Verb - A word that describes and action or a state of being. E.g.I ran away. I love chocolate.
Try putting the missing verbs into these sentences: At school we …….. hard every day. Nurses are there to ……………………patients. David likes to …………………………… to keep fit. The band …………….music for the audience. I ………. my car to work every day. The dog ………….his bone.
When: He ran the marathon yesterday.
Where: She stayed over there.
How: They laughed hysterically
Try putting some adverbs into these sentences:
During the storm the rain fell on the ground and the wind howled through the trees.
The lion paced around his cage.
The baby cried for his mother.
The little girl sobbed because she had lost her favorite toy.
Have you seen that dog running about in the road?
It rained all day on Tuesday last week.
- Common noun – a word that defines certain types of people, places, things, and ideas. Common nouns do not have a capital letter.
- Abstract noun – is an idea, feeling or quality e.g. love, kindness, hate, fear, anger, imagination.
- Proper noun – names given to specific common nouns – names of people, countries, organisations, books, films etc. They always begin with a capital letter e.g. Bristol Road, Mr Turner, Africa, The Lego Movie.
- Pronoun – a word used in place of nouns e.g.you, he, she, they, this, who, what. For example, instead of writing, ‘Molly is an excellent writer’ you’d write ‘She is an excellent writer’.
- Collective noun – a word used for a group of things (nouns) e.g. A herd of elephants, an army of ants, a flock of sheep.
It’s important to use interesting adjectives in your work. How many interesting adjectives can you think of or describe each of the following?
An old tree
A newborn baby
A hot summer’s day
Can you think of some more? Try writing a short poem using metaphors.
Can you think of some more examples of onomatopoeia?