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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

WrongRight

  • Should of Shouldhave

  • Alot a lot (2 words)

  • Off of off (don’t use with of)


Prepositions
Prepositions

  • 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.)


Grammar review

  • 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.


Grammar review

  • 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.


Grammar review

  • 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.


Grammar review
For this first set of exercises, just write thecorrect words on your sheet of paper. There are ten sentences.


Grammar review

  • 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.


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  • 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?


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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!)


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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.


Grammar review

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