Class 28 Feb, 2016

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Class 28 Feb, 2016

Feb 29, 2016  2:39 PM

A beautiful and very warm day.  I wore sandals today!




1 Alphabet – spelling dictation


2 Grammar – pronouns


3 Review and rewrite papers





Alphabet – spelling dictation

I will say the words and I will spell them.  Write the letters for each word when I spell the words.






















• We need to practice i and e

• Bingo?

Grammar – pronouns


1). Personal Pronouns

Pronouns can be:

Subjects – I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

• Direct objects – me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them

• Indirect objects – the same as Direct objects


In this context an “object” is a thing or person, an item – a noun.


Subjects are the topic of the sentence.  A subject is something or someone that is doing the action, the verb.

• Example: I drive fast.

• The subject is “I”


Direct object is the person or thing that the verb is acting on.

• Example: I drive the car fast.

• The direct object is “the car”.  I drive it fast.


Finish Indirect Objects next Monday. 

Indirect objects tell us about the person or thing that benefits from the action of the verb.

• Example: I bought a car for her.  Or: I bought her a car.

• The Indirect object is “her”.  The direct object is “car”.

I bought a car.  I did not buy her.  

• She received the benefit of the verb “bought”.


2). Do in questions and negative statements

  • Use Do or Does to form questions.  “Do” changes with the subject in questions, the verb is in the base form and does not change.
  • Use Don’t or Doesn’t to make verbs negative.  Again, “Do” changes with the subject, the verb is in the base form.
Does he like vegetables?  NOT Does he likes vegetables?
No, he doesn’t like vegetables.  NOT No, he doesn’t likes vegetables.


J and L reviewed and rewrote their summaries from the articles they read last week or their papers.  They will write them correctly online Wednesday.




[ ] Buy dry erase markers


[ ] Create exercises for subjects and direct objects online


[ ] Chapter and worksheets for personal pronouns




Proper Adjectives

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Proper Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.

Proper nouns are nouns that name specific people, places, things, or ideas. Think of proper as meaning specific.

  • Notice that proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
  • Examples of proper nouns: America, English, Paris

Proper Adjectives

Proper adjectives are adjectives that are formed from proper nouns.

Most proper adjectives identify people, places, languages, or groups.

  • Examples of proper adjectives: American cars, English grammar, Parisian scarf

Notice that proper adjectives are still performing the job of an adjective: They are all describing nouns.

Edited from source: English Grammar Revolution/Proper Adjectives

Adverbs and Adj. with exercises

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Adverbs and Adj. with exercises

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Adjectives such as beautiful, nice, and red describe nouns. Adverbs such as quickly, badly, or warmly describe verbs. This page will explain the differences between them, and show you how to make adverbs from adjectives.

1. Using adjectives and adverbs

Adjective Adverb Example
beautiful Ann is beautiful.
beautifully Ann sings beautifully.
warm The room is warm.
warmly Joe smiles warmly.
slow The car is slow.
slowly Ann drives slowly.

2. Making adverbs from adjectives

Adverbs are usually made from adjectives by adding -LY. These are the rules:

Adjective ending in… How to make the adverb Examples
y Change Y to I and add -LY heavy – heavily
happy – happily
lazy – lazily
[anything else] Just add -LY warm – warmly
nice – nicely
loud – loudly

There are some important exceptions:

Adjective Adverb
good well
late late
(“Lately” means recently.
It is not the adverb
from “late”.)
early early
fast fast
hard hard
(“Hardly” means not much.
It is not the adverb
from “hard”.)

When you are sure that you understand the lesson, you can continue with the exercise.

30 Most Popular Verbs to Learn

July 18, 2016 Comments Off on 30 Most Popular Verbs to Learn

These are the verbs that are used the most in English.  Each verb is a link to full conjugation and use.

Most popular Verbs you should know

  1. go
  2. remember
  3. be
  4. eat
  5. have
  6. run
  7. see
  8. do
  9. can
  10. read
  11. play
  12. write
  13. think
  14. get
  15. say
  16. buy
  17. take
  18. speak
  19. come
  20. work
  21. know
  22. lie
  23. ride
  24. sing
  25. sleep
  26. study
  27. talk
  28. make
  29. teach
  30. want

Source: English verb Conjugation: modal verbs, irregular verbs, present, future, participle | Reverso Conjugator

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