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 […]
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 to convey the […]
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 […]