A verb that consists of a main verb plus an adverb. Phrasal verbs can be transitive or intransitive. For example:
Transitive phrasal verbs
The adverb can come before or after the object:
They've dug up a lot of human bones at my old uncle's house.
They've dug a lot of human bones up at my old uncle's house.
But if the object is a personal pronoun it normally comes before the adverb:
They should have left him behind.
If the object consists of a fairly long noun phrase, it is usually more convenient to place it after the adverb — otherwise the reader is left waiting for the completion of the verb. Compare these two versions of the same sentence:
Mr Lamont spelled out the tactics behind the battle for the pound.
Mr Lamont spelled the tactics behind the battle for the pound out.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
not, not affected by
making the opposite of
making the opposite of
in the front of, ahead of
not, opposite of
not, opposite of
more than, special
more than, beyond
at a distance
very much indeed
not, opposite of
below, less than
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
QUESTION:1.Have you seen 'Romeo and Juliet'? 2.Did you see 'Romeo and Juliet'? What's the difference between 1 and 2? send ur ans:9347847048
1/2:We use the pre. perf. when we r thinking of a period of time up to now,even if we do not mention it. (1.Have you ever seen it?..up to now)
1/2:We use the pre. perf. when we r thinking of a period of time up to now,even if we do not mention it. (1.Have you ever seen it?..up to now) From:PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE BY MICHAEL SWAN
1) still he has the memories of the movie. 2) he doesn't have any sweet things. It should be followed by the past time phrase. -PRAVEEN
2.Hv u seen... Means 2 cases r posible 1 is recently 2 is u saw it many yrs back, but stil u rember d contents, action etc. If any1 asks u 'hv u seen...?' means 'do u rembr it stil'. Did u see means.... U saw it and forgot it, no idea stil.
3.If romeo n juliet still live we use first one..if they are not now( dead ) we use second one BY::
4 1.recently completed action 2.completed action ... ... by Durgam
5."Have u seen" indicats the present action where as "did u see" indicates the past action. M. Srihari SA(Eng) ZPHS Rechaplly.
6.1.present perfect.2.simple past. Your friend,E.RATNAKER REDDY.
7.1)Today morning matter (Present perfect tense)
2)Yesterday r complet past.
1. Present perfect. For Just completed action 2. Simple past. The action completed in the past i.e. Yesterday last week last month r last year
9.Have u seen Romeo and Juliet ? Means.. here.. Romeo and Juliet is existing now and there is chance to see now.
Did u see Romeo and Juliet ? Means Roeo and Juliet not existing now and there is no chance to see now
10.1) it means that you know r & j as- persons
2) it means that whether you have heArd of r&j PLAY
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1. (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
Hyponyms: main clause, coordinate clause, subordinate clause, relative clause, double indemnity
Related words: grammar, clausal
2. article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
Hyponyms: arbitration clause, deductible, escalator clause, joker, reserve clause, rider
Related words: contract, article
A form of the verb that is complete in itself and can be used alone as the verb phrase in a sentence. In the sentences that follow there is one finite verb, which is printed in bold type:
Then I examined the three main rooms.
Science tells us about the structural and relational properties of objects.
The finite form of the verb is either the simple past tense (as in the first example) or the simple present tense (as in the second example). The sentences that follow do not contain finite verbs; the verbs in bold type are non-finite:
Habit of appearing to stand on tiptoe, stretching the neck.
So kitsch, frozen in time.
If the verb phrase in a sentence consists of more than one verb word, then one of the verbs should be finite. In the sentences that follow, the verb phrase is printed in italics and the finite verb is in bold:
Magazine editors in 1955 were hit by the same problem.
The jazz scene must have sounded to Parker like a musical hall of mirrors.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
There are 21 consonant letters:
b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x y z
In speech a consonant is a sound that is made by blocking the flow of air while speaking. For example, the first sound in the word mark is made by closing the lips briefly, while the last sound is made by pressing the blade of the tongue up against the hard palate. There are 22 consonants in spoken English. They are the first sounds in each of the following words:
plus the sounds in the following words marked by letters in bold type:
Two other sounds are sometimes called consonants and sometimes semivowels. They are the first sounds in these words:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The verb appraise is frequently confused with apprise.
