SPAG TOP TIPS

Common noun: A word which identifies an object or thing. E.g: dog, chair, ship…

Proper noun: A proper noun is a word that names a particular person, place, or thing. They always have capital letters. E.g: Miss Upson, Bridport, Arsenal Football Club…

Adjective: An adjective is a word that describes a noun, giving extra information about it. E.g: golden, miniscule…

Verb: A verb describes what a person or thing does or what happens. E.g: skip, ate, snowing…

Adverb: An adverb is a word that is used to give information about a verb. E.g: cautiously, speedily…

Types of punctuation: question mark ?     comma ,    exclamation mark !    inverted commas “ ” brackets ( ) dashes -  and colon :

Modal verb: These are verbs which cannot usually work alone. They are used with a main verb. Modal verbs can be used to show how possible something is, or how likely it is to happen/have happened. E.g: might, will, should, could, ought to, would…

Adverbial of time are adverbs that tell us when something happened. Eg. Yesterday, tomorrow, later.

Adverbial of placeare adverbs that tell us where something happened. Eg. Around , everywhere, nearby.

Adverbial of number are adverbs which show how frequently something happened. Eg. Never, always, seldom.

 

 

 
 
 

St Andrew's Road
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3BJ

 

Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
Tel:
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710
Email: office@bridport.dorset.sch.uk