There are two types of articles, but we just call them all articles in Grammar Pop. The indirect articles are a and an. A comes before words that start with a consonant sound, and an comes before words that start with a vowel sound.
Distinguish adjectives from other words, phrases and clauses that function as modifiers to nouns. Note exceptions and confusing variants: The crash knocked him unconscious. The bridge is two hundred-feet tall. The bridge is brick red. It is a six-step ladder. Review rules for spelling-out numbers or writing them with Arabic numerals.
Preps as Modifiers Recognize prepositions as modifiers to nouns, single words placed before and phrases placed after the noun. Gerund—Participle Explore how -ing suffixed words function in sentences; examine their properties; test whether an -ing form is a noun, adjective, verb or participle.
Comparisons Express similarity and difference with comparative words and expressions: The more, the better. Adverb Suffixes Form adverbs with -ly and variants -ways, -wise sideways ; note exceptions fast, hard, lately, loud. Adv-Manner Position Compare the positioning of manner-adverbs when modifying verbs, adjectives or clauses; examine subtle meaning changes with placement; note exceptions.
Adverbs for Degree Express intensity of actions: Negatives Recognize how negatives are expressed in noun phrases, verbs, clauses and as connectors. Review 'do', 'be' and modal support in negatives. Find lists of prefixes such as a, dis, in, un, non. Express short emotional responses: Article Diagnostic Identify grammar points needing further study by taking a short diagnostic quiz with links to specific practices.
A Determiner Recognize noun markers and their uses articles, quantifiers, possessive pronouns cardinal numbers, etc. Plural—All in General Make generalizations about the group using the plural form vs. Wolves hunt in packs.
The—Classification State typical characteristics and behavior for the class the lion vs.Grammar is the way we arrange words to make proper sentences.
Word level grammar covers verbs and tenses, nouns, adverbs etc. Sentence level grammar covers phrases, clauses, reported speech etc.
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Levels of Difficulty: Elementary Intermediate Advanced. Preposition: Definition and Examples Among the 8 parts of speech, the preposition is one of the most important parts of a sentence. In its simplest sense, the preposition can be regarded as a locator not only of place, but also of time.
Conjunctions in sentences – Exercise 2 Task No. Choose which conjunctions fits in the gaps from these: because, while, yet, and, or, nor, but (x2), although, after.
a word that replaces a noun There are eight types of pronouns. (These examples are not complete lists.) • personal (I, you, he, she, we, they, it).