Y7, 8 and 10 – 25/04/17

Due: 28/04/17 (Issued: 25/04/17)

Task: Revise the wordclasses

 

  1. What is an abstract noun?
  2. Give three examples of abstract nouns.
  3. Explain the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives.
  4. What is a modal verb?
  5. Give three examples of modal verbs.
  6. What do you call words which join sentences together?
  7. What is a preposition?
  8. Give three examples of prepositions.
  9. What is a determiner?
  10. Which word class is ‘absolutely’?

 
Answers

1. a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object
2. truth, danger, happiness
3. Adjectives with two syllables can form the comparative either by adding -er or by preceeding the adjective with more. These adjectives form the superlative either by adding -est or by preceeding the adjective with most. In many cases, both forms are used, although one usage will be more common than the other.
4. an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility.
5. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.
6. Conjunctions / connectives
7. a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause, as in ‘the man on the platform’, ‘she arrived after dinner’, ‘what did you do it for ?’.
8. Before, after, above, below, to, at, by, beneath, through
9. a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause, as in ‘the man on the platform’, ‘she arrived after dinner’, ‘what did you do it for ?’.
10. adverb

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