Grammar and Punctuation Test Follow the next few slides to revise the key points and vocabulary
The Articlea, the, aneg I have a chocolate barThe football match was wonI would like an early finish to the meeting
Now you try:What is the article in the following sentences?I have an apple in my pocket.The time is half past nine.We have a lunch break after Maths.
The word match has 2 different meanings:The football match was rained off.I struck one match to light the candle.Now you try; write 2 sentences that show the different meanings for ‘ring’.
Apostrophe for possession and omission.I haven’t been feeling myself lately.(Contraction – short for have not)Simon’s shoes were really wet. (Possession – The shoes belonged to Simon)
Now you try; what are the following apostrophes used for?The women’s shoes were all black.The teacher’s glasses are missing.It’s no problem if you want to stay.There aren’t any sandwiches left.
Phrase or clause?Clauses have a subject and a verb.Phrases do not have a subject and verb (often they just describe something)eg– We sat in the sun by the beautiful pool.Phrase (No verb)The glass smashed into lots of pieces.Clause (Glass subject and smashed verb)
Now you try:I put the cat on the tablecloth.Caroline grew some cress on the windowsill.I woke up early so I could open my presents.We looked out across the purple heather.
PrepositionsThese words give the ‘position’above, under, beside, by etc….Eg – Holly was leaning against the door
Now you try:The cat walked through the door.I went swimming on Monday.The road went under the river in a tunnel.
PronounsThese take the place of nouns within a sentence to avoid repetition.Eg Fred and Ted played in their new garden.He, she, I, we, you, they, them, our, their, my etc…
Circle all the adverbs in the sentence below:Hurriedly, Andrew grabbed his suitcase and began packing. He threw his possessions in quickly before leaving.
Main clause or subordinating clause?Main clauses make sense on their own, subordinating clauses do not.As it was due to rain, Fred packed his coat.Subordinating clause – does not make senseMain clause – Makes sense on its own
Now you try:Because he saw a burglar, the dog barked.If the weather improves we can go for a walk.My dad, who’s a chef, works at the hotel.
PrefixesThese are added to the beginning of root words and change their meaning.Egmis – behaveun – predictabledis – organisedun - selfishHow many other words can you think of with these prefixes?
Which of the following is incorrectly punctuated?Paul did some writing, we finished Art.Paul did some writing; we finished Art.Paul did some writing. We finished Art.
Inverted commasAnother way of saying speech marks remember.“Can I come with you please?” asked Lucy.66, Capital letter, one of 4, 99