31 Mar 2021

COMMONLY USED PREPOSITIONS

COMMONLY USED PREPOSITIONS  PREPOSITIONS USED WITH ADJECTIVES  Certain adjectives require particular prepositions; most commonly used of them are given below: 1. Absorbed in She is absorbed in her book. (ABSORBED = Very interested in something and not paying attention to anything else) 2. According to According to Abhishek, the film

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01 Mar 2021

Little & Few

Little & Few i) Little/A little/The little as Adjectives are used before UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS; e.g. little milk; a little milk ii) Few/A few/The few as adjectives are used before PLURAL COUNTABLE NOUNS; e.g. few books; a few books 1. A Little/A Few Both have positive meanings. A LITTLE = a

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01 Mar 2021

Less (than) & Fewer (than)

Less (than) & Fewer (than) 1. We use LESS (THAN) with uncountable nouns and FEWER (THAN) with plural countable nouns. a) Mix less water with the paint. (WATER is an uncountable noun.) b) This proposal will mean fewer jobs. (JOB is a countable noun.) NOTE: We don’t use LESS before a comparative

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17 Sep 2020

FALL VS FELL

Fall & Fell Both are different verbs. The verb FALL is intransitive and thus does not have an object. The verb FELL is transitive and thus has an object; Three forms of these verbs: I II III Fall Fell Fallen Fell Felled Felled 1. FALL 1. FALL = suddenly go

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15 Sep 2020

LAY Vs LIE

Lay or lie? The verb LAY means to put something down carefully in a flat position. LIE means to be in or put yourself into a flat position. By going through the meanings of both of these verbs we can say that they are used in the same context. But there is

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15 Sep 2020

SSC EXAMS: USAGE OF ‘SINCE’ & ‘FOR’

Since & For The Present Perfect Tense with FOR and SINCE 1. We use SINCE/FOR with the present perfect Tense or the Present Perfect Continuous Tense for an action which began in the past and is still continuing or has just finished. FOR is used with a ‘period of time’

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15 Sep 2020

‘KIND OF’ VS ‘KINDS OF’

‘Kind Of’ & ‘Kinds Of’ Words KIND, SORT, and TYPE can be troublesome when they are used with plural nouns and adjectives, all of them are used in a similar way. 1. We use KIND to talk about a class of people or things. KIND is a countable noun. After words referring to singular people/things such

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12 Sep 2020

Usage of ‘WAIT’ & ‘AWAIT’

Wait & Await 1. AWAIT AWAIT = to wait for something that you expect to happen AWAIT is a transitive verb, so it must have an object; e.g. i) I am awaiting your reply. ii) She is awaiting a letter from her mother. iii) They are awaiting the birth of

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10 Sep 2020

‘MARRY TO’ or ‘MARRY WITH’

Which preposition should be use with MARRY, TO or WITH? 1. When MARRY means ‘to become the husband or wife of somebody’, and its use is in the active voice it’s used without a preposition (you cannot use WITH or TO or any other preposition after it in this use);

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09 Sep 2020

USAGE OF ‘NEED’ & ‘DARE’

Need & Dare Both of these verbs are called Semi-modal Verbs. They are called so because they can be used as both main verbs and modal verbs. NEED and DARE can only be used as main verbs in affirmative sentences, in negative and interrogative sentence both of them can be

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