Grammar Essay Topics

Tesol Diploma At London College

a) The List of Fools The emperor Akbar had many hobbies.  Who had many hobbies? What is Akbar? Was Akbar an emperor or a servant? What did Akbar have? Did Akbar have many hobbies? The emperor Akbar had many hobbies, hadn’t he?   He liked playing chess and flying kites; he liked listening to stories… View Article

Prepositional Phrases

Once, there was a little girl named Matilda. Her father worked for an organization concerned with the health of the people, so Matilda was used to traveling all across the city, and all over the world. At age seven, she demonstrated the abilities of an eighteen year old. Being exposed to the kind of work… View Article

Grammar and Irrelevant Material Detracts

1. Writing too much. Some students think the suggested page limits are just a general guideline, and it’s a good idea to go over them. Usually it isn’t. While a professor may not mind a paper that’s slightly above the limit, especially if the content is good, students who go on and on show a… View Article

The Role of Universal Grammar in Second Language Learning

Universal Grammar has been one of the most debated topics in linguistics since its inception in 1976. As to its role in first language acquisition, UG has already established a name because it has fully explained why children are able to learn their mother tongue or any other language in such an easy and rapid… View Article

Punctuation And Capitalization

As a Communications teacher, I’ve found that one effective way to improve punctuation is to look for punctuation errors and correct them, explaining why the correction needs to be made. “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies,” wrote the philosopher. Some key vitamins and minerals found in milk are vitamin D, calcium, and… View Article

English Should Not Obey The Rules of Grammar

People talk differently depending on whom they are talking to and on the circumstances of the conversation. For instance, people who work together in different kinds of jobs have special words for their jobs: lawyers know legal language, doctors know medical terms, and factory workers know the right terms to describe the products they make… View Article

Discussion Questions

· What does communication style mean to you? Describe how your communication style changes depending on who you are communicating with. How does your communication style change with friends, family, classmates, and instructors? What are the key differences between academic and casual communication styles? The communication style means sending messages or message to a person… View Article

Health and Social Care

People use different ways to communicate with other people, depending on the situation in a health and social care setting. Informal is mostly used between people who know each other very well and formal for individuals who do not know others to well or have not met before. People who are expected to talk in… View Article

Stative Verb and Action Verb

All verbs in English are classified as either stative or action verbs (also referred to as ‘dynamic verbs’). Action verbs describe actions we take (things we do) or things that happen. Stative verbs refer to the way things ‘are’ – their appearance, state of being, smell, etc. The most important difference between stative and action… View Article

Six Tenses in Regular Verbs

Standard English” is the literary dialect used in formal writing and in the speech of well educated persons. It descends from the West Saxon dialect of Old English, specifically the dialect of London. “Non-standard English” includes many regional dialects, whose grammatical forms and words ( such as ain’t and varmint, for example) are not exactly… View Article

Systemic Functional Grammar

Systemic functional grammar (SFG) is a form of grammatical description originated by Michael Halliday. Michael Halliday (born 13 April 1925) is a British linguist who developed the internationally influential systemic functional linguistic model of language. His grammatical descriptions go by the name of systemic functional grammar (SFG). Halliday describes language as a semiotic system, “not… View Article

Homonyms and antonyms

“Words identical in form but quite different in their meaning and distribution are called homonyms” [1, 74]. “Homonym is a word that is spelt like another word (or pronounced like it) but which has a different meaning” [2, 464]. The term is derided from Greek “homonymous” (homos – “the same” and onoma – “name”) and… View Article

Short Cousework on Parts of Speech

I am equally grateful to my lecturer, Madam Wan Ziraiza Binti Raja Wan Ismail because she gave me moral support and guided me regarding the topic in this assignment. She had been very kind and patient while suggesting me the outlines of this short coursework in class and correcting my uncertainties. I would like to… View Article

20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

1. Use verbs that agree with a subject, not with a noun that is part of a modifying phrase or clause between verb and subject: “The pot of eggs is boiling on the stove.” 2. Use singular or plural verbs that agree with the subject, not with the complement of the subject: “My favorite type… View Article

Focus on the Learner

Task a: Learner’s Background For the purpose of this assignment I chose Feruza, an Eritrean high school graduate. She was born and raised in Eritrea and came to live in Jeddah only five years ago. She studied English in an elementary school in Eritrea and continued studying it in an Eritrean International High School. She… View Article

