Every language has a set of rules that must be memorized to master it. Here are some golden rules of English that everyone who is learning must keep them in mind at all times! Even after you leave us, please try to print these and revisit them every other day.
- Every English sentence has a verb!
- Every English sentence starts with a Subject followed by a Verb.
- A sentence is a group of words that has a complete thought, meaning or idea.
- A sentence always starts with a capital letter and ends with an ending mark.
- A Subject tells who or what the sentence is about.
- the Verb is an action word that tells what someone or something does.
- A noun names a person, animal, place or a thing.
- An exact noun tells more a noun. E.g. The animal (noun) eats. The dog (exact noun) eats.
- A compound noun is a word made from two smaller words: dog + house = doghouse.
- A collective noun is a noun that names a group of people, animals or things. E.g. Family, Litter, Class
- A noun can name one or more than one. Add -s to most nouns to name more than one.
- Some nouns change spelling to name more than one. E.g. One child. Three children.
- A verb tells what someone or something does. E.g. dig, plant, eat.
- Add -s to most verbs to tell about one person, place or a thing. E.g One bird stops.
- The words (am, is, are) are verbs called (to-be) They tell about now. E.g. I am six. Kip is little.
- Use AM to tell about yourself. Use IS to tell about one person, thing, place. Use ARE to tell about more than one.
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