Wonder Sreekumar K Uththaman hadn’t expected to be found out this soon. He had been staying with Viswanathan for a long time now. He had come here planning to continue his studies. Viswanathan was the editor and owner of a small time newspaper and a really knowledgeable man and more than anything a good family… Read More
Lesson 9.1 Participles What we usually refer to as ‘-ing’ form has different names. It is also called present participle or gerund. Of course, there is a difference and it is good to know that difference. But, here, for the sake of convenience, we are not bothered about what its name is. We think only… Read More Participles
Lesson 8.1 Phrases and Clauses Now that the older lessons are on the FB page, they are kind of going viral and we are grateful to God for making that happen. So far, the lessons were more or less aimed at tests and questions. Today’s lesson, on the other hand, is mostly academic in nature.… Read More Phrases and Clauses
Lesson 7.1 Reported Speech English teacher: This is a very important lesson. Our English teacher said that this was a very important lesson. The first sentence contains the actual words of the speaker. Usually this appears in quotations, like, The English teacher said, “This is a very important lesson.” However, when you go home and… Read More Reported Speech
Lesson 6.1 Tenses and their uses So happy to see that all are eagerly waiting for the lessons. We have started a facebook page for older posts, so that there won’t be much cluttering from reposts. Please follow the link given and read the earlier lessons there. Tenses and their uses always offer a tough… Read More Tenses and their uses
Lesson 5.1 All of you had a day’s rest. And still we find that some of you were working hard on finishing the homework. We got a good number of finished home work. There wasn’t much to correct and this shows that the lessons were easy to follow. Feeling so happy about that! Tenses make… Read More Tenses
This incident happened when I was living at 221C Baker Street London. I was very interested in herpetology and, besides snakes, had animals of other species too as my pets at that time. My favourite ones were ‘do, does and did’: three mouses, sorry mice, which had all the freedom to move about.… Read More The Strange and Accusative Case of the Missing Operatives
Lesson 4.1 We have finished three important topics which were long and heavy. But the interactions were good and we got a lot of finished homework which we corrected and returned with suggestions. It is heartwarming to see people determined to get it right even if they have to try several times. The is only… Read More Tag Questions: How to get it right always.
Lesson 3.1 Passive Voice, the monster in all job tests. Our membership rose 150% in three days and our group is becoming more and more interactive. We are very happy to get your inspiring feed back. We also appreciate the questions asked, suggestions given, mistakes pointed out and the finished homework send to us. It… Read More Passive Voice, the monster in all job tests.
Lesson 2.1 Subject-Verb Agreement Unlike in some other languages, it is conventional in English to place the most important word, the word that denotes the topic of the sentence, what we plan to talk about in the rest of the sentence at the very beginning. Thus: Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. when the topic… Read More Subject-Verb Agreement