Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tenses

SIMPLE PRESENT Affirmative : Aladdin plays all day long in the streets of Baghdad. Negative : Aladdin doesn’t play all day long in the streets of Baghdad. Aff.question : Does Aladdin play all day long in the streets of Baghdad? … Continue reading

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Verb Phrases

Definition:(1) In traditional grammar, a word group that includes a verb and its auxiliaries.  (2) In generative grammar, a predicate: that is, a lexical verb and all the words governed by that verb except a subject. Examples and Observations: “V[erb] P[hrase]s can be identified by . . … Continue reading

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Modifier

Definition:A word, phrase, or clause that functions as an adjective or adverb to limit or qualify the meaning of another word or word group (called the head).  Modifiers that appear before the head are called premodifiers. Modifiers that appear after the head are called postmodifiers. Examples: “Louis, I … Continue reading

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Complements

Complements are words that come after linking verbs and modify nouns. The most common noun complements are adjectives and nouns, but can be many other parts of speech as well. TestMagic uses the term noun complement more liberally than do some other grammar … Continue reading

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Verb

Definition  of verb: one of the major grammatical groups, and all sentences must contain one. Verbs refer to anaction (do, break, walk, etc.) or a state (be, like, own). The verb tense shows the time of the action or state. Aspect shows whether the action … Continue reading

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Subject

Definition of subject:The part of a sentence or clause that commonly indicates (a) what it is about, or (b) who or what performs the action (that is, the agent). The subject is typically a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun. In a declarative sentence, the subject usually appears … Continue reading

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Yoga 101 : The Basics Everyone Needs to Know

There are some basic issues that every yoga practitioner needs to know and implement. So here is a simple list of the most frequently asked questions regarding yoga. Where should I do yoga? Practice in a clean, quiet, well-ventilated, and … Continue reading

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How to Integrate Yoga into Our Life Style

“To know the truth we have to deepen ourselves and not merely widen the surface” – Sarvepatti Radhakrishnan Don’t be fooled by the title. It is not as philosophical as it sounds. Yes, lately I’ve been doing yoga. And it … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate? Our great great great grandparents knew it for its health-boosting effects. You might not know that products from all parts of the pomegranate tree (fruit, bark, flowers, roots, and leaves) are usable to treat medical conditions. A wide range … Continue reading

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A Bitter Sweet Confession: On Shifting to Healthy Life Styles

Long before I moved to Jakarta, no one would think I lived a healthy life. For months, I spent my waking hours blogging, staring at computer screen, forgetting to lift my heavily cramped butt off the chair (so cramped I … Continue reading

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