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What are clauses of purpose?
Clauses of purpose explain the reason for an action. There are a few different clauses, but we will focus on clauses with to, for, and so that.

Katie will go to England to study gardening next September.
for his health.
Alan studies English every day so that he can find a new job.

The first sentence explains Katie's purpose in going to England. The second sentence explains Bill's purpose in joining a gym. And the third sentence talks about the reason Alan studies English every day.

What is the sentence


Wed, Jul 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source

What are adverbs?
Adverbs give additional information to verbs and clauses, much like adjectives give additional information to nouns. Adverbs tell you how, where, and when, and also how often something happens.

Let's focus on the following three types, though:

1: Adverbs of Manner: These describe how something happens.

Because he just received his driver's license, he drives carefully.
The singer has a fantastic voice. She sings many songs beautifully.
In the library, you must speak quietly.

2: Comment Adverbs: These adverbs describe the speaker's opinion.

Obviously, the politician was lying.
He definitely had a relaxing vacation!
I stupidly


Thu, Jun 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source

What are imperatives?

mom to daughter: Eat vegetables to stay healthy!
husband to wife: Get the car washed this weekend.
boss to employee: Finish the report before you leave for the day.

What is the sentence structure?

base verb | object


Thu, Jun 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Feb 29, 2016 2:39 PM

A beautiful and very warm day. I wore sandals today!


1 Alphabet – spelling dictation

2 Grammar – pronouns

3 Review and rewrite papers



Alphabet – spelling dictation

I will say the words and I will spell them. Write the letters for each word when I spell the words.




















• We need to practice i and e

• Bingo?

Grammar – pronouns

1). Personal Pronouns

Pronouns can be:

• Subjects – I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

• Direct objects – me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them

• Indirect objects – the same as Direct objects

In this context an “object” is a thing or person, an item – a noun.

• Subjects are the topic of the sentence. A subject is something or someone that is doing the action, the verb.

• Example: I drive fast.

• The subject is “I”

• Direct object is the person or thing that the verb is acting on.

• Example: I drive the car fast.

• The direct object is “the car”. I drive it fast.

Finish Indirect Objects next Monday.

• Indirect objects tell us about the person or thing that benefits from the action of the verb.

• Example: I bought a car for her. Or: I bought her a car.

• The Indirect object is “her”. The direct object is “car”.

• I bought a car. I did not buy her.

• She received the benefit of the verb “bought”.

2). Do in questions and negative statements

Use Do or Does to form questions. “Do” changes with the subject in questions, the verb is in the base form and does not change. Use Don't or Doesn't to make verbs negative. Again, “Do” changes with the subject, the verb is in the base [...]
Tue, Jul 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.

Proper nouns are nouns that name specific people, places, things, or ideas. Think of proper as meaning specific.

Notice that proper nouns always begin with a capital letter. Examples of proper nouns: America, English, Paris Proper Adjectives

Proper adjectives are adjectives that are formed from proper nouns.

Most proper adjectives identify people, places, languages, or groups.

Examples of proper adjectives: American cars, English grammar, Parisian scarf

Notice that proper adjectives are still performing the job of an adjective: They are all describing nouns.

Edited from source: English Grammar Revolution/Proper Adjectives

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