Last Updated : 06 Oct 2018
Basic English Grammar Rules and Examples

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1. What are content words and structural words?
Nouns, adjectives, main verbs, adverbs, demonstratives and interrogatives are content words. Articles, personal and relative pronouns, auxiliary verbs, prepositions and conjunctions are structural words.
2. What are quasi-modals?
The modals “used to” need and dare to are quasi or semi modals.
3. What are loan words?
Loan words are words and phrases that are borrowed from other languages. Examples : 1. Viva voice and 2. Bon voyage.
4. Which auxiliaries are used for probability and possibility?
1. Probability - will, ought
2. Possibility - can, could, may, might
5. What is a defining relative clause?
When the clause defines the noun it qualifies it is known as a defining relative clause.