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parliament - correct spelling

parliament - noun (capitalized when referring to a particular parliament)  Example: He served with distinction in the English Parliament....

parody - vocabulary

verb
A satirical or humorous imitation, usually of a serious piece of literature; any humorous, burlesque, or satirical imitation of a person, event, etc. The parody is the last refuge of th...

parsimonious - vocabulary

adjective
Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money; stingy; cheap. The noun form is parsimony. England, however, as it has never been blessed with a very pa...

Participle

We read about the term participle somewhere around in grade 2 or 3 when our English teacher was telling us s...

participle

Every main verb has two kinds of participles: a past participle and a present participle
.The past participle shows up in verb conjugati...

particular - correct spelling

particular - adjective and noun
Example: His particular talent will strengthen the team. adject...

partner - correct spelling

partner - noun and verb
Example: Our partner in the venture put up most of the money. noun...

parts of speech

We have eight parts of speech in the English language: (1) nouns, (2) verbs, (3) adjectives, (4) adverbs, (5) pronouns, (6) ...

Parts of Speech

To become an accomplished writer, you must know all about these eight parts of speech. Each is discussed thoroughly in ths section. See below for a table of contents.Download Our Grammar eBooksYou may download our...

passed, past

The word pass has more than two dozen distinct meanings as a verb, another dozen as a noun, and perhaps that many again as part of a ...

passive voice

An action verb is either transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb can hook directly to a noun or pronoun (the direct object). An intransitive verb cannot ...

Passive voice and why we need it

Here are some more practical examples of passive voice usage - ...

Past Continuous Tense

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Past Indefinite Tense

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past participle

The past participle shows up in verb conjugation in two ways: (1) to form the perfect tenses with the auxiliary verb have (I ...

Past Participle - The -ed Verb

Every verb also has a past-participial form, which, for most verbs, you create by adding ‑ed, ‑d, or ‑t. As with present participles, you’ll sometimes have to double up an ending consonant: The past participle of occur...

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Beginners of English language sometimes face difficulties in understanding and applying the correct tenses w...

Past Perfect Tense

Tenses hold vital importance in English grammar and language. The term tense has literal meaning of stress o...

past tense

The past tense of a main verb shows what happened or what state of being existed earlier at a definite time. When you use the past tense, the activity or state of being is over, finished, done (I ...

Past Tense - How to Form

Here’s the tense the novelist should use, for the past tense describes what took place yesterday and not right now on the beach. Thus, from our novel of purple beach prose above: Juan looked longingly at Teresa, who ...

Past Tense vs. Past Participle

Past Tense vs. Past ParticipleSome people confuse the past tense with the past participle. Usually, they will use the past participle instead of the correct past tense. You will hear some people say I ...

past-participial phrase

Regular verbs typically form their past participles by adding ‑ed. Irregular verbs, however, form their past participles in some other way. For example,...

past-perfect progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses
. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

past-perfect tense

The perfect tenses are formed by using the auxiliary verb to have and adding the past participle of the main verb
. Thus, the ...

past-progressive tense

There are six progressive tenses
. Some grammarians refer to the progressive tense as the progressive aspect of a verb. The progressive tense shows an “ongoingness” of the action denoted by the verb.Th...

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