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Comparative Degree of Adjectives & Adverbs (Published)

The current study entitled Comparative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs”.   Comparison is an attempt to show degrees of comparison in the English language. The degrees of comparison in English grammar are made with adjectives and adverbs to show how big or small, high or low, more or less, many or few, of the qualities, numbers, and positions of the nouns (persons, things, places) in comparison to the others mentioned in the other part of a sentence or an expression. Therefore, the comparative degree is the form we use when we compare two things (a group of things) (Leech 84). This paper deals with regular (e.g. younger, more beautiful, less carefully) and irregular (better, worse, farther) comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs. In addition of the introduction and conclusion, this paper consists of four main sections. Section one deals with the regular and irregular comparative degree of adjectives. Section two studies and explains the regular and irregular comparative degree of adverbs. Section three is an attempt to state the changes that happen in spelling and pronunciation of adjectives and adverbs in making a comparative degree. Section four presents the intensifiers use with a comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs. The work ends with a summary and a prominent conclusion.

Keywords: Comparative degree, adjectives, adverbs, regular and irregular forms

An Analysis of the Use of Adverbs and Adverbial Clauses in the Sentences of Junior High School Pupils in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Published)

The research shifts emphasis from the previously predominant area of analyzing the competence of Ghanaian school children in their use of the English Language by adopting the perspective of descriptive grammarians with much emphasis on process analysis. The study adopted qualitative and quantitative paradigm so as to adequately analyze the extent to which pupils in the Junior High School use adverbs and adverbial clauses in their sentences. In all, 100 pupils were selected using proportionate stratified sampling method.  Essay texts and structured interview guide was used in gathering data from the sampled school pupils. After analysing using both qualitative and quantitative methods, the findings indicate that teachers and accessibility to language learning facilities play significant roles in second language acquisition. 

Keywords: English, Junior High School, Teachers, adverbial clauses, adverbs

An Analysis of the Use of Adverbs and Adverbial Clauses in the Sentences of Junior High School Pupils in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Published)

The research shifts emphasis from the previously predominant area of analyzing the competence of Ghanaian school children in their use of the English Language by adopting the perspective of descriptive grammarians with much emphasis on process analysis. The study adopted qualitative and quantitative paradigm so as to adequately analyze the extent to which pupils in the Junior High School use adverbs and adverbial clauses in their sentences. In all, 100 pupils were selected using proportionate stratified sampling method.  Essay texts and structured interview guide was used in gathering data from the sampled school pupils. After analysing using both qualitative and quantitative methods, the findings indicate that teachers and accessibility to language learning facilities play significant roles in second language acquisition. 

 

Keywords: English, Junior High School, Teachers, adverbial clauses, adverbs