Help With English Grammar & Vocabulary
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Master the Eight Parts of Speech With This Study Guide The parts of speech are taught in every grade. So why do so many students not know or understand them? It's because the parts of speech are only learned by those who are motivated to do so. You're here, in fact, because something has motivated you. Congratulations!
A Goulash of Language: English With Hungarian Roots Some English words have roots that travel all the way to the tiny country of Hungary, a land of beautiful terrain, spirited horses and toe-tapping music. Peruse a list of English words of Hungarian origin, and you will learn a bit about the culture of this European country as well.
Get on Course with Analogies 101 Learn how analogies can aid you in finding the meanings of words. Learn about the different types of analogies and examples of each.
Greek Roots: The Key to English Language Ever wonder about the origin of words? This list of English words with Greek origin will demonstrate how extensively entwined the roots of the Greek language in English.
A Character Analysis of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales In understanding the characters of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," you can appreciate the book much better. Knowing the characters will better exemplify Chaucer's purpose for writing the stories -- and also make the stories' underlying meaning clearer.
Learning the Roots of Words Learning the roots of English words is a great way to enhance your vocabulary. In addition to gaining deeper knowledge about the meanings of words, you'll easily be able to decipher new words based on their roots. Learn some common root words you'll encounter in the English language.
If — Give It A Rest Rudyard Kipling is probably the culprit in his poem IF for letting this little word have full reign. The word has been run into the ground. There seem to be innumerable hypothetical possibilities
in the world that warrant its overuse. It could use a nice holiday once in a while. A vacation maybe?
Naming the Parts of a Book While the content between the covers of a book may seem like the most important part, every component has a fundamental role to play.
Discover the different parts of a book and how each one is used to present information to readers.