Grammar Day

This week has been all about the written word :

What is the purpose of grammar?

Knowing grammar can improve our ability to think analytically and communicate confidently and effectively. It can also help us understand the language that shapes our world and our personal identities. Grammar matters

Popular Missed Used Words :

  • Accept vs. Except.
  • Affect vs. Effect.
  • Lie vs. Lay.
  • Bring vs. Take.
  • Ironic vs. Coincidental.
  • Imply vs. Infer.
  • Nauseous vs. Nauseated.
  • Comprise vs. Compose.

School Time :

Grammar is the base of English language. It is not acquired naturally, but learning, it needs be instructed. Grammar operates at the sentence level and governs the syntax or word orders that are permissible in the language.

Let’s start with Sentence Structure

Every sentence needs two things – a subject and a predicate:

  • The subject is what the sentence is about.
  • The predicate describes what the subject is doing or gives more details about the subject. The predicate can be more than one word.

The eight parts of speech are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

My flip book with parts of speech. Made out of layered construction paper.

Thanks for joining us this Thursday in class: Lisa

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