Possessive pronouns are special pronouns that are used to show that something belongs to someone. These words help make English sound less awkward. For example, without possessive pronouns, we’d have to use sentences like this: Continue reading
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Pronouns are words that take the place of regular nouns. They help us to add variety to our sentences and they can help to clarify confusing thoughts. For example, without pronouns, we’d end up with sentences like this:
Hello and welcome to the TextRanch blog! I invite you to visit us each week in this space to discover new writing tips and English skills. In this first post we will begin with a very easy, but very important, English word: hello.
Hello is a very basic word used for greeting someone in English — most of you already know this word. Although hello is a good all-purpose greeting (it will work in almost every situation), there is no need to limit your vocabulary to just one word. There are as many different words used for English greetings as there are countries where English is spoken! Some of them are only used in a specific region, some are more formal, and some are very casual. Continue reading