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Grammar

  • Alfa PTE
  • 11 Jul 2020

According to PTE, grammar is evaluated by checking if the test taker has used the correct language with regards to word order and form. In order to get the maximum score, show consistent control on complex grammar with rare to no errors. You should at least try to have relatively better grammar with few mistakes but those mistakes should not lead to misunderstandings, to get some marks in grammar. In simple words, the grammar should be correct enough so that the answer can be understood by anyone. 

English Grammar helps us learn about the correct use of language. Grammatical errors can lead to misunderstandings so you must know the basics. If you are a beginner, Parts Of Speech is where you should start from. They are all given on the portal under the Grammar section. They can look a little complex initially, but as you delve into it, you will start understanding it. As you will practice more and more Writing, you will get a hang of it. Look if your sentences are confusing or not and if you have used proper Punctuations. You also need to know where Capital Letters are required. Also learn about the correct Use of Pronouns, Prepositions, and Tenses.

Grammar plays a major role in questions like Summarize Written Text, Essay, Reading Blanks, Reading and Writing Blanks, Reorders, Summarize Spoken Text, and Write From Dictation. Adopting a deliberate strategy, building up your center aptitudes, and utilizing successful strategies will assist you with reaching a positive result and your ideal score in the PTE test. 

Collocations are also a vital part of your Reading module. In this way, getting broad information on collocations, idioms & phrases, and common expressions is of fundamental significance in Fill in the Blanks. It is as important as understanding the main idea of every content and having sound sentence structure information! 

In the Drag and Drop Fill in the Blanks of the Reading module, there are 4-5 questions of up to 80 words each with 6 'spaces' or missing words. Your main responsibility is to work out the right word for every blank, according to the grammatical form that is required – whether it is a noun, verb, adverb, or adjective in view of the words before it and following it, just as picking the right word for the general significance of the sentence and the regular collocation that it might frame. 

Learn collocations, typical statements, and colloquialisms as referenced previously. This will support a great deal. A list of common collocations is provided under the Grammar section. 

Improve your language structure! Become familiar with the grammatical features: whether a word is a noun, verb, adverb, or adjective, and so forth. Likewise, ensure you have inside and out information of countable and uncountable nouns and realize that if a word is a countable noun, it should have an/a/the before it and can be in the plural structure with 's' towards the end. In any case, if it's an uncountable noun, it can't have an/a before it however it can have 'the' and won't have a plural structure – so no ''s'' except if it's a special case, for example, news. Although it is written in the plural structure, it's treated as a singular thing. 

Continue practicing your English grammar regularly and check your errors on the portal in the Reading module questions and improve through experimentation.