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Figures of Speech

You may have heard the saying β€œSarcasm is the lowest form of wit”. But if you’ve ever laughed at a joke made by the character Chandler Bing in the TV Show FRIENDS, chances are,...

What is Direct and Indirect Speech?

A large amount of literature is made up of plays, sonnets and poems. In these types of literature, we oftentimes find the use of Direct and Indirect speech. In our everyday life, there are...

What are Phrases and Clauses?

In our previous article on How to use Punctuation, you would have noticed a couple of references to Phrases and Clauses. Have you ever heard of Phrases and Clauses? If not, read on to...

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How to use Punctuation?

Imagine if you had a very long sentence longer than any other sentence speaking of different people place things and ideas that had absolutely no symbols to indicate where to slow down pause or...

What is a Pronoun?

The pronoun performs a similar function to the noun. If you have studied our article – What is a Noun? – you would have learned that a noun is a naming word telling us...

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What is an Adverb?

So far in your quest to better understand the different forms of speech in the English language, you will have learned about Verbs. As brought out in the article – What Is a Verb?...

What is a Verb?

Much of the reason why humans utilize the skill of communicating is to express the desired action. We speak to our friends, family and colleagues about things we are doing and are yet to...

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What is an Adjective?

As you begin to learn more about the English language you will come across words that are used to describe certain things – these are called adjectives. What are adjectives? How are they used?...