Grammar refers to the structure of language and how different words fit together. Knowing something about English grammar rules should help you to construct clear and meaningful sentences.
Which of the words in this sentence is the verb?
With considerable delight, he finished in first place.
Which of the words in this sentence is a noun?
Hearing his voice made her cry.
How can you identify the main clause of a sentence?
The main clause is the part before the comma
The main clause is the part of a sentence that relies on another clause to make sense
The main clause makes sense on its own. A subordinate clause relies on a main clause to make sense
What is the difference between an abstract noun and a concrete noun?
A concrete noun signifies something tangible – you can experience it with your five senses. An abstract noun is an idea
An abstract noun does not make as much sense to the reader as a concrete noun would
An abstract noun is linked to the five senses. A concrete noun is an emotion or an idea
Can you identify the abstract noun in the following words?
Which is the adverb in the following sentence?
She laughed uncontrollably all through the lesson.
Which of the following is a complex sentence?
During the day, he decided that a walk to the park would do him the world of good.
The sky blackened quickly and the weather looked set to ruin their day.
It was a quiet walk down the long, frosty, moonlit lane.
Which of the following are examples of connectives, or joining words?
And, but, so
She, he, it
Lightly, heavily, slowly
Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct in Standard English?
She were only a little girl.
She was only a little girl.
She would of only been a little girl.
Which of the following is an example of a proper noun?