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Types of Sentences

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Also Phrases needed.

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46 thoughts on “Discussion Forum:Ask English grammar questions here.”

  1. Yes, this is my vision.

    You can ask me in Bangla if you feel comfortable. But you should write in English
    whatever you do wrong as I know your problems from thousands in Bangladesh!

  2. Why do Bangladeshi feel very weak in English?

  3. advocatekayesyes said:

    I think we have no many English teachers who can teach the students with easy form.

    I ask you pls. do as much as you can!

  4. Sir,
    I have a question about verbal phrase. Pls. tell me very easy way with example, what is this?

  5. Thank you Mr. Mamun,

    You must know what is a verb? It is an action, clear? Like verb, verbal phrase does not act as an action in a clause or sentence-for a moment pause, clear? e.g.


    But, he is eating a banana–here, is + eating, together makes a verb phrase not verbal phrase, clear? Or He has been playing foot ball for an hour–has+been + playing, all three make a verb phrase,It is a simple
    matter, but verbal phrase is not that at all–there is our tendency to go right way.

    (ইংরেজী পড়ে বুঝতে কস্ট হলে আমার বাংলা স্াইট দেখুন

    HAPPY NEWS! HAPPY NEWS!

    JARA ENGRAZI-KA JOMER MOTO BHOI PAN TADER JONNA BANGLA

    SITE: http://quazisstepinenglishgrammarbengali.wordpress.com/about/ )

    He likes to eat a banana. Here six words- he, likes, to, eat, and a banana.

    Now analyze these one by one.

    He = subject(pronoun)
    Likes= main verb, action
    to eat = altogether made infinitive, clear? It completes the sentence
    a =article, banana= object, another noun.
    mind it, subject and object are always noun or pronoun(exception has, very few, so forget it now).

    This is a simple complete sentence, if you have not a problem then I would go further—-otherwise think and analyze from the beginning.

  6. Sir,
    I think your analyzing of this sentence I understand as it is very easy to understand
    as you present us.
    Thank you very much
    Mamun

  7. Ok.

    Verbal-is not it? The name is verb, but it is not using in a sentence as like a verb or verb force, clear?
    Instead, they act in a sentence like Adjectives!

    They are
    Gerund= acts in a sentence as a noun.
    Participles= act in a sentence as adjectives.
    Infinitives= act in a sentence like, noun, adjective or adverb, clear? Just think those here, I am going to make examples soon.

    P.S. These lessons are for a bit for higher learners, but you can ask any other questions-no problem.

    -Quazis’s step-

  8. I think you have understood the verbals by this time.

    Examples: Gerund——–it is always a noun in a sentence, clear?

    Again, a noun, clear? So-

    “Working provides people personal satisfaction as well as money” find out the gerund from here!

    Simple, is not it?

    “Working” a gerund here, a noun here, and acting as a subject in this sentence -clear?
    But ‘acting’ single word here not gerund! Repeat——is this clear?
    If not, pls. go back from the beginning.

    P.S. Any positive question, Please ask me, otherwise
    your learning process will be incomplete. Never mind,
    whatever your relating question is, ask even incorrect grammar writing-doesn’t matter!Later it will be correct!

  9. So, you understand.
    Let us move.

    Participles always act within a sentence like an adjective.
    Participles are two types:
    Present,
    Past ,

    Did you notice somebody knocking at the door?
    This is the example of present participle—KNOCKING.

    I heard my name called, example of past participle
    –CALLED.

    Do you notice these –knocking and called- have no verb effects but verbal ( modifiers) effects at the sentences?

    Or ing or ed what is this? Generally we use adjective to explicit or modify a noun, assume there is no a regular adjective but you need a modifier, in this regard you can make a verb as an adjective like “Bore” has no regular adjective, but you need it as an adjective, example:

    The bored students went into sleep during the boring lecture.

    Moreover, you have to know ed vs, ing –what is the difference between them, or if you don’t know it is, there is a big chance not to use them perfectly.

    Ing means -noun causes, ed means noun itself is caused by the ed.

    example–bored students mean they (students) are already happened or tired. But ing inspiring to be happened, like exciting movie!

    –QUAZI’S STEP–

    • Dear sir,
      wisely and in a simple way, you have explained the rules of grammar which is very essence to know to a person who needs to be a articulate writer in English. Personally I indebte to you having chances to come close with you for learning English.

