GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION
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.
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. OWL Writing Exercises
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 Game for Kids - Fun Grammar Practice Exercise Activity
Punctuation marks exercise.
Sentence Detectives A useful site for teaching basic punctuation marks such as question marks, exclamation marks and full stops. Includes a download option. Literacy, Key Stage 2
Sentence Level: Basic Punctuation
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.