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What is a noun?
A noun is the name of a person, animal, place or thing, e.g. John, tiger, school, kettle, honesty.
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What is a verb?
A verb may be said to be a 'doing' word, e.g. eat, think, write.
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What is a pronoun?
A pronoun is a word which takes the place of a noun, e.g. he, she, it.
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What is an adjective?
An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun, e.g. good, fine, red.
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What is an adverb?
An adverb generally modifies a verb, e.g. quietly, here, suddenly.
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What is a preposition?
A preposition shows the relation between one thing and another, e.g. against, for, with.
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What is a conjunction?
A conjunction is a word used for joining words and clauses, e.g. and, but.
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What is an exclamation or interjection?
An exclamation or interjection expresses sudden emotion, e.g. Oh! Hello! Stop!
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How is a simple sentence structured?
A subject (noun or pronoun) + verb + object (another noun or noun phrase)=The fat man drove a big red car.
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What is a sentence?
When we wish to express a thought we use words grouped together in a certain order so that we convey a sensible, definite meaning. This combination of words is termed a sentence.
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How do we order sentences in conversation or writing?
In conversation or writing, sentences should always be used in order for the reader or hearer to clearly understand the meaning.
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What type of words are these: Liam, Leah, Solomon?
Nouns
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What type of words are these: school, home, church?
Nouns
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What type of words are these: brain, hand, computer, box?
Nouns
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What type of words are these: Shout, play, push, pull, bounce?
Verbs
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What type of words are these: he, she, it, her, his, they?
Pronouns
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What type of words are these: clearly, quickly, suddenly, viciously?
Adverbs
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What type of words are these: inside, over, across, up, down, on, off, through, under?
Prepositions
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What types of words are these: and, but, because, therefore, consequently, subsequently, additionally?
Conjunctions
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What types of words are these: Wow! Brilliant! Ouch! Bravo! Eureka!
Exclamations or Interjections
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Can you name the subject, verb and object in this sentence? "The large tree lost its leaves".
Tree = subject. Verb = lost. Object= leaves.
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What is a verb?

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What is a pronoun?

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What is an adjective?

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