      I Come to my point where I need to know. you wrote that ” there is a big chance not to use in writing. ”
      Here, there is adverb
      “is” is a verb
      a big chance is a noun phrase
      not to use, is it a infinitive or anything else.

      Your prudent explanation must make me grateful to you I hope.
      thanks.

  10. Now, come,
    Infinitive.

    To work provides people personal satisfaction as well as money.

    ‘To work’ combined words made an infinitive, here it is functioning as a noun and it is here using as a subject!

  11. How 3rd form verb is used as adjective?

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  14. After many days, I am writing you Quazi Sir. In one of my brothers English grammar book I found that Phrases are 5 types where it didn’t even mention verbal phrase’s existence!what is your comment?

  15. A lot of grammarians with proven experience and quality have different opinions!

    You should not be exasperated by their opinions,neither should I. However,cling to the rules, follow the best writers writing style and punctuation, not only one writer, certainly, you soon find out the varieties of grammars and beauty of English languages inner side!

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  17. Identify the sentence types and names
    (Parts of sentence or sentence structure)

    Again, what is an independent clause and dependent clause, we must carefully understand them, otherwise all understanding will be futile soon!

    Moreover, you must identify them perfectly. This is a practiced matter, however. My tension is how to write correctly in English grammar rather native English style first.

    Keep in mind correct grammar and native style sometimes are not synonymous terms,
    I am sorry, you may call me pedantic one! Like, whenever somebody knocks at the door of any American city, host one
    usually asks–

    Who is there?

    Answer generally comes up with,

    Yea! It’s me.(if he is a known person.) It is generally the correct speech but not the pure grammar. As we everybody knows after the copulative (auxiliary verb); we need subject pronoun not object pronoun.Now come to our point from where we started–

    Therefore, an independent clause connected through “coordinating conjunctions.” Don’t be afraid, very few are coordinating conjunctions:
    And
    But
    Or
    Nor
    ;
    For
    However
    Therefore
    Moreover
    Nevertheless
    As a result
    Consequently
    Indeed,

    these all are the signs of coordinating conjunctions and connected with the sentence as an Independent clause. Just practice them and follow on the good writing topics,and there you will always find them frequently.

    P.S. Some grammarians called(from-however to indeed) them conjunctive adverb not coordination conjunction, because of functioning in a sentence, they are not exact the -and, but, and so on.

  18. But, dependent clause signs are many that I have already mentioned on the previous page.

    In addition,
    Since
    Although
    When
    How
    Where
    a lot of as noun, adverbial and adjective clauses sign.
    Never mind, I get back to you soon.

  19. Now I am sure, you are well prepared to write in English correctly; however, you need few examples of these sentences.

    Keep in mind, all sentences vary in terms of declarative, interrogative, commanding, exclamatory, these are all you know- and-by these parochial description , you can’t grasp on over your IELTS or other competitive exam by any means.

    Moreover, you must know them too, as this basic is the most troublesome for those who want to write English correctly, specially when you are a non native as well.

    I mentioned you, about the clause and sentence, follow them:
    “All listen!”
    “Be careful!”

    Now, could you please explain what types of these construction these are? Are they clauses,sentences or what?
    As we know, we need at least two things to be a sentence, one subject and predicate, so?And to be a complete sentence it will be separated.
    A clause is never a complete sentence nor does it separate.

    Here, “Be careful” has subject, that is(you) understood, also called ellipsis, it is commanding sentence.

  20. We understand the sentence types most,don’t we?

    Now, come to the phrases which are the ornament of a sentence.

    “Phrase” has no subject or may have but not any verb. It is a group of words, sometimes it can be long too, so we must carefully identify them with our expert eyes only.

  21. Verbals are also phrases. I already mentioned them,here, the beginning of the page.
    However, phrases are in addition, appositive and absolute phrases.

    Moreover,it will be difficult for your understanding if you are not well connected with other related matters here, before understanding them much clearly too!
    Like,

    Joseph, a teacher in English, has been meeting with me almost every day.

    Here, “a teacher in English” is an appositive phrase. This is non a restrictive element in a sentence(secondary information) that identifies the Joseph as an adjective.

    Secondary information means if you don’t use it into a main sentence that will not be distorted much,nevertheless it does mean– Joseph has been meeting with me almost every day, here, a teacher in English, is a secondary information.

