Class | 28jan, 2015

January 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Fantastic, warm, sunny, day!  G and I are working on some grammar review and then reading with exercises.  If we have time I hope to do some writing too.  We have to work from our phones – the Internet is not working at LW.

We need to do more practice on identifying subject/verb.  Especially subject.


Parts of the sentence, Subject/Verb

(Stolen lesson via Daily Grammar Lessons)

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate – some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).
A verb shows action or state of being.
Examples: The bell rang.The boy is here.
The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here.
There are four (4) kinds of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.
G was already familiar with this.
1. A declarative sentence makes a statement. Example: The assignment is due tomorrow.
2. An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. Examples: Hand it in now. Stop.
3. An interrogative sentence asks a question. Example: Do you know the man?
4. An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. Declarative, imperative, or interrogative sentences can be made into exclamatory sentences by punctuating them with an exclamation point. Examples: The assignment is due tomorrow! Stop! Do you know the man!
When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb –rang. Now say who or what rang? The bell rang. Bell is the subject.
Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following sentences.  I did more of these with To Be and longer sentences.
1. Karen went to the mall.
2. Carl didn’t help his dad.
3. Mom cooks breakfast every morning.
4. I want a new bike for Christmas.
5. Ann has had a new baby girl.
1. Karen – subject, went – verb
2. Carl – subject, did help – verb (verb phrase using a helping verb did)
3. Mom – subject, cooks – verb
4. I – subject, want – verb
5. Ann – subject, has had – verb (verb phrase using a helping verb has)
These verbs are all action verbs.

Computer Lab

We will read and write today

Vocabulary for story:  we will conjugate the verbs.


Class | 28jan, 2015 was originally published on Notes for Class


phrasal verbs defined

December 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

  • Phrasal verbs are composed of a verb + a preposition or adverb that alters the original meaning of the verb.For instance, a lot of phrasal verbs take the preposition “out.” Examples include break out (escape), hand out (distribute), and, of course, make out (kiss a lot).
  • Some phrasal verbs are non-separable, meaning the preposition must directly follow the verb.For instance, you can say “I dropped by the bar” but not “I dropped the bar by” because “drop by” is non-separable. On the other hand, “drop off” is separable. You can say, “I have to drop off my son at school,” or, “I have to drop my son off at school.”

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