(E-Book) IAS EXAM English Grammar & Usage PDF

(E-Book) IAS EXAM Eng Grammar & Usage PDF

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Contents :

1. The Sentence and Its Parts 1

  • Complete Subjects and Predicates 2
  • Subjects in Unusual Order 3
  • Complements: Subject Complements and Objects of Verb 3
  • Fragments and Run-On 4
  • Exercises 4

2. Parts of Speech 6

  • Exercises 9

3. The Noun 11

  • Noun Gender 12
  • Noun Plurals 12
  • Possessive Noun 12
  • Using Possessive Noun 13
  • Types of Noun 14
  • Proper Noun 14
  • Common Noun 15
  • Concrete Noun 15
  • Abstract Noun 16
  • Countable Noun 16
  • Non-Countable Noun 16
  • Collective Noun 17
  • Exercises 17

4. The Pronoun 23

  • Personal Pronoun 24
  • Demonstrative Pronoun 25
  • Interrogative Pronoun 26
  • Indefinite Pronoun 27
  • Relative Pronoun 27
  • Reflexive Pronoun 28
  • Intensive Pronoun 29
  • Exercises 29

5. The Adjective 31

  • Possessive Adjective 32
  • Demonstrative Adjective 33
  • Interrogative Adjective 33
  • Indefinite Adjective 33
  • Exercises 34

6. The Verb 35

  • The Present Tense 39
  • The Past Tense 40
  • The Future Tense 41
  • Exercises 42

7. The Adverb 51

  • Types of Adverb 51
  • Comparison of Adverb 52
  • Exercises 53

8. The Preposition 55

  • Prepositions—Time 56
  • Exercises 59

9. The Conjunction 63

  • Kinds of Conjunctions 65
  • Co-ordinating Conjunctions 65
  • Subordinating Conjunctions 67
  • Kinds of Subordinating Conjunctions 67
  • Parsing of Conjunctions 69
  • Exercises 70

10. Articles 75

  • Use of ‘A’, ‘An’ and ‘The’ 76
  • Exercises 78

11. Possession 79

  • Possessive Noun 79
  • Possessive Adjectives 80
  • Possessive Pronoun 80
  • Exercises 80

12. Collective Nouns 82

  • People 82
  • Things 83
  • Animals 85
  • Exercises 86

13. Syntax: Rules of Subject Verb Agreement 87

  • Exercises 89

14. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 91

  • Misplaced Words 92
  • Misplaced Phrases and Clauses 92
  • Squinting Modifiers 93
  • Split Infinitives 93
  • Dangling Modifiers 93

15. Tenses 95

  • Table of English Tenses 95

16. Can and Could 98
17. Punctuation 100

  • The Comma 100
  • Comma Usage 101
  • Superfluous Commas 102
  • The Semicolon 103
  • The Colon 104
  • When to Use a Colon 104
  • When Not to Use a Colon 104
  • End Punctuation 105
  • Quotation Marks 106
  • Quotations Marks with Other Punctuation 106
  • The Apostrophe 107
  • The Dash 108

18. Using Clauses as Nouns, Adjectives and Adverbs 109

  • Noun Clauses 110
  • Adjective Clauses 111
  • Adverb Clauses 111

19. Idioms and Phrases 113

  • French Phrases 122
  • Latin Phrases 127

20. Phrasal Verb List 129
21. Proverbs 141
22. Basic Word Parts 157

  • Common Prefixes 158
  • Common suffixes 165

23. Phobias 168
24. Manias 173
25. Group of Confusing Words 178
26. Commonly Misspelled English Words 193
27. Foreign Words 197
28. One Word Substitution 205
29. Common Errors in English 210

  • Use of Articles 210
  • Use of Noun 211
  • Use of Pronoun 212
  • Use of Adjectives 212
  • Use of Adverb 213
  • Use of Tenses 213
  • Use of Syntax 213
  • Use of Prepositions 214
  • Use of Conjunctions 214
  • Errors in the Construction of Sentences 214

 

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