Appraise means ‘to assess’, as in a need to appraise existing techniques, or ‘to value’, as in have the gold watch appraised by an expert. Apprise means ‘to inform’ and is often used in the construction apprise someone of something, as in psychiatrists were apprised of his condition. People often incorrectly use appraise rather than apprise, as in once appraised of the real facts, there was only one person who showed any opposition.
Antidisestablishmentarianism is almost never found in genuine use and is most often merely cited as an example of a very long word. Other similar curiosities are floccinaucinihilipilification and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, the second being generally reckoned to be the longest word in any dictionary. The longest word to be encountered in Britain is the Welsh place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is generally abbreviated to Llanfair PG; this name was created in the 19th century.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
ad is normally written in small capital letters and should be placed before the numerals, as in ad 375 (not 375 ad). The reason for this is that ad is an abbreviation of anno domini, which means ‘in the year of our Lord’, which should logically come before the year. However, when the date is spelled out, it is normal to write the third century ad (not ad the third century). It is not written with full stops after the letters. See also BC.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
In life insurance, a technical distinction is made between assurance and insurance. Assurance is used of policies under whose terms a payment is guaranteed, either after a fixed term or on the death of the insured person; insurance is the general term, and is used in particular of policies under whose terms a payment would be made only in certain circumstances (e.g. accident or death within a limited period).
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1. being or denoting a numerical order in a series
"held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Similar to: zero, zeroth, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, umpteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thirtieth, thirty-first, thirty-second, thirty-third, thirty-fourth, thirty-fifth, thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth, fortieth, forty-first, forty-second, forty-third, forty-fourth, forty-fifth, forty-sixth, forty-seventh, forty-eighth, forty-ninth, fiftieth, fifty-fifth, sixtieth, sixty-fourth, sixty-fifth, seventieth, seventy-fifth, eightieth, eighty-fifth, ninetieth, ninety-fifth, hundredth, hundred-and-first, hundred-and-fifth, hundred-and-tenth, hundred-and-fifteenth, hundred-and-twentieth, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, hundred-and-thirtieth, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, hundred-and-fortieth, hundred-and-forty-fifth, hundred-and-fiftieth, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, hundred-and-sixtieth, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, hundred-and-seventieth, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, hundred-and-eightieth, hundred-and-ninetieth, two-hundredth, three-hundredth, four-hundredth, five-hundredth, thousandth, millionth, billionth, trillionth, quadrillionth, quintillionth, nth
2. of or relating to a taxonomic order
"family and ordinal names of animals and plants"
Related words: order
ordinal number, no. - the number designating place in an ordered sequence
A present participle can be used to form a non-finite clause. If this is placed at the beginning of the sentence it should always refer to the subject of that sentence:
Having left Tony and his Mum at his appointment, I set off in the direction of the motorway.
Here the present perfect participle having left is attached to the subject of the sentence, I.
Sometimes writers forget this and begin a sentence with a participle that is not attached to anything stated in the sentence. The participle is said to be ‘hanging’ or ‘dangling’. For example:
Travelling to Finland, the weather got colder and colder. He wished he had brought more warm clothes with him.
Grammatically this means that the weather was travelling to Finland, whereas what the writer means is:
As he was travelling to Finland, the weather got colder and colder …
Good writing practice means avoiding ‘hanging’ or ‘dangling’ participles by making sure that the participle is attached to the subject of the sentence.
■ A version of a noun that refers to a small version of something. Such diminutives are formed by adding a prefix:
or a suffix:
notelet kitchenette duckling
■ A version of a noun that indicates familiarity or fondness, formed by adding a suffix:
Aussie sweetie footer champers
■ A short form of a personal name:
Timothy → Tim Katherine → Kath/Kate/Katy