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Basic English Grammar Rules

Students always find their English language teacher at School laying great emphasis on grammar and spellings. The simple motive was to polish their grammar skills and build their confidence in English language usage, which is a global language that is widely spoken and is the most taught foreign language. English is also the official language of delivery in most fields, be it art, engineering, or research. Most published research is in English language. Writing and publishing their research in English is one of the major obstacle faced by researchers who are non-native speakers. To overcome this hindrance, these non-native speakers seek the help of companies that provide English Editing and Proofreading services.

Grammar rules are unending, but there are some basic rules that one should be aware of.

Simple Sentence Construction Rules:

  • A sentence that expresses a thought completely is called an Independent clause. If a sentence fails to express a thought completely, then it is called a dependent clause.

Subject and Predicate:

  • Clauses have both a subject and a predicate. A sentence consists of a subject and a predicate. A singular subject needs a singular predicate. When a group of words lacks a subject and predicate, then it is a phrase. The subject is the star of a sentence. Example: Person/animal/thing. The predicate states the action the subject is performing or describes the subject.

Capitalization:

  • A sentence should begin with a capital or upper case letter. The title of any subject should be capitalized.

Punctuation Usage:

  • A punctuation mark should be placed at the end of every sentence. Period, question mark, and exclamation mark are all punctuation marks. When you need to separate a sentence from the list of items or when the second sentence explains the first, then a colon is used. Wherever there is a pause in a sentence, a comma is used to indicate that pause. A comma is used to separate two things. For example, when separating a town from a state, a comma is used.

    An apostrophe is used for showing possession. If the noun is singular, an apostrophe and “s” are added, and when the noun is plural, an apostrophe alone is added.

    The aforementioned rules are for beginners and will help them build a strong foundation of basic English grammar. However, those who are willing to learn need to know English grammar and usage at an advanced level.