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Articles 'a' or 'an'

There are two articles in the English Language: 1) the indefinite article ( ‘a’ or ‘an’ ) 2) the definite article ( ‘the’ ) Usage of indefinite article ( ‘a’ or ‘an’ ): 1. The indefinite article is used with a singular countable noun. The article ‘a’ is used before a word that begins with a consonant sound, while ‘an’ is used before a word that begins with a vowel sound. ( There are 20 vowel sounds and 24 consonant sounds in English ) a pen  a choice  a tall building an employee  an oak tree  an interesting story 2. Some words start with a vowel letter ( a, e, i, o, u ), but have a consonant sound. So, ‘a’ is used before them a university  a universal rule  a European woman 3. There are some words which start with a silent ‘h’. In such cases, ‘an’ is used. an hour  an honest man  an honourable teacher  an heir But, when ‘h’ is pronounced, we use ‘a’ a humble man  a hint  a humorous person  a historian 4. ‘An’ is used before abbreviations which begin with A, E, F, H, I, L, M, N, O, R, S

Simple Future

How about learning an important tense now?  Simple Future Simple Future Tense: The Simple Future is used when an action is thought to occur in the future. It is also used for the actions that are promised. Will/shall + V1 Simple Future is also used:  * to express willingness or to make a promise: Examples:   Yes, I will finish the work tomorrow. They will start a new Internet revolution in India. * to predict future: Example:   It will be sunny tomorrow. * taking the decision Examples:   We shall discuss your proposal in tomorrow’s meeting. Ramya will help you to complete the project work. * It is compulsory to use ‘shall’ when we use ‘I’ or ‘we’ as subjects in interrogatives. Examples:   Shall I attend the meeting tomorrow? Shall we play cricket coming Sunday? * In negatives, we use it for expressing unwillingness. ( won’t = will + not ) Examples:   I won’t take the responsibility until you give me full powers. They won’t accept this proposal if you put it in those words. * ‘will’ is

Correction of Sentences

Dear friends, we shall now correct some wrongly written sentences. The underlined parts of the following sentences need some correction. And the corrected part is highlighted.  * They enjoyed at the party. They enjoyed themselves at the party. * Shraddha and me went to the studio. Shraddha and I went to the studio. * Her dress is more expensive than Divya . Her dress is more expensive than Divya’s . * Myself will meet the officer. I will meet the officer. * This building is bigger than any building in the town. This building is bigger than any other building in the town. * Revati is liking Pongal. Revati likes Pongal. * My grandfather used to read Gita  every day. My grandfather used to read the Gita every day. * John is too happy with his investments. John is very happy with his investments. * Prameela prefers tea for coffee. Prameela prefers tea to coffee. * The people entered into the building without permission. The people entered the building without permission


We are going to learn how to use the verb ‘ put ’ in different ways.   Put : to place in a specified place or position Example:  Please put the book on the bench.   Put on : turn on/ switch on Example:  Will you put on the light, please?   Put off : postpone or delay Example:  The IPL has been put off due to the Covid Crisis.   Put out : Extinguish Example:  The fire was put out by firefighters with great difficulty.   Put up : Erect or construct Example:  A new builder is going to put up many houses on the outskirts of this town.   Put forward : propose Example:  The newly elected ward member put forward a proposal to build a cement road here.   Put away : return something to its usual place Example:  The librarian asked me to put away the book after reading it.   Put back : return something to its proper place Example:  I put the book back on the table after reading it.   Put up with : tolerate someone or something Example:  Neha’s neighbours are annoying, but she has learned


Shall we learn meanings of some ‘isms’ now? #  Theism : It is the belief in the existence of a G od or gods; In this belief system God is viewed as a creative source of everything that happens in this world. A person who believes this doctrine is called ‘ theist ’   #  Atheism : It is the lack of belief in the existence of God or gods. Atheism is the rejection of religious belief. A person who holds such a way of thinking is called ‘ atheist ’   #  Agnosticism :  Agnosticism is the way of thinking that says the existence of God is unknown and unknowable. It is not committed to believing in either the existence of God or non-existence of God. A person who holds such a thought is called ‘ Agnostic ’.     #  Rationalism : A practice that opinions and actions should be based on reason rather than on emotion or religion. A person who practices rationalism is called ‘ Rationalist ’.    #  Humanism : It is a rationalistic outlook which gives more importance to human life rather than supe