Grammar & Language

How to Answer “Relate the Title to the Theme” Questions in Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutes You must be familiar with the WAEC/WASSCE Literature in English (Poetry) question which asks you to relate the title to the theme. I want to teach you how to answer this mostly repeated type of WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English essay question under Poetry. It does not really matter whether the type of WASSCE Poetry question falls under …

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Answers to Grammatical Function Past Questions: WASSCE

Reading Time: 4 minutes The below questions and answers will show you how to provide the most suitable answers to this section of your WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE and GCE English Language Comprehension paper. We are going to provide answers to each one of  the items according to the below question that WAEC repeats almost every year. The question is in two …

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24 Likely Grammatical Name Past Questions and Answers

Reading Time: 3 minutes The below questions and answers will show you how to provide the most suitable answers to this section of your WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE and GCE English Language Comprehension paper. We are going to provide answers to each one of  the items according to the below question that WAEC repeats almost every year. The question is in two …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer in your own words, as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage There were certain underlying conditions that enabled department stores grow up when they did. From the start, they all catered for middle-class customers and set out to convey to them an air of luxury and …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #3

Reading Time: 3 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer in your own words, as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage Poverty, like malaria, is pandemic in many developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Why are most of these countries so economically backward and so slow to develop even many years after they have freed themselves from …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #4

Reading Time: 3 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer, in your own words as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage Governments argue that taxes are a necessary evil – the price we pay for a civilized society. Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, it is undeniable that the price is usually a high …

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Introduction to WASSCE Summary Ecourse

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hello, I created this short WASSCE Summary ecourse with you in mind. TAKE ME TO SUMMARY SOLUTIONS PACK 1 I want to help you discover the essential steps that go into producing an excellent summary answer in the WASSCE English Language Summary or a related test paper. Now let’s get to business. No time to …

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The Sample Summary Solutions Series Pack 1 (SSSSP1)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hello, I’m giving you sample answers to standard WASSCE level summary questions. I proudly call these tutorials The Sample Summary Solutions Series Pack (SSSSP) I trust that these series of recommended answers to WASSCE level summary questions will enable you to know exactly what to do when the time comes for you to sit for …

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Identifying Noun Phrases – 23 Helpful Groups of Words

Reading Time: 5 minutes Identifying noun phrases in the English sentence need not be that difficult. I am about to show you exactly when it becomes quite easy for anybody to know that the grammatical name of a group of words is noun phrase. You can easily score full marks here. But before I let the cat out of …

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25 Examples of the Noun Clause Introduced by What/Whatever

Reading Time: 3 minutes I want to give you 25 examples of the Noun Clause which is introduced by What or Whatever Noun Clause Markers Words that introduce noun clauses are referred to as Noun Clause Markers. One simple way to ascertain whether a clause is a Noun Clause therefore is to find out if it begins with any …

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33 Examples of the Adjectival Clause

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I am about to give you lots of examples of the adjectival clause. But before I do that, let me show you a summary of the characteristics of what qualifies to be called an adjectival clause. First, an adjectival clause, like other types of subordinate clauses, is usually a group of words. Secondly, any …

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The Grammatical Functions of a Noun Phrase

Reading Time: 4 minutes This tutorial will show you how to identify or state the grammatical functions of a noun phrase. Let’s however begin with a few examples of a noun phrase. In the sentences below, the words in bold constitute a noun phrase. Examples of a noun phrase Those athletes are my source of inspiration. That old dog …

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The Major Changes in the Pronoun System of English

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is an essay on the major changes in the pronoun system of English since the beginning of the Modern English Period. I recommend this essay on the history of the English pronoun system as a good example for English Major students in university or college. The development of the pronoun system of English The …

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5 Simple Ways to Identify an Adjective

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the below points in mind, never again will you find it difficult to identify an adjective in a sentence . The first thing you need to know is that almost any word can perform the function of an adjective in the English sentence. What this means is that it is not only words traditionally …

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Top 5 Tips to Overcome English Speaking Anxiety

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a non-native speaker of English myself, I’m familiar with the English speaking anxiety that many of us go through in our effort to communicate in the English language. Can I speak properly at all? Maybe my tense isn’t good enough. What is the next mistake I’m about to make? Who is going to begin …

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