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  • Grammar Monster's Sitemap
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Easily Confused Words
  • Games and Tests
  • Word Lists
  • Punctuation
  • Videos
  • Plurals
  • FAQs from Writers
  • PDF Worksheets
  • Vocabulary Lessons
  • Role Play Scenarios
  • Sayings and Proverbs
  • Latin Terms
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Interesting Words
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Glossary of Terms

glossaries

a full list of grammar terms and definitions writing techniques

top 10

parts of speech adjectives adverbs conjunctions interjections nouns prepositions verbs sentences phrases

adjectives and determiners

adjectives for kids determiners compound adjectives articles definite articles indefinite articles demonstrative adjectives gradable adjectives indefinite adjectives interrogative adjectives possessive adjectives predicate adjectives

adverbs

adverbs for kids conjunctive adverbs interrogative adverbs relative adverbs transition words adjuncts

conjunctions

conjunctions for kids subordinating conjunctions coordinate conjunctions correlative conjunctions

interjections

interjections for kids

nouns

nouns for kids nouns different types abstract nouns collective nouns common nouns compound nouns concrete nouns countable nouns gerunds gender-specific noun mass nouns non-countable nouns possessive nouns proper nouns verbal nouns

prepositions

prepositions for kids

pronouns

pronouns for kids pronouns pronouns different types personal pronouns subjective personal pronouns objective personal pronouns possessive personal pronouns demonstrative pronouns emphatic pronouns indefinite pronouns intensive pronouns interrogative pronouns possessive pronouns reciprocal pronouns reflexive pronouns relative pronouns antecedents of pronouns absolute possessives

verbs

verbs for kids verb conjugation infinitives regular verbs irregular verbs transitive verbs intransitive verbs auxiliary verbs helping verbs compound verbs stative verbs linking verbs copular verbs finite verbs non-finite verbs verbals modal verbs phrasal verbs verb roots bare infinitives weak verbs

objects

object direct object indirect object object of a preposition

phrases

adjectival phrases adjective phrases absolute phrases adverbial phrases gerund phrases infinitive phrases noun phrases participle phrases past participle phrases perfect participle phrases prepositional phrases present participle phrases verb phrases

clauses

clauses adjective clauses adverbial clauses dependent adverb clauses dependent clauses independent clauses non-restrictive clauses noun clauses relative clauses restrictive clauses subordinate clauses

sentences

simple sentence active sentences complex sentences compound sentences conditional sentences declarative sentences exclamatory sentences imperative sentence interrogative sentences passive sentences periodic sentences run-on sentences sentence fragment staccato sentences

abbreviations

abbreviations acronyms contractions

affixes

affixes prefix suffix

cases

case subjective case objective case accusative case dative case genitive case nominative case possessive case title case vocative case

creative writing

alliteration anagrams analogies anastrophe antonyms archaism assonance cliches colloquialisms consonance diction emotive language ethos euphemism figurative language figure of speech hyperbole idioms irony logosglyph metaphors metonyms neologisms onomatopoeia oxymorons palindromes paradox personification point of view portmanteau words prose repetition, anaphora repetition, commoratio repetition, epiphora satire similes tmesis zeugma

complements

complements object complements adjective complements subject complements

degree

degree positive degree comparatives superlatives

doubling up

double negative double comparative double superlative tautology

gender

gender masculine feminine neuter

meaning

literal meaning denotation connotation synonyms

modifiers

modifiers restrictive modifiers misplaced modifiers dangling modifiers limiting modifiers squinting modifiers intensifiers

mood

mood imperative mood indicative mood subjunctive mood

number

number plural singular

parenthesis and appositives

parenthesis appositives parenthetical punctuation parenthesis in apposition brackets dashes

participles

participles past participles present participles

person

person first person second person third person

questions

interrogatives direct question indirect questions rhetorical questions question marks

spelling

consonants vowels syllables schwa diphthongs word roots base forms collocation mnemonic devices homonyms

