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Devika Panikar

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Devika Panikar has been teaching English Language and Literature for 14 years now. She is an Assistant Professor with the Directorate of Collegiate Education under the Government of Kerala. She teaches at the Government Colleges coming under this directorate and is now posted at the Department of English, H.H. The Maharaja’s Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram. This website is a collection of the lecture notes that she prepared by referring various sources, for her students’ perusal. It has been compiled here for the sake of future generations.

Structuring a Report

Reports generally involve presenting your investigation and analysis of information or an issue, recommending actions and making proposals. Main Sections of a Report ...

Placement of Adverbs

Putting the adverb in the wrong spot can produce an awkward sentence at best and completely change the meaning at worst. Place adverbs as...

Complement Clause Transformations

Complement Clause The Complement clauses ( abbreviated as COMP-clauses) are commonly defined as subordinate clauses functioning as an argument of a predicate. The Complement Clause...

Types of Reports

Reports are well researched, planned and organized documents that are written for a purpose. A report is written for a specific audience; it must...

Complementation

A characteristic property of certain types of sentence embedding in English, the Sentential Complementation, is the deletion of the initial Noun Phrase of the...

Adverb

An adverb is a modifying part of speech. It answers the question when, where, how, how much, how long, or how often. ...

Relativization in Subordination

In transformational grammar, relativization is the process of forming sentences with relative clauses in them. Relativization as a syntactic process, like complementation and coordination...

Report Writing

In academia, there is some overlap between reports and essays, and the two words are sometimes used interchangeably, but reports are more likely to...

Double Based Transformations -Subordination

In generative grammar, embedding is the process by which one clause is included (embedded) in another. This is also known as nesting. More broadly,...

British and American Expressions

There is an old saying that America and Britain are “two nations divided by a common language.” While they are essentially the same, British...
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