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Pronouns: Meanings and Functions

Pronouns : words that are used in place of a noun (pronoun ialah kata-kata yang digunakan untuk menggantikan kata benda). Pronouns are divided into 4 types (pronoun dibagi menjadi 4 jenis): Singular subject pronouns: I, you (meaning: “kamu/Anda”), she (e.g. … Continue reading

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Sixth Sense is Non Sense

I know two girls who keep asking people (including me) about their dreams. It’s enough! Let the psychics get sick of themselves…

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A Self Note: Minimalist Principles and Cell Phone

Yes, lately I’m infatuated with minimalism. Every single thing I do seems to be revolving around this. But it’s actually not coming from outside. I adore simplicity since a long time ago and minimalism does answer most problems. Some think … Continue reading

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Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject A subject is a person, a place,or a thing that performs an action in a sentence. It usually comes first. For example, Bill acts as the subject in ‘Bill goes to the convention’. Verb A verb is an action … Continue reading

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Tenses

SIMPLE PRESENT Affirmative : Aladdin plays all day long in the streets of Baghdad. Negative : Aladdin doesn’t play all day long in the streets of Baghdad. Aff.question : Does Aladdin play all day long in the streets of Baghdad? … Continue reading

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Verb Phrases

Definition:(1) In traditional grammar, a word group that includes a verb and its auxiliaries.  (2) In generative grammar, a predicate: that is, a lexical verb and all the words governed by that verb except a subject. Examples and Observations: “V[erb] P[hrase]s can be identified by . . … Continue reading

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Modifier

Definition:A word, phrase, or clause that functions as an adjective or adverb to limit or qualify the meaning of another word or word group (called the head).  Modifiers that appear before the head are called premodifiers. Modifiers that appear after the head are called postmodifiers. Examples: “Louis, I … Continue reading

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Complements

Complements are words that come after linking verbs and modify nouns. The most common noun complements are adjectives and nouns, but can be many other parts of speech as well. TestMagic uses the term noun complement more liberally than do some other grammar … Continue reading

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Verb

Definition  of verb: one of the major grammatical groups, and all sentences must contain one. Verbs refer to anaction (do, break, walk, etc.) or a state (be, like, own). The verb tense shows the time of the action or state. Aspect shows whether the action … Continue reading

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Subject

Definition of subject:The part of a sentence or clause that commonly indicates (a) what it is about, or (b) who or what performs the action (that is, the agent). The subject is typically a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun. In a declarative sentence, the subject usually appears … Continue reading

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