subjects and predicates

subjects simple subjects compound subjects predicates compound predicates predicate nominatives

tenses and aspect

tense past tense simple past tense past progressive tense past perfect tense past perfect progressive tense present tense present progressive tense simple present tense present perfect tense present perfect progressive tense future tense simple future tense future progressive tense future perfect tense future perfect progressive tense the past form aspect the simple aspect the simple tenses the progressive aspect the continuing aspect the indefinite aspect the progressive tenses the indefinite tenses the complete tenses perfect aspect the complete aspect the perfect tenses the perfect progressive tenses the perfect progressive aspect

voice

voice active voice passive voice

miscellaneous

paragraph split infinitives

Easily Confused Words

glossary

list of easily confused words

top 10

affect vs effect adverse vs averse bare vs bear discrete vs discreet its vs it's loose vs lose program vs programme role vs roll who's vs whose you're vs your

a-z

a part vs apart accept vs except adopted vs adoptive advice vs advise affective vs effective aid vs aide airplane vs aeroplane aisle vs isle vs ill allowed vs aloud allude vs elude allusion vs illusion alot vs a lot vs allot already vs all ready alright vs all right altar vs alter alternate vs alternative altogether vs all together among vs amongst amount vs quantity vs number angel vs angle any more vs anymore any one vs anyone any thing vs anything anywhere vs any where appraise vs apprise are vs our assistance vs assistants assure vs ensure vs insure avenge vs revenge award vs reward awe vs oar vs ore balk vs baulk vs bulk ball vs bawl bazaar vs bizarre being vs been beside vs besides between vs among block vs bloc blond vs blonde bought vs brought brake vs break breathe vs breath can vs may can not vs cannot cancelled vs canceled canvas vs canvass capital vs capitol censor vs sensor vs censure center on vs center around chilly vs chilli vs Chile choose vs choice chord vs cord cite vs sight vs site climactic vs climatic coarse vs course collectable vs collectible complement vs compliment comprise vs compose confident vs confidant vs confidante coral vs corral council vs counsel curb vs kerb currant vs current decent vs descent vs dissent definite vs definitive defuse vs diffuse dependant vs dependent desert vs dessert different from vs different than vs different to disinterested vs uninterested disloyal vs unloyal distress vs eustress vs stress dived vs dove drank vs drunk dreamed vs dreamt dual vs duel economic vs economical e.g. vs i.e. elicit vs illicit emigrate vs immigrate empathy vs sympathy enquiry vs inquiry envelop vs envelope envy vs jealousy every day vs everyday every one vs everyone explicit vs implicit fewer vs less fiancee vs fiance fish vs fishes flair vs flare flier vs flyer forego vs forgo forth vs fourth foul vs fowl further vs farther getaway vs get away good vs well got vs gotten gray vs grey grisly vs grizzly hail vs hale hangar vs hanger hanged vs hung hear vs listen hell vs heel vs heal heroine vs heroin high vs tall historic vs historical humane vs human idol vs idle vs idyll if vs whether ill vs sick immoral vs amoral impatient vs inpatient impending vs pending imply vs infer incidence vs incidents incite vs insight inquire vs enquire instance vs instants into and onto and up to jewelry vs jewellery job vs work vs career judgement vs judgment lasagna vs lasagne law vs lore lay vs lie lead vs led learned vs learnt lend vs borrow let vs lets licence vs license lightening vs lightning loath vs loathe mail vs male makeup vs make up vs make up mantel vs mantle many vs much marinade vs marinate material vs materiel maybe vs may be might vs may misspelled vs misspelt moot vs mute moral vs morale Ms vs Miss vs Mrs mucous vs mucus no one vs no-one notable vs noticeable nowhere vs no where obligated vs obliged off vs of ordinance vs ordnance palate vs palette vs pallet past vs passed patients vs patience peace vs piece peak vs peek vs pique pedal vs peddle pendant vs pendent personal vs personnel plain vs plane plead vs pleaded vs pled poisonous vs venomous pore vs pour vs poor practice vs practise pray vs prey precede vs proceed precedence vs precedent premise vs premises prescribe vs proscribe principal vs principle prise vs prize prophecy vs prophesy provided vs providing qualitative vs quantitative quiet vs quite rain vs rein vs reign raise vs rise vs raze rational vs rationale remember vs remind saw vs soar vs sore see vs look vs watch shall vs will somewhere vs some where spelled vs spelt spilled vs spilt spoiled vs spoilt stationary vs stationery storey vs story teach vs learn tenant vs tenet than vs then the vs thee there vs their vs they're tic vs tick too vs to tortuous vs torturous touch vs feel toward vs towards trier vs tryer upmost vs utmost vain vs vein vs vane vie vs vye waist vs waste wait vs weight wear vs were vs were vs where weather vs whether vs wether weaved vs wove vs woven which vs witch while vs whilst whoever vs whomever with regard to vs regards to wonder vs wander

