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Grammar Review. There is s copy of this PPT on the homework website which you can download or print for review purposes. Tricky Words. Wrong Right Should of Should have Alot a lot ( 2 words) Off of off (don’t use with of). Prepositions.

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grammar review

Grammar Review

There is s copy of this PPT on the homework website which you can download or print for review purposes.

tricky words
Tricky Words


  • Should of Shouldhave
  • Alot a lot (2 words)
  • Off of off (don’t use with of)
  • In grammar, they are words that show relationships (such as time, direction and place) between its object and some other word in the sentence.
  • Examples:
    • John arrived before dinner.
    • We arrived at their home.
    • We arrived in Halifax last night.
more tricky words
More Tricky words!
  • Past: (Gone, ended, time before, beyond, after…)
    • That happened in the past. (Preposition)
    • She walked past the new stores. (Prep.)
    • We study our country’s past. (noun)
    • It is half past three in the afternoon. (Prep.)
    • She had a mysterious past. (Noun)
    • Had is the past tense of have. (Adjective)
    • The arrow went past its mark. (Prep.)
Pass (Verb: Go by, moved past, hand around, go across or over, take place, complete a course, enact, give up a chance, express, take place…)
    • We passed the mall.
    • She passed him in the race.
    • The pictures were passed around.
    • The army passed through the forest.
We all passed the test!
  • The bill was passed in Parliament.
  • They passed on the chance to attend the show.
  • I hate to pass judgement.
  • He told the principal all that had passed between him and the other student.
Than (comparisons)
    • Todd is a better basketball player than I am.
  • Then (Time)
    • Yesterday we ate lunch, and then we went to the mall.
  • Seen (Always has a verb in front!!!)
    • We have seen… She was seen… We have never seen…
  • Saw (Goes right after the noun or pronoun.) I saw… he saw… they saw…
grammatical errors
Grammatical Errors:
  • 11. What do you want the answers for?

Correct: For what reason do you want the answers?

12. Who are the presents for?

Correct: For whom are the presents?

  • When does your project have to be done by?

Correct: By what date is your project due?

time to see what you remember

Time to see what you remember!

You’ll need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.

For this first set of exercises, just write thecorrect words on your sheet of paper. There are ten sentences.
1. They passed/past there/their tests.
  • 2. I should of/have gone to class.
  • 3. That is a bigger problem then/than I thought.
  • 4. The boys are playing a lot/a lot of games.
  • 5. Don’t jump off of/off the neighbours’/neighbours’ front porch.
6. You should of/have come with us!
  • 7. I have seen/saw her before.
  • 8. The car lost it’s/its muffler.
  • 9. We’re/Were you going to the dance with a friend?
  • 10. We’re/Were going to the mall and then/than the restaurant.
grammatical errors and fixes
Grammatical Errors and Fixes

Who is he sitting by?

Correct: By whom is he sitting?

Where are you going to?

Correct: Where are you going?


Where did you put the magazine at?

Correct: Where did you put the magazine?

What did you put my books with when you tidied the room?

Correct: With what did you put my books when you tidied the room?

grammatical errors1
Grammatical Errors

Who are you sitting with?

Correct: With whom are you sitting?

I am tired cause I didn’t sleep well last night.

Correct: I am tired because I didn’t sleep well last night.

Never use the following in formal writing: gonna, sorta, kinda, wanna, ain’t, lol, imo…(You get the idea!)

That is for him and I.Correct: That is for him and me. Why: That is for him. That is for me. That is for him and me.

She plays hockey really good!Correct: She plays hockey really well!She is a good hockey player.