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Grammar Review

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Kealey Knight

on 7 January 2014

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Transcript of Grammar Review

*We will be practicing grammar for the next 3-4 days.

*You will have a quiz after the practice.

*You will be able to retake the quiz in class after I reteach the misunderstood material.
Examples:

After he barked at the postal worker, John scolded his puppy.


He found his wallet walking down the street.

Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

I walk to school every morning, I don't contribute to air pollution.
Comma Splices & Conjunctions
End of previous paragraph:From this research, you can conclude that the use of cellular phones correlates with a higher risk of vehicle accidents.

Idea in next paragraph: Not all age groups have the same level of risk.

First sentence of new paragraph:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Transitions in Paragraphs
End of previous paragraph: These are the three main reasons repeat offenders of serious crimes have less success with rehabilitation programs.

Idea in next paragraph: Two additional reasons that are not as common

First sentence of new paragraph:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Transitions in Paragraphs
Would everyone please bring their computer to the writing workshop?
Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
The frog jump very high in the air and his long tongue go over his head as he smile for the camera.
Subject/Verb Agreement
John and Mary want to become an astronaut.
Noun Agreement
Simple Present: They walk

Present Perfect: They have walked

Simple Past: They walked

Past Perfect: They had walked

Future: They will walk

Future Perfect: They will have walked
Verb Tenses
Grammar Review
Conjunctions

FANBOYS
I walk to school every morning, I don't contribute to air pollution.
Simple Sentence


Compound Sentence


Complex Sentence
Active vs. Passive Voice
Writing for Clarity and with Parallel Structure
Active
Passive
The company ships the computers to many foreign countries.
The delivery man delivered the package yesterday.
Our representative will pick up the computer.
Computers are shipped to many foreign countries.
The package was delivered yesterday.
The computer will be picked up.
Gerund (-ing ending words):
Mary likes hik
ing
, swimm
ing
, and bicycl
ing
.
Infinitive Phrases:
Mary likes
to hike
,
to swim
, and
to ride
a bicycle.
OR
Mary likes to
hike
,
swim
, and
ride
a bicycle.
The production manager was asked to write his report quickly, accurately, and in a detailed manner.
Clauses:
The coach told the players
that they should
get a lot of sleep,
that they should
not eat too much, and
that they should
do some warm-up exercises before the game.
Every Monday, Sally drove her kids to football practice.
The ball was hit by Chris.
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