Games and Tests

glossary

categorized list of tests and games

the parts of speech

drag-and-drop test parts of speech interactive test parts of speech match the pairs game parts of speech parts of speech bucket game test parts of speech

adjectives

adjectives bubble pop test adjectives fish game adjectives hangman adjectives whack a word game demonstrative adjectives test indefinite adjectives test interrogative adjectives test possessive adjectives test test adjectives

adverbs

adverbs bubble pop test adverbs fish game adverbs hangman adverbs test adverbs whack a word game conjunctive adverbs test test adverbs

conjunctions

conjunctions bubble pop test conjunctions fish game conjunctions whack a word game coordinating conjunctions test drag-and-drop test conjunctions test conjunctions

determiners

determiners bubble pop test determiners fish game determiners whack a word game drag-and-drop test determiners

interjections

test interjections interjections hangman

nouns

abstract nouns hangman abstract nouns test collective nouns test compound adjectives test compound nouns test concrete nouns bubble pop test concrete nouns fish game concrete nouns whack a word game drag-and-drop test compound nouns gender specific nouns test non countable nouns test nouns bubble pop test nouns fish game nouns hangman nouns whack a word game proper nouns test test nouns types of nouns test

prepositions

prepositions bubble pop test prepositions fish game prepositions whack a word game drag-and-drop test prepositions test prepositions object of a preposition test

pronouns

pronouns bubble pop test pronouns fish game pronouns whack a word game test pronouns drag-and-drop test pronouns indefinite pronouns test interrogative pronouns test personal pronouns bubble pop test personal pronouns fish game personal pronouns whack a word game demonstrative pronouns test match the pairs game types of pronoun

verbs

test verbs verb tenses test all verb tenses test simple tenses test progressive tense test drag-and-drop test tenses simple past tense test past progressive tense test past perfect tense test past perfect progressive tense test simple present tense test present progressive test present perfect tense test present perfect progressive tense test simple future tense test future progressive tense test future perfect progressive tense test

apostrophes

apostrophe placement game apostrophe placement in time expressions game apostrophe possession test apostrophe test apostrophes time expressions test apostrophes general use

articles

articles test definite articles test indefinite articles test

cases

accusative case test possessive case test

confused words

easily confused words Tetris game confused words test test all of alright all right test an or a test too or to test who and whom

general grammar

grammatical terms monster grammar test squares test direct objects test indirect objects test acronyms test

participles

test past participles test present participles

plurals

irregular plurals test plurals test

punctuation

test punctuation test quotation marks test semicolons general use test commas test commas general use test hyphens general use

spelling

look cover write check affix test capital letters drag-and-drop test synonyms antonyms drag-and-drop test types of syllables anagram game

miscellaneous

wordBuilder wordle wordup countdown hangMan test numbers test either neither test using abbreviations abbreviations test test parenthesis absolute possessives test

