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Week 2: Grammar Foundation

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Kathy Mills

on 28 December 2014

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Transcript of Week 2: Grammar Foundation

8 Parts of Speech
Step 2
Genres
Grammar Foundation for Writing
Task

Noun: names a person, place, thing, idea (Lulu - proper noun, dog - common noun)
Pronoun: takes the place of a noun (he, I, you, them, theirs, hers)
Verb: expresses action (scrambled, ran) or state of being (am, is, are, was, were, be, been, being, has, have, had)
Adjective: describes a noun or pronoun (messy, strange, colourful)
Adverb: answers the question how, when or where. It describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb (willingly, woefully, very, yesterday, now)
Preposition: relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence (by, for, from, down, during, beside, in)
Conjunction: ties two words or groups of words together (and, afterward, although, however, because)
Interjection: expresses strong emotion (yikes! wow! ouch! and so on)
Sentence Grammar/ Lexicology
Nominalisation (Used in Non-Narratives)
What is genre?
What is a text type?
Name 6 genres.
Let's annotate an information report
Let's annotate instructions
Let's annotate a recount
Let's annotate an argument.
Look at the writing sample: How can you help?
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