By Samantha Prust

ISBN-10: 1877673730

ISBN-13: 9781877673733

I am a HS English instructor. i like this e-book! It makes it lots more uncomplicated to educate grammar after we can pass over a number of various things at one time. The sentences are lovely, so the children get a laugh, too. even more fascinating and more uncomplicated to take advantage of than a grammar ebook. And the scholars get an opportunity to jot down right sentences as we cross.

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Apostrophes, run-ons 50 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 51 correct Adriana knew something was wrong when she saw a giraffe poke its head out of her chimney. notes incorrect Adriana knew something was wrong when she seen a giraffe poke it’s head out of her chimney. “Seen” always needs a helping verb before it—she has seen, she will have seen, she was seen, she will be seen, etc.

Notes incorrect Instead of ringing the phone made a sound like boots squishing thru mud. “Instead of ringing” is an introductory phrase. ”) Therefore, it should be followed by a comma. The proper spelling is still “through,” but it is very likely that one day “thru” will be accepted as normal. Students need to know that language rules do change. For example, “skyscraper” used to be considered a slang word. Now it is actually the proper name for very tall buildings. commas, spelling 56 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc.

2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc. com 31 correct The eye-catching float adorned with silver and yellow balloons carried a gigantic ice sculpture of an earthworm, the high school’s mascot. notes incorrect The eye-catching float adorned with silver and yellow balloons. Carried a gigantic ice sculpture of a earthworm, the high schools mascot. The two sentence fragments above can be turned into a complete sentence simply by removing the period. Therefore, an apostrophe is needed before the s. fragments, word choice, apostrophes 32 © 2007 Cottonwood Press, Inc.

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