Word Lists

glossary

a list of all the parts-of-speech lists

top 10

top 50 adjectives top 30 adverbs top 3 conjunctions top 10 interjections top 10 prepositions top 30 pronouns top 50 nouns top 10 irregular verbs top 10 regular verbs list of reporting verbs in academic writing

adjectives

adjectives to describe people with A with B with C with D with E with F with G with H with I with J with K with L with M with N with O with P with Q with R with S with T with U with V with W with X with Y with Z

adverbs

list of adverbs

determiners

list of determiners

conjunctions

list of conjunctions

interjections

list of interjections

nouns

list of abstract nouns list of collective nouns list of compound nouns

prepositions

list of prepositions

pronouns

list of pronouns

verbs

list of regular verbs

vocabulary

1500 essential words for English learners

Punctuation

glossary

a summary of all punctuation

apostrophes

using apostrophes using an apostrophe after an acronym using an apostrophe after s using an apostrophe after z using an apostrophe before s apostrophe exercises more help with apostrophes apostrophes in names apostrophe misuse apostrophes for ownership apostrophe-placement rules apostrophes in contractions using apostrophes for joint ownership

brackets

using brackets parentheses full stop placement with brackets

colons

using colons using colons before lists colon vs semicolon capitalization after a colon

commas

using commas using commas with however

dashes and hyphens

using dashes using hyphens hyphens and dashes between dates hyphens and dashes between numbers hyphens and dashes between words hyphens in age hyphens versus dashes

semicolons

using semicolons

quotation marks

using quotation marks quotation marks multiple or new paragraphs

Videos

glossary

categorized list of all grammar videos

parts of speech

parts of speech

adjectives

adjectives possessive adjectives

adverbs

adverbs conjunctive adverbs

conjunctions

conjunctions starting a sentence with "and" or "but"

determiner

determiners

nouns

nouns nouns for kids different types of noun proper and common nouns abstract and concrete nouns possessive nouns collective nouns gender-specific nouns

pronouns

pronouns using the singular "they"

prepositions

prepositions ending a sentence with a preposition

verbs

verbs verbs for kids the verb "to be" linking verbs transitive and intransitive verbs finite verbs

participles

past participles present participle

punctuation

using colons using hyphens using semicolons using square brackets

easily confused words

accept and except adverse and averse advice and advise affect and effect aid and aide alot, a lot, and allot alternate and alternative appraise and apprise bare and bear between and among brake and break chilly, chilli, and Chile complement and compliment dependant and dependent discrete and discreet disinterested and uninterested e.g. and i.e. emigrate and immigrate empathy sympathy fewer and less fish and fishes hanged and hung its and it's lay and lie learned and learnt material and materiel me and myself practice and practise principal and principle there, their, and they're too and to toward and towards weather, whether and wether you're and your

phrases

phrases adjectival phrases adjective phrases adverbial phrases prepositional phrases noun phrases infinitive phrases

clauses

clauses independent clauses adverbial clauses

sentences

sentences simple sentences complex sentences compound sentences active and passive sentences conditional sentences declarative sentences exclamatory sentences imperative sentences interrogative sentences

punctuation

top 10 punctuation errors using apostrophes commas after a transitional phrase using commas with "however" commas before conjunctions using single and double speech marks

vocabulary

vocabulary lists flowers food fruits food vegetables furniture places in town shapes most common verbs Latin terms in English learn English vocabulary

past tense

past tense simple past tense past progressive tense past perfect tense past perfect progressive tense

present tense

present tense simple present tense present progressive tense present perfect tense present perfect progressive tense

future tense

future tense simple future tense future progressive tense future perfect tense future perfect progressive tense

writing techniques

alliteration euphemism hyperbole irony metaphor palindrome paradox paragraph simile tautology

spelling

vowels syllable diphthong

miscellaneous

definite article direct object indirect object grammatical person grammatical gender comparatives superlatives subjunctive mood dangling modifier predicate predicate nominative the differences between American and British English

