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Subject verb agreement

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by ecs1516, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. ecs1516

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    My younger son is homeschooled. I am looking for extra work for him in subject verb agreement. Any websites or workbooks you recommend?
     
  2. Jacob'sDad

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    Your words are strange and confusing to me.:confused:
     
  3. buggle

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    No, Dave. Her words is strange and confusing to you. :p
     
  4. Teacups

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    Daily Grams?
     
  5. Lawana

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    Is he making errors, or are you being proactive?
     
  6. Lawana

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D(Is that enough to constitute a long enough message?)
     
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    He is making errors. I made a copy of his page out of his Language book from Abeka. The page on Irregular verbs, Present, Present Participle,Past and Past Participle.

    One example is where he used the word ate instead of eaten.
     
  8. NomadIvy

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    That is such a common mistake and I hear adults use it all the time. Sorry... really can't help you at this hour. We have several books here on proper grammar but really no workbooks. Oh! Yes, we do, we used Rod & Staff books but I don't remember how much they had on ..on all those you just said :D
     
  9. twintype1s

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    Grammar Girl has podcasts...fun, easy to listen to and understand. Available from iTunes. Her website is:
    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

    She's also written a book, which I haven't read, but has 50+ 5-star reviews on Amazon. I don't know if she addresses your issue specifically, but a great overall resource for grammar. :)
     
  10. nanhsot

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    We use Shurley grammar and my daughter is doing a lot of this right now. She's doing the HARD stuff though, like that Mumps is singular (so mumps IS, not are)and sometimes amounts vary by preposition attached...fifty pounds of oranges have arrived...fifty pounds of sugar has arrived. It's quite confusing actually!

    Is this higher level than you are working on? If not, pm me and I can try to scan and email some of the stuff we have in Shurley.
     
  11. ecs1516

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    He is in the fifth grade. We are using Abeka.
     
  12. Andrew's Mom

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    We are struggling with the same thing right now. I was getting ready to search for some extra material on the subject. I hate grammar !
     
  13. buggle

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    Does he read a lot? I think reading does the most to help with grammar and vocabulary... and spelling and about everything else to do with language.

    Brendan picks up grammatical errors from other kids. He had pretty good grammar when he started school for the first time in 2nd grade and then he picked up all sorts of awful grammar. I about fell down the first time he said, "Me and Andrew want to have a play date." :p

    Now that he's only going to school one day a week, his grammar is about back to normal. I did see a few errors in one of his articles in the school newspaper. I wish the teacher would teach them how to edit...
     
  14. ecs1516

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    He doesn't read as much as his brother did at this age. I did find these new books he loves we just started reading. The series is called "The 39 Clues".

    Also, went through some exercies in his Abeka Language book we had not done tonight. He did very well. I think it is just going to take a little extra work everyday and more reading for fun. I hate grammar too!
     
  15. bgallini

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    You could have him come on here and corrrect everyone's grammatical errors....that should give him enough work for the rest of the year.:D
     
  16. NomadIvy

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    This is so true!!!
     

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