Study Grammar in a day

Rules and Regulations with Examples of Grammar:

1. Change the Degree:

Rule: Modify the intensity or degree of an adjective or adverb.

Example: Original: “She is very happy.” →

Modified: “She is extremely happy.”

2. Change Active Voice into Passive Voice:

Rule: Rearrange the sentence structure to make the object of the active voice sentence the subject of the passive voice sentence.

Example: Original: “The chef prepares the meal.” → Passive: “The meal is prepared by the chef.”

3. Unless/If…Not: Rule: Use “unless” or “if…not” to express conditions that must be met for something else to happen.

Example: “I will go to the party unless it rains.” / “I will go to the party if it does not rain.”

4. Replacing Modal Auxiliaries:

Rule: Substitute modal auxiliary verbs (can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must) with their appropriate alternatives.

Example: Original: “You can leave now.” → Replaced: “You are allowed to leave now.”

5. Gerund and Infinitive: Rule: Use gerunds (-ing form of a verb) or infinitives (to + base form of a verb) as nouns, subjects, objects, or complements.

Example: Gerund: “I enjoy swimming.” / Infinitive: “She wants to learn.”

6. Direct Speech into Indirect Speech: Rule: Report what someone said without quoting directly.

Example: Direct: He said, “I am going to the store.” → Indirect: He said that he was going to the store.

7. No Sooner…Than: Rule: Use to show that one event happens immediately after another.

Example: “No sooner had he arrived home than it started raining.”

8. Not Only…But Also: Rule: Use to emphasize two connected ideas.

Example: “She not only sings beautifully but also plays the piano.”

9. Frame WH Question: Rule: Use question words (who, what, when, where, why, how) to form interrogative sentences.

Example: “Where is the nearest restaurant?”

10. Too…To/So…That:

Rule: Express a result or consequence.

Example: “The box was too heavy to lift.”

The box was so heavy that one could not lift it.

11. Simple Sentence:

Rule: Consists of one independent clause with a subject and predicate.

Example: “Inspite of being tired, he continued working on his project.”

12. Complex Sentence:

Rule: Contains one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.

Example: “Although he was tired, he continued working on his project.”

13. Compound Sentence:

Rule: Consists of two or more independent clauses joined by coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet).

Example:He was tired but he continued working on his project.


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