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Look at the following simple sentences. Can you turn them into compound and complex sentences with the conjunctions given?
The subjunctive is used to express wishes, hopes, commands, demands or suggestions. The subjunctive is the same as the (indicative) verbs we use in most every case, but different in the third person singular (we remove the ‘s’) and when using to be (the forms ‘I were’ and ‘they be’ are used). Can you identify sentences in which the subjunctive has been used?
A transitive verb is one that needs an object to complete its meaning in a sentence. An intransitive verb does not need an object. Complete these sentences with the given verbs.
When you’re deciding if a verb is transitive or intransitive, remember: if you can say what or whom the verb affected in the sentence, it’s transitive. Look at each of these pictures. Write a sentence to go with them. Is the verb you’ve used transitive or intransitive?
A transitive verb is one that needs an object to complete its meaning. Cut out these words and see if you can put them together to make three sentences containing transitive verbs and three sentences containing intransitive verbs.
The subjunctive is used to express things that may happen as well as wishes, hopes, commands or suggestions. Can you complete each of the sentences below using the subjunctive?
The subjunctive is a verb form or mood used to express things that could or should happen (wishes, hopes, commands, demands or suggestions). Look at these sentences. Can you identify which are written in the future tense and which are subjunctive?
The subjunctive is used to express things that may happen. It is used to express wishes, hopes, commands or suggestions. Ten sentences that use the subjunctive have been cut in half and then mixed up. Can you match them up in a way that makes sense?
A transitive verb needs an object to complete its meaning in a sentence. An intransitive verb does not need an object. Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into a transitive-verbs pile and an intransitive-verbs pile?
Determiners are words that identify nouns. There are different kinds of determiners. Can you write some sentences with different kinds of determiners?
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Look at these sentences. All the noun phrases are underlined. Can you expand each noun phrase and write a new, more descriptive sentence underneath?
The present perfect tense is formed by adding the present tense of the verb ‘have’ to the past participle of the main verb. Can you complete these sentences using the present perfect?
Ellipsis literally means to leave something out. Ellipsis (or suspension points) are a form of punctuation represented by three dots. In a story, we might use ellipsis if someone starts a sentence but doesn’t finish it. It is also often used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this extract from a story?
The present perfect is formed by the present tense of the verb to have and the past participle of the main verb. Look at this dialogue between two people. Can you underline all the sentences that contain the present perfect?
Can you cut out these sentences halves and pair them up in a way that makes sense using the present perfect tense?
Prepositional phrases tell us more about a particular noun or verb. They always contain a preposition as well as a noun. Cut out these sentence starters and prepositional phrases. Can you match them up?
Sometimes we use hyphens to join a prefix and a root word, especially if the prefix ends with a vowel and the root word starts with a vowel. Cut out these prefixes, hyphens and root words. See if you can assemble them to make words.
In writing, an ellipsis (...) shows that something has been left out or that someone has started a sentence but hasn’t finished it. It can also be used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this story extract?
We use ellipsis (three dots) to show that some words have been left out of a quotation. Look at these quotations. Decide on some text to remove and then show that words are missing by using ellipsis.
Dashes can be used to indicate parenthesis (brackets can be used for the same purpose). Where do you think the dashes should go in these sentences?