Today Darwin class made flash cards to help them remember all the grammatical terms that they need to know. Below is the definition of them all if you would like to help your child with their revision.
Noun – person, place or object. The car drove down the road.
These can be broken down into:
Collective nouns – groups of nouns such as furniture.
Proper nouns – names of nouns (these do not have determiners before them so they need capital letters e.g. Newton Abbot
Abstract nouns – things that you cannot touch but are still nouns such as love, hate, disappointment.
Verbs – doing or being words. The car drove down the road. I am hungry.
Adjectives – describe the noun. The red car drove down the road.
Adverbs – describe the verb. The car drove down the road carefully.
Conjunctions – join sentences together. The class did their English lesson and then they went out to break. When the children had finished their maths, they went out to lunch.
Prepositions – describes the relationship between the noun or pronoun and another word (often indicating position or direction). The man lived in the blue house behind the post office.
Pronouns – replace the nouns to allow the sentence to flow. Fred went to the shop because he needed milk.
Possessive pronouns – describe who the object belongs to. That chair is mine.
Relative pronouns – refer to the noun when giving extra information. The boy, who was in year 6, loved football.
Determiners – go before all nouns to determine them. Please move those chairs. Could I have two pencils? Could you bring me your book?
Articles – specific determiners (a, an, the).