Grammar Rules & Definitions

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Compound Words

– a word composed of two or more different words

Synonyms

– words that have the same or nearly the same meaning

Antonyms

– words that have opposite meanings

Homonyms

– words that are pronounced the same, but their meanings and their spellings are not the same

Prefix

– placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning

Suffix

– is a group of letters placed at the end of a word to make a new word.

Capital Letters –

Always use CAPITAL LETTERS for…
  • The first word of every sentence
  • Title of a name
  • An initial in a name
  • Abbreviations
  • Particular people & pets
  • Names of people from particular countries
  • The word “I”
  • Months, days of the week,special Days, holy days & holiday
  • Cities, states, countries
  • Lakes, rivers, oceans
  • Title of a book, titles of T.V. programs, movies, poems – except for small words like: and, of in, theAlways capitalize the first & last words.   (Example: Dungeons and Dragons, The Princess and the Frog)
  • The first word of a direct quotation: (Example:”Can you play?” asked Jenny.)
  • The first word in the closing of a letter: (Example: Your friend, Sue)
  • The first word of a greeting: (Dear Ned,)
Plural Nouns: Singular Noun – names one person, place or thing. Plural Noun -names more than one person, place or thing. [/toggle] [toggle Title=”Play Hangman Grammar Rules & Definition Game”][/toggle]

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