English is a weird language and many a times a person gets confused while dealing with the language. So there are certain certified rules that must be followed in order to acquire fluency and accuracy in English. How you present yourself to the people, is the actual way to represent among others in the crowd. Various rules are enlisted below that will surely help you in correcting your English language and being confident while dealing with the language, but the condition is you should be alert in the learning process.
1.The Clause Rule
A clause is a group of words containing a subject and verb. There are generally two types of a clause; independent clause and a dependent clause.
Independent clause can make sentences alone, but the dependent clause always requires the presence of the dependent clause in order to form a sentence.
Dependent– Although she is scared Independent– She will accompany her to the terrace.
Commas are the most common used punctuation marks in the English text. Commas generally indicate a brief pause; they’re not as final as periods. Commas are not just used to separate words and word groups in a simple series of three or more items. But, the even comma is used to separate two adjectives when the adjectives are interchangeable.
Examples – We had coffee, burger and French fries in the market.
– We could also say healthy, keen man.
Who vs. That Rule
The game of Who vs. That, often people gets confused while dealing with them. “Who” is generally used to refer to describe a person and “That” is used to refer to describe an object. This is the common difference between the two words. But, usually people get confused using the two, so from the next time do have a proper check before using it.
Your vs. You’re
The difference between the two is to own something versus actually being something.
You’re is the contraction of who you are.
Example – You’re a person with an optimistic approach.
Your is possessive.
Example – Your approach is optimistic.
Both the sentences mean two different things in the above context.
The Rule of Possessive Nouns Rule
The possessive noun will have an apostrophe, but where to put that’s the real problem in language.
If the noun is plural, then apostrophe is put after the s.
Example – Dogs’ claw
If the noun is singular, ends with s then apostrophe is put at the last.
Example – Dress’ neon blue color
If the noun is singular but doesn’t end with s then apostrophe is put before the s.
Example – Crocodile’s tail,
Alot vs. A lot vs. Allot
You will be shocked to know that “Alot” is not actually a word. We use “a lot” to signify the vast number of things in reality and “allot” to say that this thing is allotted to you within that context of time.
Example – They have a lot of things in common to share.
– The dance society is allotted to you for this session.