Kerala public service commission english grammar tips from the previous question papers. It is very helpful and must comes in all upcoming PSC competitive examinations like Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Police Constable, Assistant sales man, Secretariat Assistant, University Assistant, Company corporation & board, etc.. and all other english grammar included syllabus. The top 10 english grammar topics extract from the previously conducted examinations by KPSC.
* After 'Lest' use auxiliary verb as 'Should' only.
Eg: Study well lest you should fail the examination.
* Did not use 'Not' after 'Lest'.
|If the 'two subjects' connected with 'neither...nor' the verb must change according to the 'second subject'.
Example: Neither the chief minister nor the ministers were present for the meeting.
|3. Would You Mind/Would You|
|* After 'would you mind' always use verb's gerund form (ing verb).
Eg: Would you mind posting this letter ?
* After 'would you', always use verb's base form (V1)
|4. Neither of, None of, A group of and A pair of|
|A Sentence have 'neither of, none of, a group of and a pair of' - always use singular form (V1) of verb/auxiliary verb.|
|'To' always come after 'Prefer'
[Subject+Prefer+1st Preference+to+2nd preference]
|6. Fairly& Rather|
|* Fairly used in positive sentence or before the +Ve adjective.
Eg: She is fairly beautiful.
* Rather used in negative sentence.
Example: The examination was rather difficult.
* If the sentence in -Ve/+Ve and in superlative degree, rather alone used.
| If 'were' present in the 'if clause', it is a imaginary condition.
Eg: If my father were there, he would help you.
|8. The + Comparative|
| If the sentence first part in 'the+comparative' form, the second part must in 'the+comparative' form.
Eg: The older he got the happier he became.
'Since' used to show a point of time and 'for' is period of time.
I have been staying here since 2006.
It has been raining for 3 hours.
|10. It is Time|
|* It is time + to => base form of the verb
* It is time + pronoun => V2 form of the verb
Eg: It is time we started the work.