Take place of a nouns Click on the swimmer to play a game with pronouns Pronouns
Holidays: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving Geographical areas: San Francisco, Europe, Spain, the Nile River People and pets: Mrs. Caroline Jones, Rip Van Winkle, Snoopy Books, Newspapers, Magazines: Wuthering Heights, Atlanta Journal, Southern Living Companies and organizations: Google, ChildFund International, General Electric Religious terms: Christian, Methodist, Hindu, God, Allah Places, buildings: Yellowstone National Park, Empire State Building, Ritz-Carlton Titles: President Bush, King George, Queen Elizabeth, Judge Judy (titles are not capitalized when they’re referred to in general terms. For example: The criminal appeared before the judge. Languages: English, French, Italian Brand names: Coach, Pepsi, Lucky Proper Nouns
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Add an apostrophe s (‘s) to a singular noun to show possession Ex. The girl’s dress was pretty. If the noun is plural, add an apostrophe after the s (s’) Ex. The three girls’ dresses were yellow. If the plural noun does not end in s add an apostrophe s (‘s) The children’s shirts were red. Possessive Nouns
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Regular Verbs Regular Verbs Add “ed” to a regular verb to show that something happened in the past What are some examples of regular verbs? Helping Verbs You can also use helping verbs “have” “has” or “had” to show past tense Ex. She has packed a lunch. Waves have pounded the shore. Penguins had jumped in the water.
Irregular Verbs Past tense forms do not end in “ed” These spellings must be studied and memorized (they do not follow a specific pattern) Click on the Farris wheel to play!
Participles and participle phrases Verb form used as an adjective Past participle – add “ed” ex. The ants made bricks out of chewed dirt. Present participle – add “ing” ex. The growing puppy needed food. Participle phrase – group of words that describe the noun ex. Leaving the press conference, the politician felt confident about her answers.
What is the phrase and what does the phrase describe? A memo sent to all the employees was well received. The teacher's best lesson delivered to his eighth graders dealt with theme. My dad's present, bought by his sisters, was a gold watch. Acclaimed by many critics as the year's best movie, The Sound of Music won many awards. The Sound of Music, acclaimed by many critics as the year's best movie, won many awards. What is the participle phrase?