    It is called appositive, rename the subject, repeat the some more information, identify the same thing,etc.

    P.S. Non restrictive needs (,), restrictive needs not.

  22. Here, I am going to discuss of the published book’s grammatical issue time to time.
    This is the link:
    https://quazisstepinenglishgrammar.wordpress.com/author-of-the-scientific/

    You must have found the punctuation using of the 2nd pages of the book.

    We can use the word “essential” two ways–like, it is essential that he go.
    Another ways is It is essential to him go there.

    We must understand the using of these different ways.

    Again used to, be used to, and get to using these structure we should know.
    However, all have different meaning.

    like, He got used to swimming in the river of our village.
    It does mean, he became habituated to do so.

    We used conditional sentences on the pages too.
    We must understand past conditional sentences structure.
    If I had advised him, he wouldn’t have gone to astray.
    It does mean I didn’t give him the advice so he had gone to derail position.

  23. Come to the Absolute phrases:

    However, if you can’t understand the basic parts that I have already discussed, it is impossible to understand the absolute phrases!

  24. Attention to all IELTS/TOEFL students those who are going to have participated to these exams soon;to score high above 6 in IELTS and equivalent to TOEFL, you must need the discussion that is going here.If you have the acquaintance with here much, definitely your score will be go up 7 to 9 for writing band in course of time, and it is the most secrecy to have one of the reasons to score good!

    Appositive and absolute phrases are not essential elements on sentences; however, they make a sentence much articulate and ornamented, so far.

    Moreover, a writer can’t use them without having much acquaintance with over there as well.
    Before knowing the verbal forces, it functions within a sentence and it usages perfectly, a writer may not feel comfort right there.

    Appositive and absolute phrases have combined forces to all of them too. Appositive and absolute phrases have participles, nouns and so on without true verb and subject only.

    Sentence structure much depends on proper usages of phrases. Having knowing the adjective, adverb and noun clauses including sentence types, all are the fundamental ornaments of a sentence. Sentence types mean having their criteria, like simple, complex, and so on.

    Then, you on their functions within a sentence need to grasp here. Adjective clauses on a sentence are dependent clause sign where coordinating conjunctions are not.

    To identify them in a sentence, a writer need much familiarity about grammar of English.

  25. I already mentioned phrases have no true verb and subject; however, they have a group of words with noun, adjective, participles and so on. We have to identify them from the sentence carefully.

    Like, Mr. Kent, who is an on line English teacher, would like to visit Bangladesh soon.

    Could you identify the appositive or absolute phrases from there?

    Unfortunately, here, there are no appositives or absolute phases at all!
    Problems of identifying them many have are not familiar about their symptoms too!

    —Who is an online English teacher—is an adjective clause not a phrase, but
    —on line English teacher —is a prepositional phrase only.

    But if you refresh it,

    Mr Kent, an online English teacher, would like to visit Bangladesh soon.

    Now, it is both appositive and prepositional phrases—online English teacher.

  26. Well, identify appositive and absolute phrases in a sentence sometime difficult
    as we have already understood.

    Because both of them are almost identical; however, a careful observation might pull you up.

    Like, absolute phrases must be separated from the independent clause that it is going to have modified. Moreover, that separation is by a comma.

    Absolute phrase identify or modify or explicit the whole sentence, not a single word or noun.

    It must have one noun/pronoun with participle.Sometimes it has pronoun with infinitive.It can be common expression, like, Frankly speaking, I should make short to write today.

    However, Appositive may have comma or not, it modifies only a single noun instead of a whole sentence, and it may have participle or not.

    Both phrases are not essential to a sentence; consequently, appositive sometimes may be an essential element for restrictive clause; otherwise they are secondary information in a sentence only, we may omit them to use.

  27. In straightforward sentence like business letter or official letter, you may avoid them too.

    When a phrase is necessary on a sentence it does mean it is not an absolute phrase because of its symptom. Like, with the cat having run the room, the mouse went to eat its food.

    Here if we omit –with the cat having run the room—main sentence will not change it meaning much.

    However, with this phrase, the sentence is looking much exciting and colorful, is not it?
    Good writer always necks with the absolute and appositive phrases much frequently in the meaning full writing much often. To grasp of these two, we must practice on various phrases the first, otherwise these may make a little bit hard for us. The first we should look at verbal.

