Adjective Clauses. At a certain point in your writing in English, you should be able to identify every sentence you write as simple, compound, or complex.
Two additional structures, adjective clauses and appositives, will give you a much greater sentence variety within which to accomplish your writing objectives. This page contains a small amount of information about adjective clauses along with just ten very difficult exercises. First, we will define what adjective clauses are and how they work. An adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun. It is possible to combine the following two sentences to form one sentence containing an adjective clause: The children are going to visit the museum.
The children who are on the bus are going to visit the museum. | adjective clause | In the sentence above, there are two other ways to write the sentence correctly using the second sentence as the adjective clause. The children that are on the bus are going to visit the museum. The church is old. Punctuation Self-Test. OWL Writing Exercises. Semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, Italics (use an underline), and parentheses are added in the following sentences. 1.
The men in question (Harold Keene, Jim Peterson, and Gerald Greene) deserve awards. 2. Several countries participated in the airlift: Italy, Belgium, France, and Luxembourg. On Punctuation. Punctuation Game for Kids - Fun Grammar Practice Exercise Activity. Punctuation Games for Kids Check out this great punctuation game for kids.
Have fun completing grammar practice exercises that help students learn about important English language punctuation such as the full stop, question mark, comma, apostrophe, exclamation mark and inverted commas. Read the sentences, aim the target and fire the correct punctuation where you think it should go in the sentence. Use the proper punctuation in the right location and you can move on to the next challenge, keep going and see if you can complete this interactive activity. Punctuation marks exercise. There! Their! Literacy, Key Stage 2. Sentence Detectives A useful site for teaching basic punctuation marks such as question marks, exclamation marks and full stops.
Includes a download option. Types of Sentence An interactive activity with the character Ed the owl. The site looks at different types of sentences and the punctuation that needed to go with them. Skillswise Sentence Grammar Choose from different types of text such as a letter, an email and story and then punctuate with full-stops and add capital letters where needed Contraction Match A drag and drop activity on the use of apostrophes in contractions.
Apostrophes for Contraction and Possession Activities which demonstrate the use of the apostrophe. Lexis the Magician A delightful interactive tutorial on compound words and apostrophes (contractions) with two cartoon characters Lexis the Magician and his friend Grizzle. Don't Use Said A great teaching resource for looking at alternatives to the word 'said' in written work. Apostrophes for Possession. Questions. Sentence Level: Basic Punctuation. Writing (Punctuation and Grammar) Plants Punctuation - Can your pupils add the correct punctuation to these sentences?
Contributed by Carol Vincent. Punctuation Posters - A set of 11 brilliant posters (in PDF), outlining the uses of different types of punctuation. Contributed by Neil Hedworth. Tarzan Punctuation - A SMART Notebook file, which children can read and then devise actions to represent each missing punctuation mark. Contributed by Zoe Mitchell. Capital Letters / Full Stops: Traffic Lights - Use this very simple methods to reinforce when capital letters and full stops are needed.