Jump to content
Linguaholic

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'grammar'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Linguaholic.com | Language Forum |
    • Language Learning
    • Language Study Apps
    • Translations (Theory & Practice)
    • Language Teaching
    • Online Language Learning Resources
    • Language Exchange Corner
    • Promote your Website/App/Game/Video
    • New Forum Members
    • Forum Suggestions / Requests
    • Forum News / Announcements
    • Sinologie Forum
  • English Language Learning Forum
    • English Language Learning
  • Chinese Language Learning Forum
    • Chinese Language Learning
  • German Language Learning Forum
    • German Language Learning
  • Spanish Language Learning Forum
    • Spanish Language Learning
  • Japanese Language Learning Forum
    • Japanese Language Learning
  • French Language Learning Forum
    • French Language Learning
  • More Languages
    • Study Other Languages
  • Conlang Language Learning Forum
    • Conlang Language Learning

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Facebook Profile


Currently studying


Native tongue


Fluent in

  1. Hi! I've been trying to nail down my sentence structure, so that I know when a sentence doesn't work. So I have these two lines that are making me sad: 1- Being the boss made Jeff feel uneasy. [Being the boss]: Gerund phrase serving as subject. Made: Verb. Jeff: Direct Object. Now the problem for me is in [feel uneasy.] I've been searching for like an hour and can't decide what it is: Is it a verb phrase serving as subject complement? A verb phrase serving as an object complement? Is it modifying Jeff or Made? I mean what kind of phrase is it and what is function is it serving? In a sentence like this: I like making people happy. People is a noun serving as object and happy is an adjective serving as object complement. But the fact that [feel uneasy] has a verb makes me think it's something different. Second sentence is: 2- Tom's favorite tactic has been jabbering away to his constituents. Now, the website I've been reading (purdue) said that [Jabbering away to his constituents.] is a gerund phrase, which is no problem, but it also said this: jabbering away to (gerund) his constituents (direct object of action expressed in gerund) And that just makes me confused. Shouldn't it be: Jabbering: Gerund. Away: Adverb modifying Jabbering. [To his constituents]: Adverbial propositional phrase. [His constituents.]: Noun phrase serving as object of the preposition to? Hope you can help me. Thanks for reading.
  2. Hi people! I´m here to introduce a terrific YouTube channel: ENGLISH SMARTEST for you to learn English grammar with no effort at all. Believe it or not, it actually works out! The strategy is based on your visual memory. You know, we cannot study a language like any other subject such as History, Chemistry, Geography and such. Students badly need an easier system to help them understand the "ins and outs" of the language in the shortest time possible because grammar is nothing but a tool, not the end goal. By using our visual memory, we can understand/learn faster and remember for way longer. ¿How? By using images that will remain in your memory for a long long time. We have to trust our brain much more than we usually do. If you are facing grammar issues, you should give it a shot. Mark my words, Please visit the YouTube channel ENGLISH SMARTEST https://youtu.be/VRYP6UpMFDQ and give me your feedback. It will be worth it! Hope you like it. Dan
  3. I was translating "I did not forget to write in my diary today" in German and though of the sentence "Ich habe heute nicht in mein Tagebuch zu schreiben vergessen", but in the deepL translator, it says "Ich habe nicht vergessen, heute in mein Tagebuch zu schreiben" Why is "I have not forgotten" followed with a comma and "today in my diary to write" written later on and it is not written all together with vergessen at the end like my previous sentence?
  4. Heyy, I have a question about Japanese grammar. So I was supposed to make a sentence using words 私/マリア/弟/ポーランド語/教える。Idk why but I forgot that くれる can be used not only when sb gives sth to ME, but also when refering to my Family members. Sooo I was desperate to make a sentence in which I am the one who receives something. So I created sth like this: マリアさんが私に弟をポーランド語を教えてくれました。 Is it completely wrong? ( I have a feeling it is) But what If I want to imply that I am the one who is happy? For example I was the one looking for a teacher for my brother and I finally wound マリアさん? Does it make any sense? And additional question if sb is nice enough to take a look. Is it gramatically correct? - おなかがすいていますが、れいぞうこに食べ物はありません。。。 - 父がちょうど今会社から家に帰っているところですから、途中で何か食べ物を買うように頼みましょう。  And this one: 私は体を丈夫にするために、毎日運動しています。 Thank U in advance.