A Brief Look at the Quality of a Translation

Abstract The article is an evaluative work on a translation of Faulkner’s Sanctuary by Farhad Qebraii. To do so the standard norms are got from Blum Kulka’s article “shifts of cohesion and coherence in translation” and the level of accepted changes through the translation is considered. The translation by Qebraii is accepted as a qualified… View Article

Teaching Cohesion in Translation

Introduction Language is an expression of culture and individuality of its speakers. It influences the way the speakers perceive the world. This principle has a far-reaching implication fro translation. If language influences thought and culture, it means that ultimate translation is impossible. The opposite point of view, however, gives another perspective. Humboldt’s “inner” and “outer”… View Article

Translation Project

Jean-Paul Vinay and Jean Darbelnet in their book Stylistique Comparee du Francaiset de l’ Anglais (1958) which is a comparative stylistic analysis of the different translation strategies and procedures used in French and English view equivalence-oriented translation as a procedure which ‘replicates the same situation as in the original, whilst using completely different wording’ They… View Article

Translation Techniques

Borrowing Borrowing is the taking of words directly from one language into another without translation. Borrowed words are often printed in italics when they are considered to be “foreign”. E.g. Cafeteria كافيتريا – supermarket سوبر ماركيت – play station بلاي ستيشين – lorry لوري – android اندرويد Calque. A calque or loan translation is a… View Article

Equivalence in Translation

Professionally, however, the term translation is | |confined to the written, and the term interpretation to the spoken (Newmark, 1991: 35). If confined to a written language, translation is a | |cover term with three distinguishable meanings: 1) translating, the process (to translate; the activity rather than the tangible object), 2)| |a translation: the product… View Article

I Stand Here Ironing

“I Stand Here Ironing”, is the story about a mother telling moments of her daughter life to social worker, or someone important. The story starts off with someone asking the question of why the mother is not too involved in her daughter life. Ms. Olsen the author of this story does not do the best… View Article

Audit Consultant

The Science of Scientific Writing If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan* *George D. Gopen is associate professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Duke University. He holds a Ph. D. in English from Harvard… View Article

Eight C’s of Effective Communication

Almost every text on writing or speaking skills lists a set of criteria that can be used to judge the effectiveness of a document or presentation. If this list of words, all beginning with the letter C, helps you remember some of the criteria for good writing, the technique of alliteration has worked. If, however,… View Article

Linguistic Performance and Competence

Linguistic Knowledge Speakers’ linguistic knowledge permits them to form longer and longer sentences by joining sentences and phases together or adding modifiers to a noun. whether you stop at three, five or eighteen adjectives, it is impossible to limit the number you could add if desired. Very long sentences are theoretically possible, but they are… View Article

Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

There are around 5000 languages in use today, and each is quite different from many of the others. Many thinkers have urged that large differences in language lead to large differences in experience and thought. They hold that each language embodies a worldview, which speakers of different languages think about the world in quite different… View Article

Stylistics: Linguistics and Expressive Means

Newspaper style. includes informative materials: news in brief, headlines, ads, additional articles. But not everything published in the paper can be included in N.S. we mean publicist essays, feature articles, scient. Reviews are not N.S. to attract the readers attention special means are used by british & am. Papers ex: specific headlines, space ordering. We… View Article

Linguistics and Oral Approach

Welcome Googler! If you find this page useful, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. You were searching forPosts relating to “English oral oral approach”. See posts relating to your search »« Hide related posts • Situational Language Teaching (Oral Approach) The Oral Approach or Situational Language Teaching… View Article

Properties of Language, According to Linguistics

Language, we use it everyday, but what exactly defines “language? ” Are there generalizations to be made of all languages? Does everyone learn language same way? What are the rules of language? “What is Language? ” by Neil Smith and Deirdre Wilson answers these questions and more by highlighting the three major theories of modern… View Article

Ashlyfive point linguistic star

We’ve allowed a natural approach to language instruction to dominate our schools, hoping our English learners “will just figure it out. ” (SCOE, 2009) This approach suggested by Kevin Clark proposes that teachers explicitly teach ELL by giving them a set of skills. Teacher will have to teach students not just vocabulary, but the sound… View Article

Linguistics and Words

1. Stylistics as a science. Branches of stylistics. Stylistics is a branch of general linguistics. It has mainly with two tasks: Stylistics – is regarded as a lang-ge science which deals with the results of the act of communication. There are 2 basic objects of stylistics: -stylistic devices and figures of speech -functional styles Branches… View Article