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1) How many letter are there in the Alphabet ?
26


2) What are the Vowels ?
There are 5 vowels in the alphabet: A, E, I, O, U
All the other letters are called Consonants (there are 21)


3) What is Present Tense ?



4) What is Past Tense ?
If something is written in the past tense, it means it has already happened.


5) What is a Compound Word ?
Is a word made up of two words
Examples: toothbrush


6) What is a Unstressed Vowel ?
This is a vowel within a word that is hard to hear.


7) What is a Noun ?
A noun is the name of something.


8) How many different types of Nouns are there ?
Pronoun - these are words that can replace nouns, more general (he, they)
Common Noun - generic name for a person, place or thing
Proper Noun - specific person, place or thing
Abstract Noun - ideas, feelings or concepts
Collective Noun - names for groups of people or things
(need examples)


9) What is the difference between a Proper Noun and a Pronoun ?
Proper Noun - very specific
Pronoun - general, less specific


10) How many different types of Pronouns are there ?
Personal - (them, we, they, you, it, he, she)
Possessive - (our, mine, his, hers, theres) - shows to whom something belongs
Relative - (that, which, who)
Reflexive - (myself, yourself, himself, ourselves)
Interrogative - (which, whose, whom, what, who)
Indefinite - (somebody, nobody, something, nothing, each)


11) What is a Verb ?
Modal verbs cannot work alone, only with main verbs.
Modal verbs are auxillery verbs which cannot be on there own.
eg - might, ought, shall, will, may, should, could, would, may, must


12) How many different types of Verb are there ?
Active Verb - the main person or thing does the action
Passive Verb - the main person or thing has the action done to it
Powerful Verb - adds more interest to your writing


13) What is an Adverb ?
Is a word or phrase that describes a verb.
eg - tonight, here, soon, surely, quickly
(time and place do not always have a "ly" ending)


14) What is a Proverb ?
A proverb is a short saying that gives advice or tells you something


15) What is an Adjective ?
A describing word / describes a noun


16) How many different types of Adjective are there ?
Comparative - compare 2 nouns
Superlative - compare more than 2 nouns


17) What are Determiners ?
Words that are used before a noun.


18) How many different types of Determiners are there ?
Articles -
Possessives -
Demonstratives -
Quantifiers -


19) What is a Clause ?
Selection of sentence with a verb


20) How many different types of Clauses are there ?
Subordinate Clause - part of a sentence you can take out and the sentence still makes sense. It does not make sense on its own.
eg - My Granny (who is 99), lives in London
Relative Clause - can be used to give additional information about a noun.


21) What is a Conjuction ?
A word that connects two main clauses together (and, if, so)
Eg: It was dark "when"
Eg: I wish I was still in bed "but"
Eg: I am early "because"
Eg: Dave shouted loudly "while"


22) What is a Phrase ?
A group of words that acts as a unit.


23) What is a Noun Phrase ?



24) What is an Adjectival Phrase ?
It gives more detail about a noun.


25) What is an Idiom ?
This is a phrase that must be taken as a whole


26) What is a Metaphor ?
An expression which something is described / associated with something else


27) What is an Adposition ?
These are preposition and postposition


28) What is a Preposition ?
A word or group of words used before a noun or noun phrase to show direction, time, place, location or to introduce an object.
A preposition relates words to each other.
Example: The squirrel jumped "towards" the branch
Example: Dan sprinted to the finish line "in" record time


29) What is an Abbreviation ?
Is a word or words that are shortened.


30) What is a Contraction ?
She + Has = she's
They + Are = They're


31) What is a Prefix and Suffix ?
A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.


32) What is a Comma ?
These are needed when there is a slight pause in the sentence or to separate items in a list.


33) What is a Semi-Colon ?
This is often used to separate 2 main clauses that are closely related to each other


34) What is a Hyphen ?
A hyphen is used to make the meaning of a sentence clear (less ambiguous)


35) What is Reported Speech ?
This states what has been said without using the exact words or speech marks.


36) What is a Homophone ?
These are words that have the same sound as another word but a different meaning or spelling.
Examples are: there, their


37) What is an Antonym ?
An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning to another word.


38) What is a Synonym ?
Is a word with the same or similar meaning to another word.


39) What is a Simile ?
A similie is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind.


40) What is a Definition ?
This is the meaning of a word.


41) Word Definitions:
Diminutive - This is a word implying smallness
Further - a greater distance (opposite is closer)
Farther - ?


42) I before E except after C
There are some exceptions: Weird



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