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Basic English Grammar Notes

Basic English Grammar -

Guidelines for English-Speaking Translators

In order to intelligibly translate from one language to another, you must be familiar with the grammatical usage of the source language (e.g., Hebrew) and the target language (e.g., English). Although there are many fine resources on the subject, this section provides my own grammatical notes regarding standard (American) English usage.


Part I - The Parts of Speech

  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjectives
  4. Verbs
  5. Adverbs
  6. Prepositions
  7. Conjunctions
  8. Interjections

Part II - Basic Grammatical Structures

  1. Phrases
  2. Clauses
  3. Sentences
  4. Paragraphs

Part III - Mechanics

  1. The Period
  2. The Question Mark
  3. The Exclamation Point
  4. The Comma
  5. The Semicolon
  6. The Colon
  7. The Dash
  8. The Hyphen
  9. Parentheses
  10. Brackets
  11. Quotation Marks

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