Plurals

glossary

list of unusual English plurals

top 10

cactus crisis curriculum fish mongoose moose octopus potato tomato whiskey

a-z

air aircraft amoeba analysis antenna axis baby baggage basis beef belief belly bias blood brief buffalo bus calf cello census chef chief child cliff deer diagnosis dice dictionary doe domino donkey dragonfly dwarf dye echo eclipse elf embargo emoji emphasis emu energy era ethos euro ewe fetus flamingo foot formula fungus furnace genus giraffe glass glasses goose grief hair half halo handcuff hero hippopotamus hoof hypothesis igloo index information jellyfish journey jury kangaroo key kiwi knife larva leaf life lily loaf lotus louse man mango money monkey mosquito mouse mummy music navy nebula nemesis nucleus oasis offspring ox parenthesis person phenomenon platypus quay radius reef referendum rhinoceros rice roof safe salmon scarf scissors sheep shelf stadium status stimulus sugar Sunday syllabus thesis thief tooth torpedo tortoise trousers trout turkey umbrella valley virus volcano wife wolf woman yeti zoo zucchini

FAQs from Writers

glossary

categorized list of all FAQs

abbreviations

When should I use AD, BC, BCE, and CE? When do I use periods in honorifics and titles? How do I form the plurals of abbreviations? When do I use periods in abbreviations?

apostrophes

How do I use apostrophes in time expressions? How are apostrophes used in contractions? Can apostrophes be used to show awkward plurals? How are apostrophes used to show possession? Should I write "between you and I" or "between you and me"? What is the grocer's apostrophe? Should I write "Mother's Day" or "Mothers' Day"? Is it "cow's milk" or "cows' milk"? Should I write "master's degree" or "masters' degree"?

brackets

What is the difference between round and square brackets? How do I use round brackets? How do I use square brackets in quotations? What type of parentheses should I use?

capital letters

How do I capitalize titles? How are capital letters used in advertising? Do I capitalize "Moon," "Sun," and the planets? Do I capitalize north, east, south and west? What are the rules for using capital letters? Do I capitalize the names of the seasons? Do all sentences start with capital letters?

colons

How are colons used with quotations? How are colons used in references? How are colons used to introduce lists? How are colons used with bullet points? How are colons used to extend sentences?

commas

How are commas used with "dear," "hello," and "hi"? What are fronted adverbials? Should I use a comma after yes or no? Are conjunctions always preceded with commas? How do I use commas like brackets? How do I use commas in lists? What is a comma fault? What is an Oxford comma? Can I use a comma after a long subject? How do I use commas with numbers? How do I use commas for direct address?

conjunctions

Can I start a sentence with "and" or "but"? Should I use a comma before "and"? Can I use a semicolon before "and"? Can I use a semicolon before "however"? Does "however" always start a sentence? Do I need a comma after "however"?

general punctuation

What are the most common punctuation errors? What is the format for using bullet points? What are the four punctuation marks used to extend sentences?

hyphens

Which prefixes are followed by hyphens? Are compound adjectives always joined with hyphens? How do I use hyphens to join compound adjectives? How do I use hyphens to join compound nouns?

plurals

Are collective nouns treated as singular or plural? Is "agenda" singular or plural? Is "criteria" singular or plural? Is "data" singular or plural? Is "either/or" singular or plural? Is "media" singular or plural? Is "news" singular or plural? Is "number" singular or plural? What does "the plural form of a word" mean? What is the plural of "yes" and "no"? How do I form the plurals of compound nouns? What are the spelling rules forming plurals? Should I write "a box of nails is" or "a box of nails are"? Can "they" and "their" be singular?

prepositions

Can I end a sentence with a preposition? When should I use "at," "in," and "on" (with places)? When should I use "at," "in," and "on" (with times)?

