Hi, everyone! Abena here with a tip on supplying your grammar needs.
Okay so let's start this lesson of with......
A sentence is a group of words that go together to form a complete thought. Sentences start with capital letters and end with periods. Sentences need a noun and verb, or subject and predicate.
ex: After school, I get on my laptop so I can go on Polyvore.
A fragment is an incomplete thought, or sentence. Fragments are usually not sentences because they are missing a noun and/or verb.
A run-on sentence is two or more senteces that have been incorrectly written as one sentence. Ex: Melody went to school she took the bus stayed at school then went back home she did her homework and went to sleep.
Nouns are words that are used to name an animal, person, idea, place or thing. A noun can also be called the 'subject'.
+Types of nouns
Common nouns: Regular nouns, and have no specific name. ex: tea
Proper nouns: Specific names of nouns and are always capitalized. ex: Harry Potter, One Direction, Lipton Tea, etc.
Singular nouns: One noun. ex: sock, blanket, etc.
Plural nouns: More than one noun. ex: books, sweaters, cookies, etc.
Possessive nouns: Nouns showing ownership. ex: The boy's book...
Pronouns: Word that take the place of nouns or noun phrases. ex: she, he, we, they, etc.
A verb is basically, a word that you can do. Verbs show action. ex: run, jump, read, etc.
An adjective is a describing word. Adjectives describe nouns. ex: Harry's hair is curly. (Curly being the adjective.)
A literary device expresses ideas through language/writing. Literary devices helps a writer to 'paint a picture' with her/his words. Literary devices are considered figurative language in writing.
Symbolism is a figure of speech in which a person, object, or situation represents something in addition to its literal meaning. Ex: owl(wisdom), American flag(a symbol of freedom), etc.
Alliteration is a repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases. Ex: dressy daffodils, colorful candy, etc.
A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration often used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression. Ex: Everyone thinks that math is the best subject in the world.
When you personify something, you're giving human traits to non-living objects. Ex: The first rays of the morning tip-toed through my curtain.
A metaphor is a direct comparison of two unlike things, not using like or as. Ex: The Doctor is a 'Space Gandalf'.
A simile is a direct comparison of two unlike things using like or as. Ex: The Doctor is like a 'Space Gandalf'.
Onomatopoeia is when words sound like the noises they make. ex: buzz, hiss, sizzle, etc.
Apostrophes are used in/to show ownership, plural ownership, and contractions. Apostrophes are not used to show plural nouns ore more than one.
+There, Their, and They're.
There: place or destination
Their: shows possession/ownership
They're: contraction (they are)
Conjunctions are words that can join words, groups of words, or sentences together. Ex: and, or, etc.
Interjections are words that show emotion. Strong interjections are followed by an exclamation point. Weak interjections are followed by a comma. Ex: "Woah!", "Yowzah!"
A preposition is a word that shows direction, locations, or a relationship between things. Ex: about, after, onto, etc.
Yeah, so that's it. I hope you guys enjoyed that, or learned some things!
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