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Three little words you often see
Are ARTICLES: a, an, and the.

A NOUN's the name of anything,
As: school or garden, toy, or swing.

ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun,
As: great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

VERBS tell of something being done:
To read, write, count, sing, jump, or run.

How things are done the ADVERBS tell,
As: slowly, quickly, badly, well.

CONJUNCTIONS join the words together,
As: men and women, wind or weather.

The PREPOSITION stands before
A noun as: in or through a door.

The INTERJECTION shows surprise
As: Oh, how pretty! Ah! how wise!

The whole are called the PARTS of SPEECH,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

Learn English Grammar: The Sentence



Some English Grammar videos:

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20 Parts of Speech Videos
1. BrainPOP Parts of Speech Video
2. Schoolhouse Rock: Conjunction Video
3. Schoolhouse Rock: Nouns Video
4. Schoolhouse Rock: Pronouns Video
5. Schoolhouse Rock: Adverbs Video
6. Schoolhouse Rock: Interjections Video
7. Schoolhouse Rock: Verbs Video
8. Schoolhouse Rock: Prepositions Video
9. Schoolhouse Rock: Adjectives Video

Parts of Speech Game
10. ABCYa! Parts of Speech Game for Kids

Parts of Speech Printables
11. Parts of Speech Bookmarks
12. Parts of Speech Flip Book (Primary)
13. Parts of Speech Posters
14. Parts of Speech Poem

Parts of Speech Worksheets
15. Find the Correct PoS
16. PoS & Sentence Types – Multiple Choice Quiz
17. PoS Crossword Puzzle
18. PoS Obstacle Course Lesson
19. Identify the PoS Quiz
20. Identifying PoS Worksheet
21. Circle the Correct PoS (BONUS)
22. PoS with Pictures Worksheet (BONUS)
23. Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives Worksheet (BONUS)
24. PoS Handout & Exercises (10 Pages) (BONUS)
25. PoS – Diagnostic Tests (42 Pages) (BONUS)
…and more Parts of Speech Worksheets.

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Attention all Learners: learn how to type with all 10 fingers ! It's a must in order to get around in life, fast.Start now, and get more work done in less time by typing efficiently.Here are some links to free lessons. Some are like games and fun !Your kids must learn how to type too. - Kinetic 10/16







10 Rules for Capitalization

1. Names of people
This one may seem obvious, but there’s also a catch. Of course, you capitalize the first letters of a person’s first, middle and last names (John Quincy Adams), but you also capitalize suffixes (Jr., the Great, Princess of Power, etc.) and titles.
Titles can be as simple as Mr., Mrs. or Dr., but they also apply to situations wherein you address a person by his or her position as though it’s their first name. For example, when we talk about President Lincoln, we are using his role as though it were a part of his name. We don’t always capitalize the word president. Indeed, we could say, "During the Civil War, President Lincoln was the president of the United States."
2. Names of mountains, mountain ranges, hills and volcanoes
Again, we’re talking about specific places. The word ‘hill’ is not a proper noun, but Gellert Hill is because it’s the name of one specific hill. Use a capital letter to begin each word in the name of a mountain (Mt. Olympus), mountain range (the Appalachians), hill (San Juan Hill) or volcano (Mt. Vesuvius).
3. Names of bodies of water (rivers, lakes, oceans, seas, streams and creeks)
From here, it gets pretty easy. The same rules that apply to mountain names also apply to water names. A river is just a river, but the Mississippi River is a proper noun and must be capitalized, just like Lake Erie, the Indian Ocean and the Dead Sea.
4. Names of buildings, monuments, bridges and tunnels
Man-made structures also often have names. The White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel are a few good examples.
5. Street names
Capitalize both the actual name part of the name (Capital) and the road part of the name (Boulevard); both are necessary for forming the entire name of the street (Capital Boulevard).
6. Schools, colleges and universities
All of the words in the name of the educational institution should be capitalized. For example, Harvard University, Wilkesboro Elementary School, Cape Fear Community College.
7. Political divisions (continents, regions, countries, states, counties, cities and towns)
As is the case with regions of a country, the divisions may not always be political, but you get the idea. When you refer to New England, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest or the South as a region (as opposed to a compass direction), you capitalize it. Also, continents (South America), countries (Belgium), states (Wisconsin), counties (Prince William County), cities (London) and towns (Lizard Lick) get capitalized.
8. Titles of books, movies, magazines, newspapers, articles, songs, plays and works of art
This one’s a little tricky when ‘and,’ articles or prepositions are involved. If ‘the’ is the first word in the given name of a work, it must be capitalized (The Washington Post, The Glass Menagerie). If ‘a’ or ‘an’ is the first word, it too is capitalized (A Few Good Men), and if a preposition leads the way, you guessed it: Capitalized (Of Mice and Men). However, if any of these words come in the middle of the title, it is not capitalized.
9. The first letter in a sentence
The last two rules are easy. Always capitalize the first letter of a sentence. If the sentence is a quotation within a larger sentence, capitalize it, but only if it’s a complete sentence. If it’s merely a phrase that fits neatly into the larger sentence, it does not require capitalization. Study the following two examples for clarification:
  • The waiter said, “My manager will be here shortly,” but he never came.
  • The waiter told us that his manager would “be here shortly,” but he never came.
10. The pronoun I
It’s only necessary to capitalize other pronouns when they begin a sentence, but ‘I’ is always capitalized.