Presentation on theme: "GRAMMAR GRIND Common Spelling Errors. Your vs. You’re Your is a possessive pronoun meaning ownership of something. E.g. Your class, your teacher, your."— Presentation transcript:
Your vs. You’re Your is a possessive pronoun meaning ownership of something. E.g. Your class, your teacher, your car, your boyfriend/girlfriend. You’re is a contraction meaning you are. E.g. You’re making a mistake when you write your and you mean you are.
Let’s Try It If _____________ ill, _____________ bed is where you belong.you’re your ___________ a very creative writer but __________ handwriting is terrible! You’re your ____________ dog can sometimes be ____________ best friend. Youryour
Its vs. It’s Its is a possessive pronoun. E.g. This Grammar Grind is awesome. Its tips are great! It’s is a contraction meaning it is. E.g. Students often complain how it’s hot in Mr. Langan’s class.
Let’s Try It ______ a bird, _______ a plane, ______ Superman!It’s it’s A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to put _________ pants on. –Winston Churchill its ______ one of the hardest courses in ______ history It’s its it’s
Their, There, They’re Their is a possessive pronoun meaning a group of people’s ownership of something. E.g. Their grades were good on the test. There is used in reference to a place. E.g. The store isn’t here, it’s over there. They’re is a contraction meaning they are. E.g. They’re very intelligent students.
Let’s Try It __________ coming over for dinner. I hope they bring _______dog. They’re their Have you been to the Prudential Center? I heard the Devils play _________. there Over _________, ___________ working on a Grammar Grind. there they’re
Affect vs. Effect Affect is the verb meaning to impact something. E.g. Your study habits will affect your grade in this class and ultimately your salary. Effect is most commonly a noun. E.g. The effect of poor grammar on a person’s income is well documented. “Those who failed to progress to a director-level position within the first 10 years of their careers made 2.5 times as many grammar mistakes as their director-level colleagues” (Forbes Study via LinkedIn).
Let’s Try It What is the _________ of a traumatic experience? effect How will the work you do today _________ your future?affect Grammar Grinds have a positive _________ on our writing skills. effect
Then vs. Than Then is used when speaking about time. E.g. We did a Grammar Grind then we worked on our essays. Than is used when comparing two or more things. E.g. Mr. Langan is a more handsome red head than Ewon McGregor from Star Wars.
Let’s Try It We are smarter ________ the rest of the classes at East Side. than I would rather walk across burning coals _________ being face to face with a shark. than We’ll go to lunch _________ we’ll get down to work on our essays. then
To, Too and Two To is used to mean, “in the direction of.” Also used to make the infinitive form of the verb. E.g. We went to the soccer game yesterday. We are going to Grammar Grind for a bit longer. Too means also or extremely. E.g. Can I come to the game too? You’re taking yourself too seriously. Two is the number 2. E.g. This gentleman has two chains, whereas the lama has one.
Let’s Try It Sometimes our Grammar Grinds get a little _______hype.too There are _______ different ways I take _______ school.two Are you going ______ after school tutoring _______ ?to too
Who’s vs. whose Who’s is a contraction meaning who is. E.g. Who’s going to answer the next question? Whose shows ownership or possession. E.g. Whose owl is this?
Let’s Try It ________ feeling this Grind right now?Who’s Anthem is a story ___________ theme is society vs. individual rights. whose Crystal, _________a student in Mr. Langan’s class, is answering this question. who’s