English is widely spoken and accepted as an international language. In today’s multicultural world, it has been a mandatory language to learn to compete in an international arena. The seven days course- “Everything You’ll Ever Need for Correct English” was facilitated by Mr. Pranav Kafle, a Certified Public Speaker. This course covered everything including tenses, verbs, adverbs, clauses, superlatives, and questions. It also included materials that covered grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation.
First off, it started with a general introduction of the speaker and all the participants were asked to introduce themselves one by one After a warm welcome, Mr. Kafle stated the meaning of Grammar and its varied blocks as given below.
Verbs: The most Variable Element
Mr. Kafle firstly talked about Verbs and a few rules relevant to it. A verb is any word that describes what someone or something is doing. Verbs are always about acting, and there are different types of verbs like Action verbs, helping Verbs.
The Part of Speech
In the English language, words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. Based on their use and functions, words are categorized into several types or parts of speech. The main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. He explained all parts of Speech and discussed basic ideas that need to be taken care of while identifying these words and its correct use in English speaking. Also, He highlighted tips and tricks that are required for improving English Grammar.
According to Module II, he introduced Conjunctions (Making connection); Preposition (Making Relationship); Abbreviations (Making it shorter) & Interjection (Making it Obvious). There are three types of conjunction, Conjoining, Subordinating & Correlative. Likewise, he also explained to the participants about the concept of Abbreviations and Interjection which includes Strong, emotive words almost all interjections, including wow, ouch, aww, eww, help which follows, because of the strength of the words, that they also include an exclamation mark (!) after them.
He defined the term “Punctuation Marks” which are essential signs to understand a sentence correctly. They represent the expression and feeling in a sentence. 14 punctuation marks are commonly used in English grammar. They are the period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets, braces, apostrophe, quotation marks, and ellipsis. Punctuation is used to bring clarity and meaning to writing. He explained the use of period (.), commas (,), exclamation (!), Quotation mark (“), and so on.
Tenses in English Grammar
In addition to this, he explained tenses in English Grammar. Many languages have grammatical means to indicate the time when an action or event occurs, or when a state or process holds. This phenomenon is called tense. In English, for example, adding the morpheme -ed to the verb walk, to form walked, indicates that the event denoted by the verb occurred before the present time. What is called aspect, on the other hand, deals with the internal constituency of actions, events, states, processes, or situations. Rules of Tenses help one understand how to correctly use the different tenses in a sentence, without making a grammatical mistake and also by easily indicating when an event or action has occurred. He explained all the tenses and conducted a quiz activity for participants.
At the end of the session; he answered the queries of participants, and made them interact via real-time quizzes. It was good to track their performance and accuracy. Lastly, it was such a wonderful session for all the participants where they learned the ideas of English Grammar and got an opportunity to learn something new to enhance the skills in a better way.