  28. While seeing of all variations, we also should know about the other basic matters, like,about noun clause, adjective clause and adverbial clause.

    In addition, noun, adverb, adjective and prepositional phrases these also have countable phenomena. The variations of grammars are much troublesome where we should always careful, and every definition is worthwhile.

    A group of words, like adjective, adverb finally a noun altogether makes a noun phrase. An eminent Nobel laureate Marry curie, it is an example of a noun phrase.

    With a great effort, an example of preposition phrase, greatly manner–example of an adverb phrase and so on.

    What is noun clause? Before understanding it, we also should understand about the clause. To be a clause, you at least need one subject and a verb, which is all. This clause never be a complete sentence as it is not separable or complete.

    So, we can understand noun clause has also at least two words.

  29. Moreover, we should have a clear idea on Finite and Non finite verb partly because we meet them every day and every moment when we write or speak.

    Finite verbs are they that are main verbs in the sentence. Many teachers would like to express them in a much complicated way about them and their function.

    In a sentence; however, straightforward thinking is it has tense and voice in a sentence. My last independent clause tells you “is” is a finite verb.

    Non finite verbs have no action in a sentence; it does mean all verbal are Non finite verbs, like, Gerunds, participles and Infinitives.
    He stops to read, here –to read—is an infinitive verb and an example of Non finite verb.

    Walking in the street, I saw a dangerous accident in the morning. Here, walking is another example of a Non finite verb.

    I make sure with these few examples and explanations should help the learners much.

  30. In addition, Absolute phrase is a group of words where there is no true verb, I mean finite verb, but has own subject only.

    Like, His work completed, Robert flew to sweet home.

    Here, work (noun) and completed (participle) both make the absolute phrase and modifies the whole sentence—Robert flew to sweet home.

    Moreover, to be an absolute phrase, it can form a noun with participle, and it
    modifies the whole sentence, not a single word like an adjective or simple modifiers–we must think it to understand much.

    And, absolute never forms by only noun and participle; it can form by pronoun, infinitive too.

    Like, the meeting filed out,somebody to return home,others to gather at coffee shop.

    Here, somebody (pronoun) to return (infinitive) both make absolute phrases, others to gather makes another phrase. It is an example that a single sentence may modify by one two or three modifiers.

    Absolute phrase is always set off by a comma or two commas if it places at the middle of a sentence. Sometimes distinction of absolute phrase is difficult without understanding by many common grammars.

    In fine, some common expressions like participle or infinitive are considered absolute phrases too which may not act directly like dangling modifiers.

    Frankly speaking, we can have a cup of tea right now.

    Talking about novels, we should not avoid Russians creation over there.

    Two examples can be absolute phrases too.

  31. So, today we have learned a lot of ornaments of sentences that make a sentence much enchanting and exciting to read.

    However, these are not all as we must learn others to be a great paid writer right away in time. Because, about absolute and appositive phrases, we have yet to much explain in course of time. Moreover, there are other phrases like, group verbs, I come across to cite them as well, including, dog in the manger, apple of discord— those have no readily meaning to see them at once!

    These mentioned phrases we must memorize carefully then use them in a sentence with following other common grammatical rules right there.

    Then, you will see yourself how dramatic and heart throb writings are producing again and again in course of time. Until then, we must make practice and practice and read the all great writers work day by day which has no real alternative, so far.

  32. His passion to out spoken mannerism, made him trouble almost all time.

    This first portion absolute phrase modifies to main clause—made him trouble all
    time.

    However we can rearrange it this way too: Made him trouble all time, his outspoken mannerism. To make, his passion to outspoken mannerism, extraordinary trouble is his one of his special elements in his life.

    With this new sentence makes another phenomenon right away. Moreover, his passion to out spoken is still make an absolute phrase too. We can use this phrase last portion, first or at the middle of the sentence, no problem at all. In everywhere it modifies the independent clause, like here.

    The matter is we should know how to make a absolute phrase in a sentence to explicit the sentence much vividly in course of time where the phrase is not necessarily oblige to use right there too. Consequently, it makes the sentence much meaningful.

  33. Reviewing again:

    Verbal is three types—gerund, participles and infinitives, right?

    Gerund acts in a sentence like a noun. Participles are two types-
    Present participle
    Past participle.

