Gujarat Vernacular Society

Gujarat Vernacular Society Gujarat Vernacular Society ગુજરાત વર્નાક્યુલર સોસાયટી (ગુજરાત વિદ્યાસભા – અમદાવાદ) સ્થાપના : ઈ.સ. 1848 સ્થાપક : ફાર્બસ સાહેબ પ્રકાશન : વરતમાન (સાપ્તાહિક), બુદ્ધિપ્રકાશ (પખવાડિક અને ત્યારબાદ માસિક) ગુજરાત વર્નાક્યુલર સોસાયટી ગુજરાતી ભાષા અને સાહિત્યના વિકાસ માટે કાર્ય કરતી સૌથી જૂની સંસ્થા છે. ઇસ્ટ ઇન્ડિયામાં પ્રતિનિધિ તરીકે અમદાવાદ આવેલા ફાર્બસ સાહેબે કવિ દલપતરામની …

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Lesson 18 – Verb + -ing

Lesson 18 – Verb + -ing Lesson 18 – Verb + -ing The basic form of the verbs when added with the suffix –ing forms the present participle, adjective, and gerund. The usage of each form is detailed in respective the lesson sections: The Verb + -ing used as the Present Participle The verb + …

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Lesson 17 – Clauses

Lesson 17 – Clauses Lesson 17 – Clauses A clause is a group of words that must contain a subject and a finite verb. Besides the subject and verb which can be a verb phrase, it can also have an object or a complement. The clause can be a simple sentence (independent clause or main …

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Lesson 19 – Determiners And Quantifiers

Lesson 19 – Determiners And Quantifiers Lesson 19 – Determiners And Quantifiers A determiner is a word that is placed in front of a single noun or noun phrase (attributively). It cannot be used predicatively, that is after the noun. A determiner may or may not be used before plural nouns. A determiner also precedes …

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Lesson 16 – Punctuation

Lesson 16 – Punctuation Lesson 16 – Punctuation We use a variety of punctuation marks, such as full stop/period, comma, question mark, brackets, etc. in our writing to separate sentences, phrases, etc., and to clarify their meaning. We need to familiarize ourselves with some basic rules in order to use these punctuation marks correctly. The …

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Lesson 20 – Phrasal Verbs

Lesson 20 – Phrasal Verbs Lesson 20 – Phrasal Verbs A phrasal verb is formed when a verb combines with a preposition (at, on, over) or an adverb or both. This preposition or adverb is called a particle.  Some examples of particle are at, in, away, back, down, off, on, over, up. Such a combination …

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Lesson 15 – Active and Passive Voice

Lesson 15 – Active and Passive Voice Lesson 15 – Active and Passive Voice Access the following to know more about passive voice: Active and Passive Voices Tenses in the Passive Voice Passive Sentence with Two Objects Reasons For and Against Passive Voice More on Passive Voice Verbs have two voices: an active voice and …

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Lesson 21 – Phrases

Lesson 21 – Phrases Lesson 21 – Phrases A phrase is a group of words that functions as a single unit without a subject or a verb. Unlike a clause which contains a subject and a verb and conveys a complete idea, a phrase forms part of a clause or a sentence as it does …

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Lesson 14 – Either/Neither

Lesson 14 – Either/Neither Lesson 14 – Either/Neither We can use either and neither as pronouns, determiners, conjunctions or adverbs. Each usage is given in a detailed lesson below: 1.Used as a Pronoun 2.Used as a Determiner 3.Used as a Conjunction 4.Used as an Adverb 5.Using ‘Nor’ without Neither Either…or and neither…nor are correlative conjunctions. …

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Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech

Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech Direct speech (quoted speech) and indirect speech (reported speech) are the two ways to report what someone else has said. In direct speech, we repeat the exact words spoken by someone with the quotation marks. In indirect speech, we do not use exactly the same …

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