Grammar Bytes

Grammar Bytes

Grammar Bytes Unit 6 Journal 6.1 UNIT 6- POETRY English II World Literature Grammar Byte 6.1

Clause/Phrase: Appositive: A noun or noun phrase that is placed after another noun or noun phrase to help identify it or to give more specific information. The appositive is set off from the sentence by a pair of commas, or if it comes at the end of a sentence, by one comma.

JayJo my one true friend went to the movie with me yesterday. 1. 2. 3. 4. Copy the sentence. Draw a line under the appositive phrase Add the needed comma(s)

In a sentence, explain what the appositive helps to identify. The movie The Attack of the Killer Slugs was fabulous. 1. 2. 3. 4. Copy the sentence.

Draw a line under the appositive phrase Add the needed comma(s) In a sentence, explain what the appositive helps to identify. Grammar Byte 6.2 Apostrophe -is a punctuation mark. In English, it serves three purposes: When one omits a letter (contractions like dont).

To make something possessive (as in the cats whiskers). To make letter plural (as in P's and Grammar Byte 6.2 - continued Possessive: A noun or pronoun that indicates ownership, belonging. Possessive Pronoun: A pronoun that shows ownership.

1. He climbed the stairs of their house. 2. Her cat is beneath his newspaper because she scared it. Copy the sentences. Circle the possessive pronouns.

1. Dennys house is in the mountains. 2. She cant be there until after school. 3. She said, Watch your Ps and Qs. Copy the sentences. Place an apostrophes where needed. Grammar Byte 6.3 Sentence Variety

Possession (Compound) When two people share something, they share an apostrophe. When two people have separate things, they each need their own apostrophe. a) Were at Squiggly and

Aardvarks house. b) Have you met Squigglys and Aardvarks mothers? a) Sally smiled Harry laughed. b) Sally smiled, and Harry laughed. c) After Sally smiled, Harry laughed.

d) Harry laughed after Sally smiled. Grammar Byte 6.4 its and its o Its is the possessive form of it oIts means it is or it has

Cheat Sheet for the Usage of There, Their, and Theyre Grammar Byte 6.4 There Their Theyre Naming a place, a thing, or the existence of something

Showing possession Combining the words they and are Replace theyre with they are a)Its ____ a shame the tree hasits lost ____

leaves. Its Its b) Their _____ books are over______ because ther _______ tired. e

theyr Theyre There e Their a)Its ____ collar is itsbecause beautiful

____blue. its its Their a)________ shoes are overthere _______, and theyre

_______ beautiful. Theyre There Their Grammar Byte 6.5 Capitalize Capitalize

othe first word in every sentence o the pronoun I and the interjection O o proper nouns including family relations o the first word in a sentence directly quoted o periods and events o titles - a) b) c)

My aunt lucy will join us shortly. The green bay packers will win. the great depression was a difficult time in America. d) The golden gate bridge is beautiful. a) Did he buy a gift for his father?

b) Here is a gift I bought for father. c) The last time I visited Atlanta was three days ago. Grammar Byte 6.6 Participle verb forms that can function as adjectives.

o when used as a verb, participles are parts of verbs and need a helping verb to be whole. Helping Verbs: am is are was

were be being been have has had do did does Shall

Will Should would may Might Must could a) b) The sewing machine was her treasure.

Lisa jumping down the street. c) His swimming suit is red. d) Calcifer was glowing. a) The fire was burning the trees. b) Sula speaking to the queen. c) Susan was speaking to the crowd.

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