Articles, Prepositions and Conjunctions
?A, 'an' and 'the' are called articles.
Use of 'A?
Before any singular noun that starts with a consonant.
For example: A cat, a boy, a car, etc.
Before any singular noun that starts with a vowel but produces the
sound of a consonant.
For example: A uniform, a European, a university, etc.
Use of 'An'
Before any singular noun that starts with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u).
For example: An apple, an elephant, an umbrella, etc.
Before any singular noun that starts with a consonant but produces
the sound of a vowel.
For example: An engineer, an honest man, an hour, etc.
Use of ?The?
Before the names of planets and stars.
For example: The Sun, The Earth, etc.
Before the names of direction.
For example: The Sun rises in the East.
Before the names of ships, trains, seas, oceans, canals, lakes,
rivers, dams and deserts.
For example: The Frontier mail.
Before the names of a few countries.
For example: The U.S.A, the U.K., etc.
Before the names of books, newspapers, magazines.
For example: The Gita, The Times of India, etc.
Before the names of religions and castes.
For example: The Hindu, the Muslim, etc.
Before the names of historical places and monuments.
For example: The Taj Mahal, the Qutub Minar, etc.
preposition is a word which shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun with another
word in a sentence.
the following sentences:
He is fond of tea.
I walk to school daily.
They reached home at ten o' clock.
He looked through the window.
I bought it for rupees ten.
We were walking along the road.
Mary put the cup on the shelf.
The cat jumped off the chair.
words of, to, at, through, along, for, on, off are prepositions.
Use of in, on, at
the following examples:
He works in a shop.
He lives in Jalandhar.
What do you have in your bag?
Children are playing in the garden.
The snow falls in winter.
He was born in September in 1975.
verb describes an action. It tells us what someone or something is doing. A
sentence is incomplete without verbs.
us understand verbs better.
mother is telling a story to her children. All the children are listening
to the story very carefully. The children are sitting on the ground. The
mother is sitting on the chair. She is holding a book. The
children are looking at her. They are smiling. The underlined
words are verbs and describe actions.