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JSS1 English Language Third Term: Poetry and Verb

Content Self Assessment Poetry- Policeman Grammar- Verb Self Assessment It is a good idea sometimes to think about how effective you are at learning- both in English and in other subjects. Consider the five key questions below. If you answer yes to any of them, think about how you can solve  the problem. Sometimes, you [...]

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: 20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

While grammar is not as static a science as is typically assumed, there are 20 rules of subject verb agreement that attempt to objectify part of the English language form. Most of the concepts of subject verb agreement are straightforward, yet some aspects of singular and plural usage in English grammar are more complicated. Consider [...]

Grammar Clinic: Part of Speech (Interjection)

An Interjection is a short utterance that usually expresses emotion and is capable of standing alone. Interjections are generally considered one of the parts of speech. In writing, an interjection is sometimes followed by an exclamation point.  You might use an interjection to express surprise (Wow!), confusion (Huh?), or outrage (No!). You may use interjections in casual and in [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS1} Part of Speech : Verb and Diphthong (Phonemes)

English Language JSS 1 Week 5 Contents: Phonemes II : Diphthong Part of Speech : Verb Diphthong A diphthong is a  combination of two vowel sounds, one after the other. There is movement or "glide" between the two parts of the sound. For example, to say the /eɪ/ diphthong, like in the word "cake" (/keɪk/) [...]

Grammar Clinic: The Eight Parts of Speech – Definitions, Functions and Examples

The indispensable aspect of a language you cannot ignore if you want to be an authority in the language are the Parts of Speech. A part of speech is a category into which words are placed according to the work they do in a sentence. Every word that makes up a sentence, phrase or clause belongs [...]

Grammar Clinic: Part of Speech (Verb)

We say that a verb is a part of speech (or word class) that describes an action or occurrence or indicates a state of being. Generally, it makes more sense to define a verb by what it does than by what it is. Just as the "same" word (rain or snow, for example) can serve [...]

Grammar Clinic: Part of Speech (Adverb)

An adverb is the part of speech (or word class) that is primarily used to modify a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Adverbs can also modify prepositional phrases, subordinate clauses, and complete sentences. Related Post: Part of Speech (Verb) POSITIONS OF ADVERB An adverb that modifies an adjective ("quite sad") or another adverb ("very carelessly") [...]

Grammar Clinic: Parts of Speech (Adjective)

Adjectives are the part of speech (or word class) that modify a noun or a pronoun. In addition to their basic (or positive) forms (for example, big and beautiful), most descriptive adjectives have two other forms: comparative (bigger and more beautiful) and superlative (biggest and most beautiful). Like the other parts of speech we've discussed, Adjectives [...]

Grammar Clinic: Part of Speech (Conjunction)

A conjunction is the part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. The common conjunctions -- and, but, for, or, nor, yet, and so -- join the elements of a coordinate structure. Types of Conjunctions 1. Subordinating Conjunction A Subordinating Conjunction is a conjunction that introduces a dependent clause, joining it to a main clause. Also called [...]