  5. Necesito aprendar sobre diferente conceptos gramatical. I have present tense for -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, and Iḿ working on Future and Preterite for both. Discord moves too fast for me, so I need a better setting. Can you fellow Linguaholics provide me with a short crash course in avanzado gramatica españa? It doesn´t need to be in-depth, just a chart or something showing the more obscure verb tenses. I also need help conjugating oír, dar, and dicer. Gracias, A.S.
  6. You won't be disappointed . Entirely new English grammars are rare, so Andrew Rossiter's Descriptive Grammar of English (207 pages) comes as a breath of fresh air among the classic grammar books many of which have been around for over thirty years. Available as an e-book or paperback from Amazon, this new grammar reference grammar excels by the concision and the clarity of its rules, and the great wealth of really appropriate and memorable examples that it uses to illustrate the fundamental rules of English grammar. A reviewer at the English Australia journal used the expression "elegant simplicity" with regard to the way this book explains grammar through examples. And since, in the end, most people learn or expand their working knowledge of a language and its grammar by assimilating and copying examples, this reference grammar is both a decriptive and a pedagogical grammar rolled into one. If you haven't discovered it already, it's worth checking out. There is a "look inside" feature for this book on Amazon, so you can actually flip through a number of sample pages. http://getbook.at/descriptive-grammar
  7. Hi everyone, We'd like to introduce a website to help learners improve their English at https://lingonut.com. Lingonut helps you learn by reading and listening to fun and educational news. Each article comes with vocabulary notes and a quiz. In the future, learners can also save these notes to track their learning. We're working hard to make the website a useful learning platform. Please let us know if you have any suggestions! Hope this helps! Good luck and have fun learning!
  8. Hey Linguaholics, Few years back I moved to Barcelona with zero Spanish, after months of Duolingo + tutors, I made small progress, but grammar was always a bit of pain. When covid hit, me and my biddy decided to improve our Spanish grammar and built tool for ourselves. It's a mix of theory and flash cards on steroids for grammar, with zero setup and optemised learning plan. We will be launching it next week, but would love to know your feedback on if that might be a problem for you and if what we do resonates with it. Feel free ro drop any suggestions and feedback. http://grammargrizzly.com Thank you Alex
  9. Good afternoon, I was hoping someone could help me with a bit of explanation. I am sorry for writing in Romaji. I don't like using it but my computer does not seem to be able to type Japanese characters. In a video by Yuko Sensei on Youtube she explained how to describe someone. What you have to say is Tanaka San wa me ga chiisai desu. Can you also say Tanaka San no me wa chiisai desu? If not, can someone explain why? Thank you in advance for all your help.
  10. Could you help me, how can I improve my speaking task: From my point of view, the Polish education system has many failings, but the main failing is an attitude of many teachers in Polish schools. Firstly, the relation between student and teacher is too weak. It means that the teacher should discuss more with students. Moreover, the teacher ought to teach more individually. For example, if some students have many problems with speaking, the teacher should help him by giving advice, how to improve his speaking. I mean that the teacher should not only point out mistakes but also the teacher ought to help how to resolve the problem. In this case, the problem of students’ speaking. In other words, the teacher should be an instructor, who gives the student a helping hand. A few years ago I heard in some English Podcast that ‘teaching is not just testing”. I totally agree with this statement. The most important value of teaching should be helping how to improve students’ abilities. That is why, I think, that the teachers and lecturers should reduce the number of tests during the school or the academic year. Let’s move on to another disadvantage of the Polish education system. Personally speaking, I think that a core curriculum is inappropriate. In Polish middle schools, secondary schools and universities there are many unnecessary subjects, which are time-consuming, for instance: chemistry, Information Technology or biology. If some students are not keen on this subjects, and they are sure that these subjects are not their cup of tea, they should learn at the same time their preferred subjects such us English or Mathematics to polish up their abilities. If a student is not a biology fan, he should not waste their time in a subject which is not prospective for him or her. The best solution to solve this problem is a new curriculum. The student is aware which subjects can be useful for him in the future, and which subjects are completely unnecessary for him or her. To sum up, if we want to improve the Polish education system, Polish teachers should be more patient and should work with students more individually instead of working in groups. I do not want to criticize working in groups, but in my opinion, working in groups is less effective than individual work. What is more, teachers should reduce the number of tests because the tests take too much time. As I meant, the core curriculum should be also changed because there are too many unnecessary subjects.
