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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.

Use of Adjectives

An adjective is a word which qualifies a noun or a pronoun. An adjective can be used in two ways: (1) Attributively: She is a...

Double Based Transformations -Coordination

Double-based Transformations A generative grammar of the type proposed by Chomsky makes use of two types of transformational rules- the singe-base or simple transformations, which...

A Blog Post in Five Easy Steps

Step 1: Plan your blog post by choosing a topic, creating an outline, conducting research, and checking facts. ...

Passivisation

In English grammar, passivisation is the transformation of a sentence from an active form to a passive form. Through the process of passivisation, the...

Adjectives

Adjectives are Noun Modifiers, as they generally describe some aspect of nouns. beautiful good ...

Short Response and Emphasis Transformation

Short Response Transformation In spoken English and informal writing, a short answer is a response made up of a subject and an auxiliary verb or...

Blogging

A blog is a type of website that focuses mainly on written content, also known as blog posts. In popular culture, we most often...

Types of Nouns

Recognising the different types of nouns in English grammar will help to develop one's ability to write and speak with precision. Compound Nouns Compound nouns are...

Tag Question Transformation

The standard or classical, the model of transformational generative grammar posits two levels of representation for sentences, an abstract deep structure of meaning relationships...

Writing an Effective Email

While most of us are happy to write informal emails to friends, we get jittery when asked to write to people whom we are...
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