#EngQAs: Grammar (3)

Hi, fellas! How are you doing? I hope you are well today.

Today, I’m going to open Q&A session on grammar. Tweet us your question and we’ll pick a few for us to discuss. #EngQAs

 

We’re going to discuss this first. #EngQAs

Talha Farhan @TALHAFARHAAN

@EnglishTips4U “there is a table, chair, bed and a sofa in my room” Or “There are a table, chair, bed and a sofa in my room” Which is right.

 

The sentence is made of 4 others. There is a table. There is a chair. There is a bed. There is a sofa. #EngQAs

When contracted, it became, ‘There is a table, chair, bed, and sofa in my room.’ #EngQAs

‘Are’ will be of use if one of the items is in plural forms. E.g.: There are tables, a chair, a bed, and a sofa in my room. #EngQAs

Thanks for the question, @TALHAFARHAAN. I hope you find the answer useful. #EngQAs

 

Here’s the second question. #EngQAs

LearnerG @always_I_Learn

@englishtips4u one of the boys is/are … One of the men is/are I get confused with “one of” and sentences related with it. :)

 

When using the form ‘one of many things’, the subject is the word ‘one’. #EngQAs

Therefore, the verb or to be following it is the one for singular noun. E.g.: One of the boys is caught smoking at school. #EngQAs

E.g.: One of four men prefers having the first date at the cinema. #EngQAs

 

Our third one. #EngQAs

umi^^ @Umi21Fatonah

@englishtips4u What if we make a sentence use two negative words such “you are not going nowhere” is it allowed? Can i use it in essay?

 

The sentence ‘You’re not going nowhere’ or ‘I don’t have no money’ is considered informal and so should be avoided when writing. #EngQAs

The form is called double negative. More on the topic can be found here: https://englishtips4u.com/2011/10/31/grammartrivia-double-negative/

 

It’s been fun, fellas, but sadly today’s #EngQAs must come to a close. Do check our website http://englishtips4u.com  for the recap later.

Thank you for having posted your questions, and for the retweet and likes as well! We’ll try to answer the other questions next time!

Have a good rest, fellas! See you tomorrow!

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 11 January, 2016.

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