    Participle act in a sentence like a modifier or adjective, and it modifies to only a
    single word in a sentence specially to noun.

    Infinitive act in a sentence like a noun, adjective and adverb, right?

    In addition, there are absolute and appositive, group verbs and common phrases in a sentence too, right?

    So, a lot of phrases play in an independent clause or sentence. When you are well connected with all basic parts of speech, these phrases will be much plausible to understand much; otherwise these are common disturbing elements for the general learners!

    Like, often students ask me, how does a third form of verb can be an adjective?
    A good question from the students, as this is a bit upper intermediate and advanced level question too. Beginners have no idea right there by relevance reasons. However, upper and many advanced level students have the same inquisitive mind over there too.

    Because, these are not very simple inquiry most of the time for the people to overall educated society too. I am going to have unlocked the problems time to time, please stick with me right way.

    Gerund is always looking like a present participle of a verb. It can be act in sentence like a subject or an object.

    Seeing is believing.

    Seeing a subject and believing act in this sentence like an object.

  34. We must realize without having complete grasp of participles or verbals it is a mere imagination to understand the absolute phrases completely. I make sure one can understand and have a good score on exams too; consequently, during the writing period he just feels no confidence inside his mindset every moment! To make yourself much confidence, you should revise the participles much more than you know now.

    Participles have many variations too, and some time may seem they are absolute phrases! Moreover, careful knowledge and eye over grammar can easily identify them, no they are not.

    Before attaining the acumen ship, you need much practice right way only—that leads you to the apex of the mountain of wisdom on grammar and challenging of the paid writing jobs and others. My target is to assist you let you open the opportunity for you and your numerous career conscious people surrounded by you.

  35. Attacked by the sharks, he is heavily wounded. Is this absolute or only participle phrase? Could you give an answer, right here?

    I didn’t notice anybody waiting at the platform last night.

    What is this? This is a perfect present participle that is modifying anybody.

    He couldn’t have slept for his money last night, worrying.

    Another example is for present participle, who is worried? “He” is modified by the worrying. Slowly and methodically you can understand all, however.

    I heard my name called last night, it is an example for a past participle. “Called” makes explicit “Name” right there now, clear?

  36. How does the participle form? Generally when there is no convention adjective we create adjective from the verb—these are participles, present and past participles.

    Some participles are making by starting preposition, like, after completing the regular work, we rush to the train to reach our sweet home every night.

    here, main clause determines the tense. It describes everyday.

    With seeing the traffic jam, we changed our usual road to the high way last night.
    It is past tense. Two phrases are here using the participles and modify the main clauses,”We”.

    These types of phrases need the noun that it modifies just immediately after using the comma; otherwise it makes a miss-modifier in a sentence and makes a sentence like illogical meaning.

    More examples, like, having been delayed by the rain, I reached there late. First portion is participle phrase not a clause just understand them. This portion happened before the second clause. This phrase is called absolute phrase.

    We must think step by step from beginning of the participles-present and past. However, when single participle using one noun it is not much problematic to understand them only.

  37. Some grammarians make a solution how to put ing and ed suffix that modifies the noun in a sentence too.

    Like, the bored pupils went into sleep during the boring speech of the lecturer.

    Here, “Bore” a single verb word is to make adjective with adding ing or ed, clear?
    Something you don’t like, annoying matter/topic.

    We add here suffix and make an adjective, like, board and boring.

    When noun causes something-you can use- ing- ; however, noun received the action it is –ed., clear?

    Now, put the formula here, you will certainly have the answer of your question right from here.

    These are the examples of participles and this participle only modify a single word, which is very much important lesson right there. Earlier posting I mentioned –having been delayed by the train—this is passive participle with a group of words and it is absolute phrase, which modifies the entire main independent clause, like—we reached to the sweet home late.

    This understanding needs to go further for numerous phrases using. If you have still some confusion, please make sure you understand the earlier explanations; otherwise, later other examples will not be stewed you much.

    Practice and passion will lead you to the right track too.

  38. What is the difference between, and explain the meaning with examples
    1. can you buy me this dress
    2.can you buy this dress for me

    Is there no difference ?.

  39. Good question based on D. and indirect object!

  40. Some verb needs double objects like buy verb is one.

  41. Md Saju said:

    I want to become a fluent speaker.

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