Grammar 1 Spring 2019

Hi,  I’ll be your teacher while Tris is out sick.  I will post what we do in class and your homework here.  – Deborah Brooks

The most recent day will be on TOP

MONDAY, MARCH 11

HOMEWORK
12 sentences  (6 times x 2 people)

Always, never, sometimes, usually, often, seldom

  • With I
  • With a thing
  1. Always with I – I always kiss my husband when I come home.
  2. Always with a thing – My computer always breaks when I need it most.
  3. Never with I –  I never smoke.
  4. Never with a thing – The tests are never easy.

Word order with frequency and comment words – book page 54-55, 137
Here’s a chart of explanation.

Verb Tense Subject ONE Helping Verb/BE Adverb Main Verb Everything Else
Simple Present -no helping verb You never smoke.
Present Progressive She is certainly running late. late
Simple Present – main verb BE He is never at home
Simple Present Negative They don’t ever swim in the ocean
Simple past – no helping verb My sister often works out at the gym
Simple past – negative My brother doesn’t usually call on Sundays
Simple Future The book will often have the answers.
Simple Future negative My uncle won’t really buy that house.

Online practice

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH

There is/there are (scroll down to Feb 27th, below, for those lessons/videos)

Quiz – Base form after DO!  ING after BE!  I don’t go.  I’m not going.  Do you work? Are you working?  Does he live in Oakland?  Is she living in Oakland now?

HOMEWORK:  pages 37-38, ex 3-4,  page 56, ex 24

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH

Handout:

HOMEWORK:  About Question form  https://grammarbydeborah.wordpress.com/online-practice-lists/question-form-practice/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Go over Homework: Read pages 136-137, DO exercise 2 on page 138.

Handout: overview of tenses in positive negative question (I’ll give you this on paper on Wednesday)

Practice:  Do you, Did you, Will you, Can you, Are you…questions.

Do you

cook ? Base form after do

Did you

drive? Base form after do

Will you

travel? Base form after will

Can you

swim? Base form after can

Are you

happy? Adjective after BE

Are you

working? ING verb after BE

Word order with frequency and comment words – book page 44-45, 137
*We’ll study that later, but the book exercises and quiz asked you to put these words in the right place, so here’s a chart of explanation.

HOMEWORK:  THERE IS/THERE ARE – book pages 71-73

Online practice with video lessons (optional)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

We worked on the negatives:

  • Simple present:  I don’t drive.   She doesn’t swim.
  • Simple past: I didn’t drive.  She didn’t swim.
  • Simple future: I won’t drive.  She won’t swim.
  • Present Progressive:  I’m not driving.  She isn’t driving.

More practice with negatives in present and past (optional – not required)

We worked on the 3rd person S-verbs in simple present

     A. I brush my teeth every day.  (*note that “every day” is two words)
     B. You brush your teeth every day.
     C. He brushes his teeth every day.

More practice with subject-verb agreement (optional – not required)

Homework: Read pages 136-137, DO exercise 2 on page 138.

Will is easy!  Will has no forms    wills  willed  to will   It’s just “will” by itself. Simple.
After “will” use a base form verb.  Always.  100%.   will do   will cook   will be    will goes    will went   will to come   After “will” you can’t use the S form, past, ING, to, or anything.  Only base form. Every time.  The base form of will plus (+) the base form of a verb.  Simple. 

Handout: overview of tenses in positive negative question (I’ll give you this on paper on Wednesday)

Answers to Unit 2 exercises pages 35-47 so you can check your work.  Bring me questions.

**Quiz on simple present in positive, negative, and questions on Wednesday.

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