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Unformatted text preview: This presentation is broughthomp! by c to you Grammar Bytes!, ©2011 chomp! by Robin L. Simmons. Recognize misspelled/correctly spelled words Recognize misspelled/correctly spelled words Recognize and phrases. and phrases. X X X X X Alright Alot Rite Should of Suppose to Spelled wrong! ● ● ● ● ● All right A lot Right, write Should have Supposed to Spelled correctly! Recognize the distinctions among related Recognize the distinctions among related Recognize words. words. 3 or more; or Among my Among friends friends Noncount; Amount of Amount butter butter Among ● Between Among Amount ● Number Amount Adjective; A good essay good essay Good ● Well Good Evident, Evident, unambiguous unambiguous Explicit ● Implicit Explicit Know these Know these differences!! differences 2 only; only; Between Fred and me and Count; Number of Number cookies cookies Adverb; He writes well. well Implied, Implied, ambiguous ambiguous Know the difference that a single new lletter Know the difference that a single new etter Know can make. can make. Before a word Before beginning with a consonant [sound] consonant Before A ● An Before a word Before beginning with a vowel [sound] vowel Already ● All ready Already Completely Completely prepared prepared A thought or thought conception conception Idea ● Ideal Idea The concept of The something perfect perfect To suffer the To deprivation of deprivation Lose ● Loose Lose Free from Free restraint restraint Verb; past tense of Verb; are are Were ● Where Were A place More tto More o llearn! earn! Know the difference that an apostrophe can Know the difference that an apostrophe can Know make. make. Possessive Possessive pronoun; belonging to it it Its ● It’s Its Contraction for Contraction it is or it has or Possessive Possessive pronoun; belonging to belonging whom whom Whose ● Who’s Whose Contraction for Contraction who is or who or has has Possessive Possessive pronoun; belonging to you you Your ● You’re Your Contraction for you are you Possessive pronouns Possessive pronouns never contain an never contain an apostrophe. apostrophe. Contractions do Contractions do contain an contain an apostrophe. apostrophe. Know the difference a change tto a single letter Know the difference a change o a single letter Know can make. can make. Noun form Usually a verb City, wealth, City, important important Advice ● Advise Advi Verb form Affect ● Effect Usually a noun Capital ● Capitol Capit The building for The lawmaking lawmaking Cite ● Siite te A location Rough Coarse ● Course Co rse Path, route Praise Compliment ● Complement Compl To quote Put in place Set ● Sit Unchanging Stationary ● Stationery Station ry Indicates Indicates comparison comparison Than ● Then Th Why is English so Why is English so complicated? complicated? Goes well with Be seated Paper Next Don’t let these homonyms [sound alike words] Don’t let these homonyms [sound alike words] Don’t confuse you. confuse you. Agree to or receive Accept ● Except Accept Plural present of the Plural verb be be Are ● Our Are Past tense of pass Past pass Passed ● Past Passed Past Leave out Possessive pronoun; Possessive belonging to us belonging Gone, by Go before Precede ● Proceed Precede Proceed Carry on Chief [person], main Principal ● Principle Principal Truth or rule Correct, a just claim, Correct, a direction direction Right ● Write Right Make letters with an Make instrument instrument Sight, touch, hearing, Sight, smell, taste smell, Sense ● Since Sense Adverb, conjunction, Adverb, or preposition or View, glimpse Sight ● Site Sight Past tense of throw Past throw Threw ● Through Threw State of the State atmosphere atmosphere Weather ● Whether Weather Whether A location Beyond Introduces an Introduces alternative alternative Grammar Bytes! provides additional handouts and exercises on commonly homp! confusedcwords. Go to chompchomp.com! chomp! The End. The Watch where you’re going, fool! ...
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