Thursday, February 24, 2011

Correct English Grammar: Adjectives - 2

Adjectives are qualifying words, which add quality to noun or pronoun or modify them. Adjectives are limited to nouns and pronouns so, they cannot modify or qualify verbs. Adjectives ,the descriptive words, are very helpful in making descriptions, and they compose a larger part of English Language.

Common English Rules: Adjectives - 2

1.      The order of Adjectival Sequencers is as follows: One…….Another………….The other(s)   and Some…..The others……….The rest.
2.      The structure with So/Such is as follows: So nice a man or such a nice man or so good (no other possibility)

3.      Interesting/interested  etc. Wrong use of words are corrected .
4.      Verbs of perception take Adjectives, not Adverbs.
5.      The before the positive degrees of Adjectives makes them plural Nouns. Some words such as Silly etc. look like Adverbs, but are Adjectives. So, they cannot modify verbs. Later is the comparative form of Late and The Latter shows the last thing or person mentioned. Some thing which is Last is final but something which is Latest is current and up-to date.

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Correct

1.      One of my friends studies Linguistics, another (friend) learns languages and the another (friend) is jobless these days.

2.      There are three major places of interest in Lahore: One is the museum, another is the zoo and the another is the fort and the mosque.
3.      One problem is English and other is Maths.
4.      Some people are poor, others are mediocre and the others are rich.
5.      He’s going to the gate the tenth.
6.      Look up this word in volume third of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.


One of my friends studies Linguistics, another (friend) learns languages and the other (friend) is jobless these days.
There are three major places of interest in Lahore: One is the museum, another is the zoo and the other is the fort and the mosque.
One problem is English and the other is Maths.
Some people are poor, the others are mediocre and the rest are rich.
He’s going to the tenth gate/the gate ten.
Look up this word in the third volume /volume two of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
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Correct

1.      You are so careless as you don't do any work.
2.      English is too/very easy that any one can learn it.
3.      She is so intelligent girl that every one begin to like her.


4.      They are such a good people that every one loves them.
5.      It is a so nice advice that you gave me.
6.      He is very/so young to go abroad.
7.      I am too pleased to see you.
8.      Tea is too hot for drink.
9.      He is too busy nowadays.

10. She was very annoyed/ hurt/surprised/frightened/ injured yesterday.


11.  He is very richer than I.


You are so careless that you don't do any work.
English is so easy that any one can learn it.
She is such an intelligent girl that every one begin to like her/ She is so intelligent a girl that every one begin to like her.
They are such good people that every one loves them.
It is such nice advice that you gave me.
He is too young to go abroad.
I am very pleased to see you.
Tea is too hot to drink.
He is very busy nowadays.
She was much annoyed/ hurt/ surprised/frightened/ injured yesterday.
He is much/far richer than I.

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Correct

1.      That guy is really interested.
2.      The letter has reached the concerning authorities.
3.      I am much surprising by your remarks.


That guy is really interesting.
The letter has reached the concerned authorities.
I am much surprised by your remarks.

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Incorrect
Correct

1.      Flowers smell sweetly.
2.      The tea tastes well.
3.      Don't feel badly about these petty things.
4.      She seems happily today.
5.      She seemed real sad.

Flowers smell sweet.
The tea tastes good.
Don't feel bad about these petty things.
She seems happy today.
She seemed really sad.

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Incorrect
Correct

1.      His house is further from yours.
2.      Aslam is our mutual friend.
3.      I have sent verbal messages to all of them.
4.      It’s not difficult to get passing marks in BA.
5.      We should help the poors and the needies.
6.      My all hopes were dashed to the ground.
7.      The baby cried in pain whole the night.
8.      The whole Lahore roared with happiness.
9.      This is a worth enjoying place.
10. He is enough brave to do that.
11.  She wanted the both apples.
12.  We are at seven page.
13.  I have never met so a good teacher.
14.  She is not a coward woman.

15.  You are not a miser man.


16.  She is braver than any girl in the class.
17.  This is the last technology.
18.  I came to the class latter than he.
19.  Ali and Aslam are friends. I don't like the later/last.
20. We watched three movies. The latter was the best.
21.  Ali was the latest man to come to the party.
22. You are very hard worker.
23. I have no any friends here.



24. My younger brother is in class sixth.


His house is farther than yours.
Aslam is our common friend.
I have sent oral messages to all of them.
It’s not difficult to get pass marks in BA.
We should help the poor and the needy.
All my hopes were dashed to the ground.
The baby cried in pain the whole night.
The whole of Lahore roared with happiness.
This is a place worth enjoying.
He is brave enough to do that.
She wanted both the apples.
We are at page seven.
I have never met such a good teacher.
She is not a cowardly woman/She is not cowardly.
You are not a miserly man/ You are not a miser.
She is braver than any other girl in the class.
This is the latest technology.
I came to the class later than he.
Ali and Aslam are friends. I don't like the latter.
We watched three movies. The last (one) was the best.
Ali was the last man to come to the party.
You are very hardworking.
I have no friends here.
My younger brother is in class six/ in the sixth class.

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good site. Just to point out that 6.4 'others are mediocre' is correct. 'the others are mediocre' is also correct but would have a similar meaning to 'the rest' when taking the definite article.

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