Using Nouns in Sentences Grade 4 2011-2012
Why do you think nouns are important part of the English language? Is it possible for us to communicate our thoughts clearly without even using a single noun?
Remember: Nouns are everywhere and it is not only important for us to know their classifications (Are they common or proper, mass or count, abstract, concrete or collective?) but what matters most is for us to learn to correctly use them in sentences!
Let us look at the following situations: • Situation 1: The girls were informed of their 1st speaking activity in L.A. last week. Reema will be presenting on Friday and she is just so thrilled and eager to share her favorite book with her classmates. As soon as she learned about the task, she could not wait for it! • What word best describes Reema’s feelings? • happiness C. anxiety • excitement D. luck
Situation 2: While his wife was in the delivery room, Mr. Suarez could not stop worrying about what would happen. He kept on moving in the waiting room and he could feel himself shaking. He could not do anything but wait and hope for the best. • What does Mr. Suarez feel? • sadness C. anxiety • commitment D. love
Situation 3: Being the eldest in the village, Tata Matu is looked up to. He is 108 years old and almost all the villagers seek advice from him. He is consulted for his good judgment, opinions and decisions about everything. What does Tata Matu have? A. strength C. kindness B. wisdom D. patience
In observing correct subject-verb agreement in sentences, there are two parts of that we should look at. What are those parts? Of course, the subject and the verb! Do the subject and the verb agree in terms of number?
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules: • If the subject is singular (only 1 doer )the verb that follows it has an –s or –es. • Examples: • Theteacheroften givesquizzes. • My momgoes to the gym daily.
Choose the correct verb form. The lady (brew, brews) coffee every morning. My dad (sing, sings) in the shower regularly The books (is, are) properly kept in the cabinet . The teacher (put, puts) on his eyeglasses before reading the newspaper.
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules: • If the subject is plural (many doers) and the pronouns Iand you, the verb that follows it is in the base/original form. Examples: • The teachers often give quizzes. • My parentsgo the gym daily. • I offer help to the ones in need. • Youare special!
Choose the correct verb form. The soldiers (prepare, prepares) for battle daily. Every night, I (pray, prays) the rosary before going to sleep. You should (keep, keeps) the materials for our group work. My sisters (give, gives) away our extra clothes every Christmas.
Exercise (notebook): Copy the subject and write the correct verb form. I (return) the reply slips on time. My friends (share) our blessings with the less fortunate regularly. The 4A class (pray) every morning. Isa (talk) to her friend every recess time. Kylie (march) to the national anthem song every morning. The trees (sway) with the morning breeze. My dog (search) for me every night.
My aunt (live) with us. My cousins often (invite) me to their house. Our relatives (visit) us every week. She thinks that honesty (need) to be observed all the time. The earth (be) the third planet from the sun. The stars (sparkle) beautifully at night. The pilot (fly) the plane every week. Two loaves of bread (be) needed for the recipe.