Grammar

Homophones

Homophones

A homophone is a group of words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as “to, too, and two.” Homophones are a special kind of a homonym, which in addition to words that are …[Continue]

Parts of Speech Games

Parts of Speech Games

There are nine parts of speech that classify how words are used in particular sentences. They are verbs, nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. In English, there are many words that can be more than one part …[Continue]

Diagramming Sentences

Diagramming Sentences

Sentence diagramming (also known as Reed-Kellogg diagramming) was a popular classroom grammar technique for nearly a century. It lost favor about thirty years ago, but several Surfnetkids readers recently suggested sentence diagramming as a topic. I hope this means grammar …[Continue]

Adjectives

Adjectives

An adjective is a word or phrase that describes a noun. Adjectives usually answer questions such as: “What kind is it?”, “How many are there?”, or “Which one is it?” Today’s sites explore adjectives with articles, lessons and worksheets for …[Continue]

Active and Passive Voice

Active and Passive Voice

The passive voice is frowned upon by many teachers. Or should I say, many teachers frown upon the passive voice? Today’s sites illustrate the differences between active and passive voice, bust some common grammar myths, and will help you write …[Continue]

Homework Help

Homework Help

When you’ve googled till your fingers are numb, and all your searching still hasn’t provided an answer to your homework question, it’s nice to know that there are real people out there who can help. Here’s the scoop on teachers, …[Continue]

Punctuation

Punctuation

Jeff Rubin (owner of Put It In Writing Newsletter Publishers) declared September 24, 2006 National Punctuation Day and managed to get it included in “Chases’ Calendar of Events,” making it practically official. In celebration of good punctuation and the back-to-school …[Continue]

Prepositions

Prepositions

Other than the occasional correspondence with readers who didn’t like the sentences I ended with prepositions, I never though much about prepositions until my daughter came home with a list of fifty she needed to memorize. I thought the assignment …[Continue]