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                                                                                        Gorgeous Grammar!

          1.  Read this poem and then write the poem out neatly in your book.
          2. Print off this blank chart. Then fill the chart in from the information below. Paste the chart in your book.
          3. Now you can play with the Grammar Gorillas at http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html
              (If you want a harder game, type in grammar games in Google and find one.)

                                           English Grammar

Class

Main Function

Types

Examples

Nouns

Naming words

Common

Proper

Abstract

Collective

Table

Carol

Happiness

Swarm

Adjectives

Words that describe nouns

Simple

Comparative

Superlative

Tall

Taller

Tallest

Verbs

Action words

and

‘to be’  and ‘to have’

Finite

Non-finite

Modal

I like, he saw, she danced

Annoyed, he rushed away.

You may go. I would like…

Adverbs

Words that tell you how, when and where a verb is performed

 

Also intensify adjectives

How

 

When

 

 

Where

He ran quickly

She shivered nervously

She will come soon

Open your presents tomorrow

The child played outside

The dress was extremely short

Pronouns

Used instead of nouns

Personal

 

Impersonal

Possessive

Demonstrative

I, me, you, he, him, himself, yourself

It, itself, they, them

My, mine, yours

This, that, these, those

Grammatical words

Join other words and help with ordering

Conjunctions

 

Determiners

 

Prepositions

And, but, then, although

 

The, a, an

 

Under, beside, at, over

 

4. Optional Extension Question:

Use the following site to find out the meaning of the following terms:
 
a) Dangling Participle,
b) Dependent and Independent Clauses c) Modifier.

Write out the terms in your book, and for each term write an explanation and provide an example.

 http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/index.html