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Modal verbs are used to express something that is not definite. Imagine you are in charge of a picnic area. Write a notice explaining how you would like people to behave when using the area, and why. Use as many modal verbs as you can!
A main clause is an independent clause that could stand on its own. They are sometimes followed by a subordinate clause that cannot make sense on its own (it is dependent on the main clause). The main clause doesn’t have to come first in the sentence. Can you underline main clauses in red and subordinate clauses in blue?
When there is just one of a noun, we say it is SINGULAR. When there are two or more of a noun, we say it is PLURAL. Usually, plurals end in -s or -es. However, there are some irregular plurals. See if you can find all the irregular plurals for the following words hidden in this wordsearch. You may need to look some of them up in the dictionary.
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Can you rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases containing adjectives, or to tell readers something about place or time? Then rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases that use superlatives, or that mention a person.
Usually nouns have an article before them. Look at these paragraphs. Underline all the definite articles in blue and all the indefinite articles in red.
When we talk about clauses in a sentence, we mean their parts. Clauses always have a noun and a verb in them and are often linked by a connective. These sentences each have two clauses with a comma or connective between them. Underline each of the separate clauses.
Semi-colons are used in a similar way to commas, but they mark a stronger division. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the semi-colon should go?
A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. We use pronouns so that we don’t have to keep repeating a noun in our writing. Which nouns would you replace with pronouns in this passage?
On the first page of this worksheet you’ll find twenty root words. They all make sense on their own, but they could all have either a prefix (a letter string that goes at the beginning of a word) or a suffix (a letter string that goes at the end of a word) added to them. On the second page you’ll find twenty prefixes and suffixes. You need to cut out all these cards and then work out which prefix or suffix goes with each root word. To make things harder, we are not telling you which are suffixes and which are prefixes!
Dashes can be used to show a change in thought during a sentence. They can also be used to drop some extra information into a sentence or they can also be used to create emphasis. Look through these sentences and put dashes in where you think they should go.
Commas are used to separate parts of a sentence (they are usually inserted before a connective, but not always). They are also used when lists of adjectives are put before a noun. They are also used on either side of a drop-in clause. Put the commas in where you think they should go in this passage.
Colons are used in sentences when a fact or a list is being presented. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the colon should go?
Brackets are used to separate off an extra piece of information in a sentence. Without the information in the brackets, the sentence would still make sense. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the brackets should go?
An adverb modifies a verb (explains how it is being done). Adverbs usually end in -ly. Look at these sentences. What adverbs could you add to them?
Can you complete these statements and questions with the correct punctuation? Look for clues (question words or wording which suggests strong feeling and the need for exclamation marks).
Circle the common suffixes (word endings) in these words in RED. Circle the ‘root word’ (the main part of the word) in BLUE. Now can you find the words in the wordsearch?
Alfie’s homework is to write some questions. He is going to use these words to help him: what; where; how. Do you know any other words Alfie could use to write a question? Can you also add the correct punctuation for a question?
Can you match the two words on the left with their contracted form on the right? Then, think of some more contracted words and write them down. Don’t forget your apostrophe!
All these words can be used as connectives. Complete the sentences using the connective that makes the most sense!