What is grammar?

Is one which troubles a basic learner to operate a language Grammar....?

Are the words of a language known as Grammar? or Is to know to set right a right word at a right place called Grammar? or Is to know the voice, tense and tense rule called Grammar?

Have a look this exercise and comment for it whether it is right methodology or not. If you agree, you may access this exercise and name it as "V.MAHENDIRAN'S BASIC GRAMMAR TASK". you can scrutinise a over all Grammar with your students by this exercise.

READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE AND IDENTIFY THE VOICE, TENSE AND STATEMENT;STATE THE TRANSITIVITY OF THE SENTENCE IF IT IS IN ACTIVE VOICE OR PERSONALITY IF IT IS IN PASSIVE VOICE; CHANGE THE VOICE IF IT IS TRANSITIVE ACTIVE OR PERSONAL PASSIVE; IDENTIFY THE SENTENCE PATTERN AND IDENTIFY THE PART OF SPEECH OF EVERY WORD OF THE SENTENCE.

A) "WHERE DID YOU KEEP THE KEY?"

voice: Active

Tense: Simple past

Statement: Regular question in interrogative

Transitivity: It is a transitive active sentence

Changed voice(Passive): Where was the key kept by you?

Sentence pattern: Where---- Adjunct

did--------Auxiliary

you-------Subject

keep------Verb

the key?--Object

Parts of speech: Where---- Interrogative adverb of place

did--------Auxiliary

you-------Subjective pronoun

keep------Verb- (present form)

the--------Article (Definite)

key-------Noun ( common)

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We shall solute as above making many sentences later.

V.Mahendiran- Nagapattinam- Tamilnadu-India

mahendiranv@yahoo.co.in

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