This week we are going to explore different types of verbs, the rules you should apply for plurals, how to use a full stop correctly (period), what sound a long o’ makes and different types of sentences.
You will know you have been successful when you can:
# Identify different types of verbs (main, auxilliary, modal)
#Identify and use the Plural Rules
# You can use a full stop (period) correctly to complete a sentence.
What Are Verbs? A verb is a “doing” word. A verb can express: A physical action (e.g., to swim, to write, to climb). A mental action (e.g., to think, to guess, to consider). A state of being (e.g., to be, to exist, to appear).
plural definition. The grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Most nouns become plural with the addition of -s or -es: hats, chairs, dishes, countries, and so on. Some nouns form the plural in other ways, as in children, feet, geese, and women.
Can you sometimes form pictures in your mind, just from reading or listening to words? This is probably because the writer or speaker has described things well.
Can you think of some occasions when it is really important to describe something well?
Which words are needed for descriptions? Why might you use more than one in a row? How do we know in which order to write them? List the ‘royal order of adjectives’.
How can you turn an adjectival phrase into a sentence?
What are some tips for writing a good description?
Which describing words are used to describe something approximately?
Write a description of a familiar object. Focus on particular features such as quality, size, weight, age, shape, colour, texture and the materials used to make it. Use interesting sentences, not just a list of adjectives. Ask someone who hasn’t seen the object to read your description and draw it. What did this tell you about your description?
in order that
The subordinate conjunction has two jobs. First, it provides a necessary transition between the two ideas in the sentence. This transition will indicate a time, place, orcause and effect relationship. Here are some examples:
Louisa will wash the sink full of her dirty dishes once her roommate Shane cleans his stubble and globs of shaving cream from the bathroom sink.