Fast Facts For English

FAST FACTS for English

PERIODS,

COMMAS AND MORE

APOSTROPHE

An apostrophe shows:

possession/ownership

or is used when making

a contraction.

COLON

A symbol that indicates

that a list, quotation

or summary follows.

COMMA

A symbol that

signals you to pause

or separate ideas

in a sentence.

EXCLAMATION POINT

A symbol that ends

a sentence with

strong emotion.

PERIOD

A symbol that ends

a complete sentence.

PUNCTUATION

Symbols that end

or separate

complete sentences.

QUESTION MARK

A symbol that ends

a sentence that

asks a question.

SEMI-COLON

A symbol that separates

two complete sentences.

PARTS OF SPEECH

ADJECTIVE

A word that describes

a noun.

ADVERB

A word that describes

a verb, adjective

or another adverb,

often ending in “ly.”

CONSONANT

A letter of the alphabet.

(b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n,

p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z)

CONJUNCTION

Words that link other

words, phrases or

sentences together.

CONTRACTION

Words that are made

by combining two words

and dropping letters.

NOUN

A person, place, thing

or idea.

PLURAL NOUN

More than one person,

place, thing or idea.

PREPOSITION

A word that shows

direction and/or time.

PRONOUN

A word that replaces

a noun and can go either

before or after the verb.

PROPER NOUN

A name of a specific

person, place, thing

or idea.

SINGULAR NOUN

One person, place,

thing or idea.

VERB

An action word.

VOWEL

A letter of the alphabet.

(a, e, i, o, u and

sometimes y)

OTHER

IMPORTANT

TERMS

 

HOMOPHONE

Words that are

pronounced the same,

but differ in spelling

and meaning.

PREFIX

A group of letters placed

before a word to change

its meaning and form

a new word.

SUFFIX

A group of letters placed

after a word to change

its meaning and form

a new word or tense.


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