Full of fascinating information about the English language, this book will help to conquer spelling slip-ups and punctuation pitfalls. From getting to grips with grammar to discovering the perfect place to position punctuation – from a simple full stop to the more mysterious apostrophe. Learn how to: • Conquer commas• Make a sentence make sense• Triumph over tenses• Use verbs and adverbs• Simplify speech marks• Make sense of clauses• Get your head around homophones And discover:• Why there are only three ways to finish a sentence and when to use them• How an infinitive can be split, and why you shouldn't
English cats may ‘purr’, but French cats go ‘ron-ron’; and German cats go ‘schnurr’.
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Every name is called a noun,
As field and fountain, street and town.
In place of noun the pronoun stands
As he and she can clap their hands.
The adjective describes a thing,
As magic wand and bridal ring.
The verb means action, something done –
To read, to write, to jump, to run.
How things are done, the adverbs tell,
As quickly, slowly, badly, well.
The preposition shows relation,
As in the street, or at the station.
Conjunctions join, in many ways,
Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase.
The interjection cries out, “Hark!
I need an exclamation mark!”
Through poetry, we learn how each
Of these make up the parts of speech.
Marina Chepurnovahar citeratför 4 år sedan
You use grammar every time you read or write or speak. Grammar gives you all the rules about how to put words together in sentences. Using the right grammar helps other people to understand what you mean.