We’re going to deal with antonyms in this blog including what they are, what they do, what you need to teach, a lot of examples and some worksheets for your class. Table of Contents Antonyms – What are they? The English language is complex. With a history of adding words and phrases from all over […]
Prepositions are words governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause. But to make your pupils understand the idea, explain to them that prepositions are words which link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence.
The apostrophe is a punctuation mark that is often misused.
It is one of the common grammatical mistakes that irritates people on Facebook and Twitter, and that parents love to highlight if a teacher gets wrong!
Table of Contents Determiners: What are they? Determiners are scattered across almost every sentence and many of us are blissfully unaware of it. Determiners are words placed in front of a noun or noun phrase to make it clear which object is being referred to. They are said to “mark” nouns or noun phrases (a […]
Table of Contents What is a Conjunction? A conjunction is a part of speech that is used to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. They can be one word or a few words. They glue words, phrases and clauses together and are made to convey two ideas in one sentence. For example, if you wanted […]
Teaching adverbials can be tricky. For one thing there are so many similar terms: adverb, adverbial clauses, fronted adverbials & adverbial phrases. Another thing is that the requirement to teach “fronted adverbials” has been focused upon in order to criticise the primary national curriculum. With all the criticism, only a very few can feel confident that teaching […]