1. What is Grammar? Grammar is a set of rules for communication in the English language.
2. What is its purpose? Grammar allows one to communicate with another person clearly. Clarity
3. What are the parts of speech? The parts of speech are building blocks of sentence structure.
4. Define noun: A person, place, thing, idea, or activity.
5. Name the different types of nouns: Proper noun, common noun, collective noun, gerund.
6. Define each one that we have gone over in class:
Proper noun is capitalized and specific
Common noun is general and not capitalized
Collective noun is a group functioning in unison as one entity or individual
Gerund is a verb acting as a noun by adding -ing.
7. Which noun poses special problems for number? The collective noun.
8. Name ten collective nouns: Team, crowd, audience, troop, school, band, tribe, committee, army, navy, etc.
9. Give a sentence for a singular collective noun with regard to usage of number in question seven.
e.g. The rock band performed a concert.
10. Give a sentence for a plural collective noun with regard to usage of number in question seven.
e.g. The cast performed their individual roles.
11. What are the two styles of writing? The two styles of are informal and formal writing.
12. What is the difference?
Formal - The writer is unfamiliar with the reader, and the reader only knows about the writer by what is on the paper.
Informal - The writer is familiar with the reader, and the reader knows more about the writer than what is on the paper.
Verbal - category of a verb acting as another part of speech.
1. Gerund - A verb acting as a noun by adding -ing.
2. Infinitive - to plus the verb.