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What is a NOUN?

Names a person, place or thing

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What is a VERB?

Describes an action

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What is an ADVERB?

Describes a verb

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What is an ADJECTIVE?

Describes a noun

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What is a PREPOSITION?

Gives us information about the position of an object

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What is the job of a PROPER NOUN?

Names a specific person, place or thing

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What is the job of a COMMON NOUN?

Names a general category of person, place or thing

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What is an ABSTRACT NOUN?

A noun that we can't see or touch e.g. an emotion or feeling like happiness or pride

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What is a CONCRETE NOUN?

A noun that is a physical object like a desk or a chair - it can be detected by the senses or by a scientific instrument

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What is a PRONOUN?

It takes the place of a noun

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What does a CONJUNCTION do?

Joins words and sentences

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Identify the PROPER NOUNS in the following list - hat, physics, margarine, love, Francis, man, France, humour

Francis, France

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Identify the COMMON NOUNS in the following list - hat, physics, margarine, love, Francis, man, France, humour

hat, physics, margarine, man

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Identify the ABSTRACT NOUNS in the following list - hat, physics, margarine, love, Francis, man, France, humour

love, humour

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Identify the SINGULAR and PLURAL forms for this pair of nouns

Bird, birds

Bird = singular
Birds = plural

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Identify the SINGULAR and PLURAL forms for this pair of nouns

Loaves, loaf

Loaf = singular
Loaves = plural

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Give an example of a FIRST PERSON SINGULAR PRONOUN

I OR Me

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Give an example of a FIRST PERSON PLURAL PRONOUN

We OR Us

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Give an example of a SECOND PERSON SINGULAR PRONOUN

You

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Give an example of a SECOND PERSON PLURAL PRONOUN

You

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Give an example of a THIRD PERSON SINGULAR PRONOUN

He OR Him OR She OR It OR Her

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Give an example of a THIRD PERSON PLURAL PRONOUN

They OR Them

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What does a COMPARATIVE do?

Compares two things/objects

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What does a SUPERLATIVE do?

Suggests that something is the highest quality/the best in a category

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Identify the SUPERLATIVE

Tall, Taller, Tallest

Tallest

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Identify the SUPERLATIVE

Fast, Faster, Fastest

Fastest

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Identify the COMPARATIVE

Small, Smaller, Smallest

Smaller

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Identify the SUPERLATIVE

Smart, Smarter, Smartest

Smartest

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Identify the COMPARATIVE

Brave, Braver, Bravest

Braver

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What is the function of an AUXILIARY VERB?

It is used to show tense in compound verbs

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Which word is the AUXILIARY VERB in this sentence?

I have seen the light

Have

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Which word is the AUXILIARY VERB in this sentence?

She will feel better tomorrow

Will

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Which word is the AUXILIARY VERB in this sentence?

Can you answer this question?

Can

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Which word is the AUXILIARY VERB in this sentence?

Bill might get some more later

Might

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Identify the VERB in this sentence

The athlete jumped

Jumped

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Identify the VERB in this sentence

The cat slept

Slept

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Identify the VERB in this sentence

The horses run

Run

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What is a FINITE VERB?

A finite verb has a subject to indicate who is doing the action, and it also has a tense

e.g. The dog barked - barked is a finite verb because it has a subject (the dog) and a tense (past)

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What is an IMPERATIVE?

The order/command form of a verb. It is telling someone to do something e.g. Be quiet!

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Identify the ADVERB

She dances gracefully

Gracefully

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Identify the ADVERB

Their company contributes annually

Annually

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Identify the ADVERB

Their grandmother visits often

Often

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Identify the ADVERB

I have looked everywhere

Everywhere

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Identify the PREPOSITION

The chalk was in the desk

In

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Identify the PREPOSITION

The chalk was under the desk

Under

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Identify the PREPOSITION

Who is the girl with my brother?

With

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Identify the PREPOSITION

It will be the holiday of a lifetime

Of

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Identify the PREPOSITION

Next year will give us a chance to free the world from hunger

From

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Identify the PREPOSITION

The murderer died by hanging

By

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Identify the PREPOSITION

I told you that before tea

Before

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What is a CONJUNCTION?

A joining word - it joins words, phrases and sentences

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List the CO-ORDINATING (FANBOYS) CONJUNCTIONS

For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So

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What does a SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION do?

Joins sentences/clauses of differing importance

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Choose the correct SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION
I visit the Grand Canyon _________ I go to Arizona. (once, whenever, wherever)

Whenever

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Choose the correct SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION
This is the place _________ we stayed last time we visited. (where, when, how)

Where

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Choose the correct SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION
_________ you win first place, you will receive a prize. (wherever, if, unless)

If

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Choose the correct SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION
You won’t pass the test _________ you study. (when, if, unless)

Unless