- 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.
- Modifiers in English: Describing Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, and Clauses
English contains five grammatical modifiers performed by seven grammatical forms. The following article makes learning about modifiers in the English language easy by listing and exemplifying the grammatical modifier in English.
- 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.
- The Odyssey: Understanding Formulaic Expressions and the Use of Type Scenes
What are formulaic expressions? Why are they useful tools for an oral poet? This article for the student of Homer's Odyssey studies standard expressions such as epithets and also explores hexameters and type scenes, and additional resources are provided.
- 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.
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