Are you smarter than a 10 year old? – Level 2 Class notes – 5th May 2016

Objectives

  1. Wungles & shrills – using nonsense words to identify word type and possible replacement words.

  2. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” – improvisation to practice tone (and acting skills)

  3. Spelling test!

  4. Hoola-hoop commas  http://www.thepunctuationguide.com/comma.html

  5. Are you smarter than a 10 year old? Key Stage 2 – English grammar, punctuation and spelling

Today’s words:

An intransitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like arrive, go, lie, sneeze, sit, die, etc. Second, unlike a transitive verb, it will not have a direct object receiving the action.
Related topics
Intransitive verbs are action verbs but unlike transitive verbs, the do not have an objectreceiving the action. k12reader.com
An intransitive verb is simple defined as a verb that does not take a direct object.grammar.yourdictionary.com
Explore: Object
Transitivity is distinguished by different verbs for transitive and intransitive, eg ratkaista “to solve something” vs. ratketa “to solve by itself”. Wikipedia
A transitive verb is a verb that can take a direct object. In other words, it is done to someone or something. Most verbs are transitive. Atransitive verb contrasts with an intransitive verb.

What Are Transitive Verbs? (grammar lesson) – Grammar Monster

grammar-monster.com/glossary/transitive_verbs.htm
Related topics
Intransitive verbs are action verbs but unlike transitive verbs, the do not have an objectreceiving the action. k12reader.com
Transitive verbs are action verbs that require a direct object.snarkygrammarguide.blogspot.com
Explore: Object
Transitive verbs . . . in the active voice are conjugated with the verb avoir. Wikipedia
badger:

overly adverb

too; very:Earlier sales forecasts were overly optimistic.His films have been criticized for being overly violent.

anecdotal adjective

Anecdotal information is not based on facts or carefulstudy:anecdotal evidence

improvisation noun [C or U]

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has notpractised or planned:a blues/jazz improvisationThere are classes in movement, dance, and improvisation.

the act of making or doing something with whatever isavailable at the time:I’m afraid we don’t have all the necessary equipment, so a little improvisation might be required.
Commas with DatesWhen a date is made up of two or more parts, use a comma to separate the parts when the parts both are words or both are numbers. A second comma follows the last item unless it is at the end of a list or sentence.

Incorrect: We will meet Friday July 15.
(Word Friday followed by another word, July–comma needed)Correct: We will meet Friday, July 15.

Incorrect: October 31, 1517 is one of the most significant dates in history.
(The comma between the two numbers is OK, but a second comma is needed after the last item, 1517.)

Correct: October 31, 1517, is one of the most significant dates in history.

Incorrect: October, 1517, was a major month in history.
(No commas needed because word October is followed by a number, 1517.)

Correct: October 1517 was a major month in history.

If the parts of the date are connected by a preposition, no comma is needed.

Incorrect: On a Sunday, in December 1941, the U.S. found itself in World War II.
(No comma needed since the preposition in is there.)Correct: On a Sunday in December 1941, the U.S. found itself in World War II.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s