  11. Hey! I am beginner, I started to learn german a month ago. Recently I signed up on this website because I wanted to find a place where I could check the correctness of my german sentences I don't have any native speaker in my surroundings so I thought that German forum would be a good place for supporting that. I am learning vocabulary by using words in the sentences, but I know that I will have struggle with the correctness of those sentences. Thank you for any help If you have an idea where can I find a better place or better way for that, you can give me an advice : ) Sentences: Micheal hat sehr gut Stimme, Er war überrascht wann habe als ich ihm das gesagt. Brot und Fleisch kaufe Ich Im Supermarkt gleich. Sie sieht nicht wie eine erfahrene Polizistin aus. (She doesn't look like an experienced policewoman) Ich liebe reiden mit meine freunde. Neugierig Mann - Das ist der Person welche ist wichtig in den kreativ Arbeit. Diese Gegend ist sehr leer! Dort mussen sein keine Mensch. Die Hektik ist nicht gut für dein Leben! Du hast leer in dein Kopf. Sie ist bleich, weil ihre Katze ist tot! Die Person mit null Durchsetzungsvermögen immer nickt, weil sie über alles einig.
  12. Dear friends! We are glad to introduce our new app - ChineseYufa: sentence patterns. https://itunes.apple.com/app/chineseyufa/id1461752332 ChineseYufa: sentence patterns is a simple app for learning grammar of Chinese language! It will help you understand the core structure of most sentences. FEATURES: Quotes of famous people Two parts - Grammar and Reading Dictionary and pinyin with one touch Suitable for beginners and intermediate No Internet connection needed ------------ Thank you for your attention!
  13. "Es musste mit ihm immer trotzen sein" Is this sentence grammatically correct? What does "Es" refer to? What effect would it have on the meaning of the sentence if "sein" were deleted?
  14. Limited time offer to learn french from A to Z and get a Certificate, for the lowest price ever and for limited time. It's a New and unique course https://www.udemy.com/conversational-french-from-a-to-z
  15. Hi What is the difference among "charging battery" , " battery charging" and "battery charge(noun)" phrases? Please explain with example.
  16. Hello, looking for a pen pal to help me with my Chinese writing and grammar. I would like to send short essays and have them corrected, and I would be willing to do the same for my pen pal. Of course, if you are not looking for writing and grammar help with English, I would be willing to help you with speaking as well. I would like someone who has good standard mandarin grammar. About me- I'm an American English teacher living in Beijing. I watch the news obsessively and I want to get a masters in International Relations (particularly US-China relations). I love reading, watching cartoons, and cats. If you'd like to be my pen pal, please send me a message or reply in the feed. 你好,我想找到笔友,为了提高我写作和语法能力。(我的语法很不好)我要发给你一个小文章,然后让你改写。你当然也可以发给我英语文章,但是要是你不想写作,我们也可以用英语聊天。笔友应该有很好的语法。 我是一个美国的英语老师。我现在住在北京。我喜欢看新闻,而且我想读研究生(外交)。我喜欢读书,看动画片,养猫。如果你想跟我一起练习,请发给我信还是回复在这里。
  17. How long do you have to study French to become Fluent? Is there a certain number of hours per day that's proven to work? I found some great articles on this topic, including the one below from Clozemaster. Does anyone else have ideas or thoughts on how to learn French fast? https://www.clozemaster.com/blog/how-long-does-it-take-to-learn-french/ Thanks!
