Monday, May 21, 2012

GED - Subject and Object Pronouns

Today we are reviewing the Subject and Object nouns in a sentence and replacing them with the proper Pronouns.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Auxiliary and Main Verbs

This lesson has three parts.  Deciding what is a main or auxiliary verb, identifying verbs in a paragraph, and if there is time, a short Verb Mad Libs paragraph.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Subject & Verb Agreement with Interrupting Phrases

We have a shorter activity today, if you finish early, use Skills Tutor or go back to an older assignment that you have saved on the computer in GED Class AM in the My Documents folder.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Subject vs. Object Pronouns

The Subject comes before the verb in a sentence.  The common subject pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we, and they.                                
The Object comes after the verb in the sentence.  The common object pronouns are me, you, him, her, it, us, and them.

Subject Example:  
Merdine danced on the roof of the barn during the thunderstorm.  She was waving an American flag.   (Merdine is the subject)

Object Example:  
Before eating the brownie, Nancy sniffed it.    (brownie is the object)
When I finally found my brother, I kissed him.  (brother is the object)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Verbs and Auxiliary Verbs

INSTRUCTIONS:  Correct each of the following sentences by changing the auxiliary verb (do, have, be) and tense.

EXAMPLE: the train have arrived.  -->  the train has arrived

(have, has, do, does, is, am, are)

1.  Do everyone understand?
2.  They has been learning English for two years.
3.  Do you heard that?
4.  My teacher do not eat meat.
5.  The boy are playing with his toys.
6.  What have you doing at the moment?
7.  Amy has not go by bus very often.
8.  The team are not doing well this year.
9.  We are keep record of the scores.
10.  I have working hard to pass my tests.

Type the correct sentences into a Microsoft Word document, then show a teacher your work.  You will not need to save.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz:  

Subject and Verb Agreement

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Dozens of musicians will demonstrates outside the Grammy Awards protesting the Recording Academy’s decision to eliminates dozens of ethnic music award categories, including Hawaiian, Haitian, Cajun, Latin jazz, contemporary blues and regional Mexican. Some protesters sees racial bias in the revisions, others sees them as harmful to low-budget indie labels. Last August, four Latin jazz artists filed a lawsuit with the New York Supreme Court claiming that the dropping of such categories had negatively affected their careers. Oscar Hern├índez one of the musicians who helped organizes the protest and petition. “The Grammys has given me the credibility I need to go forward to do what I do, to do the music that I love, and give me the stamp of credibility across many boundaries,” Hernandez said. “I has traveled all over the world playing my music and it is an important part about what we do.” 

Find the mistaken verb tenses in the above paragraph. Write the verbs in the correct form.
(hint: there are 8)

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1.  Why are there musicians protesting the Grammy Awards?

2.  Who filed a lawsuit against the Grammy Awards?

3.  Who is Oscar Hernandez?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Writing Exercise - Descriptive Adjectives

Look at this picture of a sailor with a cigarette.  Look at the details of the man's face, the details of his hands, his fingers.  Take note of his facial hair, the creases of his skin and folds of his clothes.  What is he doing? How do you know?  What suggests he is a sailor?  What else do you notice?

First, in the comments box below, write a paragraph describing the man in this picture.  Write like you are telling a blind person about this photo; no detail is too small.  You must paint the whole picture for them. Write at least 5 sentences, using at least 10 different adjectives to describe him/it.  For example "The picture is of a rugged old man as he is lighting his cigarette.  You see his hands cupped in front of his face, smoke billowing away from the thin cigarette in his mouth."  Publish the comment under the name Physical Description.

Second, write a comment describing the personal character of this man (invent it) or of a person whom you know fairly well.  Don't use any names, only personality traits and emotional characteristics.  Say instead "this man..." or "this person is..." and use adjectives like charming, careful, or forgiving.
"This sailor is an honorable man.  He has always been trustworthy, honest, and loyal in our many adventures across the world.  His disarming voice makes even suspicious strangers immediately fond of him.  He is a gifted storyteller and..."
Publish this comment under the name Personal Description.

Click HERE for a list of helpful adjectives.
Or use a Thesaurus to find similar words.
The rules for the use of Commas, HERE.