Basic but important grammar rules everyone should follow (Infographic)

Jun 26, 2019 | English Grammar Tips, Smart Brains Spotlight

Basic but important grammar rules everyone should follow (Infographic)

 

 

Gautam Gala

 

 

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Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Punctuation marks

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow | Thanks Quora.

 

  • A hyphen links words together
  • Quotation marks are a form of citation and shows who is talking or making a statement
  • A colon can be used to present an explanation, draw attention to something, or join ideas together.
  • A semi-colon can connect two sentences and or detailed lists.
  • Think apostrophes don’t matter? Think again!
    • My brother’s friend’s dogs (this refers to the dogs belonging to the friend of one brother).
    • My brother’s friends’ dogs (the dogs belonging to the friends of one brother).
    • My brothers’ friend’s dogs (the dogs belonging to the friend of more than one brother).
    • My brothers’ friends’ dogs (the dogs belonging to the friends of more than one brother)

 

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Punctuate correctly

An English professor wrote on the board: A woman without her man is nothing. The class was then asked to punctuate the sentence.

  • The men wrote: “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”
  • The women wrote: “A woman: without her, man is nothing.”

 

Power of comma

 

  • A comma is the difference between “What is this thing called love?” and “What is this thing called, love?”
  • Comma saves lives:
    1. Some people enjoy cooking, their families, and their dogs.
    2. Some people enjoy cooking their families and their dogs.

 

  • Oxford comma is the comma one uses before the last item in a list, such as: “Please can you buy me some bread, butter, and cheese.”. Most people tend to ignore oxford comma.

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Who versus whom


The technical difference is that “who” is “subjective” and “whom” is “objective”; what this means is that “who” refers to the subject of the sentence and “whom” to the object. If you have difficulty knowing which to use, there’s a simple way of remembering by replacing the “who” or “whom” with “he”, “him” or “them”; if it ends in an “M”, the pronoun will be “whom”.

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow | Thanks Quora.

 

Pronouns

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

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Some common mistakes

  • Shift in person
    If there were no more questions, then we had time to work on our homework before class ended. The grades that you received were what you had earned for the class.
    Correct: If there were no more questions, then we had time to work on our homework before class ended. The grades that we received were what we had earned for the class.
  • Shift in numbers
    Most students experience the teaching methods of many different teachers throughout his/her high school career.
    Correct: Most students experience the teaching methods of many different teachers throughout their high school careers.
  • Vague Pronoun Reference
    In the following example, it does not refer to any noun previously mentioned in the text:
    Seven is about a psycho serial killer who commits crimes against people who have committed one of the seven deadly sins. He creates a puzzle out of it for the police to solve.

 

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Misunderstandings arise from what’s known as dangling or misplaced modifiers

 

  • “Early men hunted mammoths armed with spears.”
    “Armed with spears, early men hunted mammoths.”
  • “I found my missing hat cleaning my room.”
    “I found my missing hat while cleaning my room”

 

“Only”

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Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow | Thanks Quora.

 

Your vs you’re

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow | Thanks Quora.

Is it there, their, or they’re?

 

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow

Basic But Important Grammar rules everyone should follow | Thanks Quora.

 

Reference: Gautam Gala.  “What are some important English grammar rules that people should learn?originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Basic but important grammar rules everyone should follow (Infographic)

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