Parts of Speech. NOUN = person, place, idea, or thing. Common – general name Ex: car Proper – name of a particular person, place, or thing Ex: Honda Concrete – a thing that can be experienced thru one of the 5 senses Ex: ice cream
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“her” refers back to “mother”
Mother is the antecedent to her.
What if my brother and me were abandoned by my entire community on our island home? How would us castoffs survive? What would we do with ourself?
In Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, the heroine was left behind with her brother, who was soon killed by wild dogs. It was her who remained on the island for eighteen years. She tamed one of the island dogs herself and named in Rontu; it’s friendship was invaluable to her.
Few of the people I know would take such good care of himself or herself if left alone on an island. Even these who know the wilderness might not have the mental strength to last alone for such a long time. O’Dell’s heroine showed great skill, courage, and patience. Whom else would be so strong?
I got home late and Mom
fusses at me for not
calling to let her know
where I will be.
I got home = past
Mom fusses = present
Where I will be = future
I got home late and Mom
fussed at me for not
calling to let her know
where I had been.
Everything is in the past
Regular Verbs follow a pattern when moving from one tense to another:
Irregular verbs sometime will seem to follow a pattern, but there is no steadfast rule:
Lie is a “still” verb.
Lie, lay, lain, lying
Today I lie in bed.
Yesterday I lay in bed.
I have lain in bed many times.
Yesterday I was lying in bed all day.
Lying in bed all day is boring.
The people, the dogs, and the
fleas are in a state of stillness.
Lay shows that the noun is placing something and thus being active
TENSES: lay, laid, laid, laying
Today I lay the book on the counter.
Yesterday I laid the book on the counter.
Many times I have laid the book on the counter.
Yesterday I was laying the book on the counter.
Laying books on the kitchen counter is against the rules in my house.
My sister pinched a hunk
of my arm when I
wouldn’t let her sit by the
My uncle zig-zagged
across the yard.
I relaxed in the chair, dozing
from time to time.
My sister hurt me because I wouldn’t let her sit by the window.
My uncle walked across the yard.
I sat in the chair.
1.) Harold opened is mouth wide and bit off 12 square inches of pizza.
2.) The beauty queen walked up to the judges and placed her crown on the table.
3.) Paula removed her mittens and threw them into the fire.
4.) The pigeon sat on the dead branch.
5.) Walter walked into the den and fell flat on his face.
A large dinner party is being given in an up-country station by a colonial official and his wife. The guests are army officers and government leaders and their wives, and an American naturalist. -”The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner
I just learned that fingerprints are not the only markings that distinguish us. Did you know that the patterns on our skin are also unique? So don’t take off your shoes the next time you rob the bank! Remember, the police have methods to catch you!
(you are telling “how” it’s written – you need an adverb!)
(You need another verb to tell “how” badly it’s written.)
(And it’s grammatically correct! )
Ex: She skates gracefully.
He sings well.
Tori is tired.
David was thirsty.
2. This is a real pretty dress.
3. What a nice gesture on your part to greet them so nice when they arrived.
4. Josh’s mom hugged him real sweet and said, “Enough grammar. Let’s eat cake!”
The first passage makes use of prepositions!
My dog is lying nextto me.
I am swimming toward the shark’s tummy.
I am swimming awayfrom the shark’s tummy.
I am swimming inside the shark’s tummy.
I went to a store in a town in Ohio in the middle of a flood in
June which is during Ohio’s rainy season, and in a matter of
minutes found myself knee-deep in water. 10 PREPOSITIONS
IN ONE SENTENCE! EEK!
Last June, I visited a small Ohio town during the rainy season.
When I went into a flooded store, I quickly found myself knee
deep in water. THAT’S ONLY 3 PREPOSITIONS. MUCH BETTER!
The bird pooped ___________ the bush.
About above across after Up
Against along among around upon
At before behind below with
Beneath beside between by within
Down during except for
From in in front of inside
instead of into like near
Of off on onto
on top of out of outside over
Past since through to
Toward under underneath until
-”Conjunction Juntion” from SchoolhouseRock
FOR AND NOR BUT OR YET SO
A coordinating conjunction can join two main clauses that a writer wants to emphasize equally. The pattern for coordination looks like this:
main clause + coordinating conjunction + main clause.
While I am at work, my dog Floyd sleeps on the bed ,
and my cat Buster naps in the bathtub.
Two Items = no comma
Three or more items, put a comma before the conjunction
both . . . andnot only . . . but alsonot . . . buteither . . . or neither . . . norwhether . . . oras . . . as
After although when where while until unless because before if since