ 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,Â take this quickÂ 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 shortÂ video to understand this better.
YouTube Video Channel – Crown Academy of English
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).Â 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, clickÂ on the previous button.
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