Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parts of Speech


Basic Nouns and Pronouns

The Spring Cove School District website offers some great resources and Powerpoints for help with nouns and pronouns.

Noun Clauses

Creating the perfect noun clause can be tricky--try these links to quiz yourself! 1. EnglishZone.com  Check the differences between noun clauses and adverb clauses here 3. Try this link to test your noun, adverb, and adjective clauses!

1. A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb. "Broke up" would be an example of a phrasal verb. In English, there are both transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs. The transitive phrasal verbs are separable while other are inseparable. EnglishPage and EnglishClub both give great overviews of phrasal verbs and can help you understand which transitive verbs are separable, which are not separable, and what that means.

2. This source, from St. Cloud University in Minnesota, provides an overview of the English verb tenses. This could be a useful hand-out to complement an online grammar quiz or activity.


Having trouble remembering where to put your adverbs? Click here for a simplified guide to help you out!

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