#EngTrivia Shakespearean Words

Good evening, fellas! Have you got any plan for tonight? What about joining today’s #EngTrivia session? Stay tuned, fellas ;)

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”. Anybody knows whose quotation is that? #EngTrivia

Yes, it is a quotation from William Shakespeare. I’m pretty sure many of you have heard about who Shakespeare was. #EngTrivia

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. #EngTrivia

One of his most well-known work was a tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. #EngTrivia

Today I would like to share about understanding some peculiar Shakespearean words. #EngTrivia

  1. THOU. It is used when “you” are the subject of the sentence #EngTrivia

Example: Thou art my friend. It simply means “you are my friend.” (You as a subject) #EngTrivia

  1. THEE. It is used when “you” are the object of the sentence. #EngTrivia

Example: I love thee. I give thee all my love. It simply means “I love you. I give you all my love.” (You as an object) #EngTrivia

  1. THY. It is used as a possessive form of you. It’s commonly used before a consonant sound word. (e.g. father, mother) #EngTrivia

Example:  Deny thy father and refuse thy name. It simply means “deny your father, refuse your name.” (father and name is started with a consonant) #EngTrivia

  1. THINE. It is used as a possessive form of you. It’s commonly used before a noun that begins with vowel/vowel sound. (e.g. our, hour) #EngTrivia

Example: Where is thine enemy? It simply means “where is your enemy?” (Enemy is started with a vowel) #EngTrivia

  1. ART. He also commonly wrote word “are” as “art”. So, a sentence started with “thou art” simply means “You are”. #EngTrivia
  2. AY.  It simply means “yes”. So, “Ay, My Lady” simply means “Yes, My Lady.” #EngTrivia

Well, it’s a wrap for tonight. How was it, fellas? I hope it has been useful for you. :)

compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4U on September 12th, 2015.


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