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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?
A collective noun is a noun used to refer to a group of things. For each green collective noun below, there are two purple nouns that could go with them. Can you cut out all the cards and match them up?
A transitive verb is one that needs an object to complete its meaning in a sentence. An intransitive verb does not need an object. Underline all the verbs in the following sentences and then write in the right-hand column whether they are transitive or intransitive.
Determiners tell us exactly which nouns are being referred to in a text. Here is a text about polar bears. Can you underline all the determiners?
We use the present perfect to talk about something that has happened in the past and is still happening in the present. Can you rewrite these sentence in the present perfect tense?
We use the present perfect to talk about a past action that is continuous in to the present. Cut out these sentences. Can you organise them into the correct columns in the table?
Prepositions tell you WHEN (before, after, during) or WHERE something is happening (under, to, up, in, on, through, beside, near). A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition and a noun. Can you underline the prepositional phrases in these sentences?
Determiners are words that go before a noun and tell you something about it. Look at the sentences on the left and the sentences on the right. Can you draw lines to match them up?
A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition and a noun. Prepositional phrases tell us more about a particular noun or verb. Look at this text about The Great Fire of London. Can you underline all the prepositional phrases in it?
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun in a sentence. Underline these noun phrases in the sentences.
An adverbial phrase is a group of words (but no verb) that tells us when, how or where something is done. Using your knowledge of adverbial phrases, can you complete this chart?
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Expand these noun phrases by filling the gaps with interesting, powerful words to make the sentences more descriptive.
In a text we can use ellipsis (three dots) to show that something is missing. Here are some quotations from an interview with a children’s author. Re-write them using ellipsis.
Determiners help us understand which noun is being talked about. There are different kinds of determiner. Look at the sentences in the left-hand column. Can you underline the determiner in each sentence and write down what kind of determiner it is in the right-hand column?
Determiners are words that come before a noun and specify which (or how many) nouns we’re talking about. Each of these sentences is missing determiners. Can you add in determiners that you think will make sense?
Sometimes dashes are used to indicate a pause in sentences that contain two independent clauses. Look at these sentences and add in the dash where you think it should go in each one.
Sometimes dashes are used in sentences to link different clauses and indicate a pause or break in the flow of a sentence. Look at these sentences and write in a dash where you think it should go in each one.
Can you add the missing dashes into these sentences?
Can you match up the collective nouns on the left with the correct nouns on the right?