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Grammar Review: Prepositions

Prepositions: Words that indicate the time and place of a particular noun ex)The cat was hiding under the chair. ex)Please place the vase on the table. ex)We only owned that car for a month. The bold word is the preposition and the italicized word is the object. Prepositions at the end of the sentence: Try […]

Grammar Review: Conjunctions

Conjunctions: Words that join other words, phrases, or clauses. Coordinating Conjunctions-connect words or groups of words of the same grammatical type. (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet) ex) The chef prepared chicken and pasta for dinner. ex) For this project, you will need scissors, glue, and paper. Beginning a sentence with “And” -It is […]

Grammar Review: Verbs Part II

Voice: form of the verb that indicates whether the subject is doing the action of the verb or receiving the action of the verb Active Voice: (Preferred) Subject + Verb + Object = Doer of the action + Verb + Receiver of the action. ex)Karen fixed the problem. Passive Voice: subject receives the action of […]

Grammar Review: Verbs Part I

Verbs: -Words that express action, states of being or condition. -Verbs have a subject and also an object. Intransitive Verbs: Verbs that do not require any objects to express their meaning. -ex)The sun shines. Transitive Verbs: Verbs that require an object to complete their meaning. ex)Julia bought a bicycle. Indirect Objects:An indirect object tells to […]

Grammar Review: Nouns

Noun: person,place,thing,activity,collection,condition,event,group,or quality. Article: a type of adjective associated with nouns. (the,a,an) Indefinite Article (a,an) To specify a single thing or unknown item. Examples: I need an exam book. I bought a car. -When a noun starts with a vowel sound like honest use (an) for ease of pronunciation. I am an honest man. Definite […]

Subject Verb Agreement

Subject/Verb Agreement Subjects and verbs must agree in number. A singular subject takes a singular verb, while a plural subject must take a plural verb. Singular Subject and Verb Stephanie Ericsson discusses ten kinds of liars. A Plural Subject and Verb Chronic liars are different from occasional liars. Liars and plagiarists have a lot in […]