  18. Hey guys, I wanted to share this great directory of free language learning resources. The site is specific to Spanish, but many of the apps and resources are available in all languages. Hope this helps! www.learningspanishforfree.net
  19. In a vast yet diversified country like India where dialect and languages vary for every couple of hundred kilometres, English and Hindi remain among the most widely spoken, understood and recognized languages. Along these two languages, English generally connects a lot of people who hail from areas where spoken local languages are completely different from each other i.e. Tamil and Marathi. In such cases, English acts the bridge between the individuals and enables them incommunicating with each other easily. For all other practical purposes also, English is widely hailed and used as a common language across the globe. Therefore learning English language becomes pertinent for any individual who aspires to build his/her career in today’s globalized economy. English language acts as a stepping stone towards success for students of all streams as well as working professionals across all the industry verticals. Developing command over any language including English comprises of developing deep understanding of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciations. Generally English is considered as a funny language because its pronunciations and vocabulary vary alot. Often similarly spelt words have different pronunciations and alphabets remain silent in many words which make the pronunciations very peculiar and it takes consistent time and effort to remember and master them. This primarily happens because roots of large quantum of English wordsoriginate from other languages like Latin, French, Spanish etc. This trait also adds lot of diversity to the language and makes it easy for people across the globe to adapt it. ELTIS which stands for English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis is a Pune based institute which has been instrumental in training students from 25 plus countries in developing command over English language. ELTIS offers wide range of courses for International as well as Indian students which help them in developing command over written and spoken English. They also provide specific focus on Business English which enables the students in exceling in competitive corporate environment.ELTIS also offers specific courses for Indian students who want to learn English speaking. Institute boasts competent and qualified faculty which also helps students to learn English grammar which is often considered as one of trickiest aspects of English language.Institute also offers short term crash courses, summer courses and year long diploma courses which cater to needs of college students as well as working professionals. They also offer a course specifically designed for students who want appear in IELTS exam which provides admission gateway to 9000 plus universities worldwide. ELTIS is part of Pune based renowned Symbiosis International University and it has been at helm of helping out many individuals from diverse backgrounds in mastering the spoken and written English.
  20. I'm currently in my early 20s and have had infrequent spells of German classes since I was 13, although, the last of these was several years ago. The casual German conversations I hold with native speakers are riddled with grammatical errors but I certainly know enough to brute force my way through most situations. I'm keen on sitting the B2/C1 German language exams but don't know where to begin. There are so many interlinked concepts and rules and I'm not sure how to structure my studies for these exams. I'm definitely riding on shaky grammatical foundations. I'd really appreciate advice on how to structure my studies for these exams. More specifically, I'd appreciate a hierarchy of concepts that demonstrates the governing principles, and advice on what order to learn them in, given that I already know the basics. Thanks in advance!
  21. Hey guys, I've spent some time developing an app to try and help with studying Spanish. I found it quite hard to determine what to learn, and when, as well as practicing conjugations. This is especially difficult in Spanish, as the pronoun dropping rule means that it's absolutely paramount to know you conjugations, to determine who's talking, and which tense is being used. Feel free to give it a try and let me know if you have any input! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/optimalearn-spanish/id1239890854?ls=1&mt=8
  22. Hey guys! I as a German learner myself, I have always searched new ways to improve my current language skill. What I want to recommend to try out is https://bliubliu.com/en/learning/challenge/german-in-30-days/?utm_source=af&utm_campaign=p.j&utm_medium=g.j Basically, it is an online course, or 30 day challenge, where an native speaker is guiding you through the process. It is fun and easy to follow! Also, other learners will keep you motivated. Let's make language learning easy!
  23. found the word 'saß' in a text I was reading, it translated to 'sat'? But when I congugate sitzen, I get the past tense as gessessen. Can someone explain? Is it in a different tense?
  24. So I'm studying a transcript of a short story told in german on the Auf geht's program, and I'm running into confusion with this specific sentence. So the sentence translates to "One used to take a bus to Neunhaus and from Neunhaus with a train to Nordhorn.", but I don't understand why the second 'noch' (meaning 'still') is in the sentence? Can anyone explain why it's there? Another one is in the phrase "und ich arbeit ja in Nordhorn." What is the 'ja' there for? Is it like a pause, like an 'um' or does it actually mean something in the sentence? One more thing, can someone explain the general usage of 'sich' in sentences? In the transcript, where I'd think she would use 'we', she seems to use 'man sich' instead.
  25. Hello there! I have a question about Mandarin Chinese grammar. Which of the following sentences are acceptable: 1) 他是在公共汽车里的前面 2) 他是在公共汽车的前面里 3) 他是在公共汽车里的前面里 Also, would you be able to say something like "他是在前面的公共汽车(里)? Thanks in advance!
×
×
  • Create New...