Help Your Kids with Language Arts: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Writing (US Edition) (Help Your Kids With Series)

Help Your Kids with Language Arts: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Writing (US Edition) (Help Your Kids With Series)

Linda B. Gambrell, Susan Rowan, Stewart Savard

Language: English

Pages: 258

ISBN: 2:00243227

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework!

The perfect guide for parents who want to assist their children with schoolwork, Help Your Kids with Language Arts is designed to make all facets of studying the English language easy and interesting.

Presenting the ins and outs of English in a clear, visual, and accessible style, Help Your Kids with Language Arts covers everything from the basic concepts of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills to some of the more challenging ideas that face students today.

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phrases determine whether a verb should be singular or plural. indefinite pronoun This prepositional phrase is singular because the noun contest is singular, so the verb also has to be singular. indefinite pronoun This prepositional phrase is plural, because the noun competitors is plural. The verb is plural to match the prepositional phrase. 54 GRAMMAR Voices and moods SEE ALSO Verbs  38–39 42–43 tenses  46–47 Simple Participles  48–49 Auxiliary verbs  50–51 Irregular verbs

Complex sentences Using clauses correctly Relative clauses   72–73  74–75  82–83  Main clauses Also known as an independent clause, a main clause includes a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought. Main clauses are the same as simple sentences, because they have to make sense on their own. SUBJECT The cat complete thought VERB slept. Subordinate clauses A subordinate clause (also called a dependent clause) contains a subject and a verb, but it does not make sense on its

language with them. Today, the English language continues to grow in popularity, especially in Southeast and eastern Asia, where English is seen as the preferred language for business and trade with Western countries. Spot the differences After the English language was taken to North America, the spelling of certain words started to change. Published in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language established spellings such as center and color (instead of the British spellings centre and

historic event. or With such words, the difference in meaning and spelling has to be learned; there is no trick or rule to remember. Consult a dictionary if in doubt about which word to use. adopt conscience This can mean to follow an idea or method. This refers to a sense of right or wrong. They will adopt the new policy. Her conscience told her to confess. uninterested distinct This means having no interest. This refers to something that is different. He is uninterested in the show.

clause and a subordinate clause. Change of pace Rather than using a random mixture of sentences, it’s possible to select a particular type of sentence for effect—for example, to change the pace or add tension or excitement. She began to run. The mon ster followed. Her heart was racin g. The mon ster wasn’t far behind. She had to make a decision. She jumped into the lake. Pullin g herself out of the water, she could see light f rom the cottage in the distan ce. She scrambled up the riverbank,

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