spelling and grammar

What are the most common grammar errors? How can I improve my spelling? What are the most important spelling rules in English? How do I write numbers in full? How do I spell out fractions in full? Should I write "more quickly" or "quicker"? What are the most misspelled words? Should I write "try and" or "try to"? Should I write "better than I" or "better than me"? What is the best way to write "dos and don'ts"? Should I write "all" or "all of"? Should I write "an" or "a"? Should I write "bear fruit/witness" or "bare fruit/witness"? Should I write "bear with me" or "bare with me"? How do I form comparatives and superlatives from adjectives? How do I form comparatives and superlatives from adverbs? Should I write "me" or "myself"? How do I write numbers as compound adjectives?

semicolons

How do I use semicolons in lists?

quotation marks

When does punctuation go inside the quotation marks? Should I use a comma or colon before a quotation? When are three dots (...) used with quotation marks? Can quotation marks be used to mean so-called? Should I use quotation marks for the names of ships, plays, and books? Should I use double or single quotation marks?

miscellaneous

What are parallel lists? What is the difference between adjectives and determiners? What are the rules for stress placement in English? What are good synonyms for "good"? How do I choose the best verb? What are verbs of attribution? Is "for free" grammatically acceptable? Can numbers start sentences? What is the order of adjectives in English? What is subject-verb agreement? What are non-binary pronouns? When should I use "Mx" instead of "Ms" or "Miss"? What is the difference between "which," "that," and "who"? Should I use a comma before "which," "that," and "who"? When should I use "whom?" Can I use "whose" with inanimate objects? Can I write "should of," "would of," or "could of"? Can I create a double negative with neither/nor? Should I end a letter "yours faithfully" or "yours sincerely"?

PDF Worksheets

pdfs on nouns pdfs on interjections

Vocabulary Lessons

glossaries

ESL vocabulary lists list of spelling and vocabulary lessons

lists

most common verbs in English a list of common words

top 10

adjectives to describe things colours days directions frequency adverbs numbers parts of the house personal pronouns places in town verbs

a-z

accessories adjectives to describe feelings adjectives and their opposites adjectives to describe personality adjectives to describe appearance adverbs airport animal body parts animals animals and babies birds body parts Christmas clothing crime disasters drinks family farm flowers food, bread food, containers food, fruits food, meat food, vegetables furniture gender-specific nouns genres geography hair hobbies and interests holidays household chores illness insects instruments interjections irregular plurals jobs kitchen utensils kitchen verbs maths symbols medical money non-countable nouns nuts and seeds opposite verbs organs places to live plants and trees prepositions punctuation rooms routine school subjects sea life seasons months senses shapes shoes space sport sports equipment stationery survival technology time tools transport vacation verbs of movement weather zodiac signs

Role Play Scenarios

glossary

a list of all the role-play scenarios

scenarios

introducing yourself talking about yourself talking about your family talking about the weather giving details on a phone going to the supermarket asking for directions ordering a taxi ordering in a restaurant ordering a pizza visiting the movies making an emergency call calling in sick to work

Sayings and Proverbs

glossary

common sayings and proverbs in English

top 10

actions speak louder than words bite the bullet caught red handed daylight robbery every cloud has a silver lining hit the nail on the head not enough room to swing a cat raining cats and dogs the ball is in your court under the weather

a-z

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush a cappella a chip on your shoulder a doubting Thomas a drop in the bucket a house divided against itself cannot stand a leopard can't change his spots a penny saved is a penny earned a picture paints a thousand words a piece of cake a slap on the wrist a taste of your own medicine a toss up add fuel to the fire agog all bark and no bite all Greek to me all in the same boat an arm and a leg an axe to grind apple of my eye as bright as a button as dead as a dodo as mad as a hatter at a loose end at the drop of a hat back seat driver back to square one back to the drawing board bakers dozen balloon has gone up balls against wall barking up the wrong tree batten down the hatches beat a dead horse beat a retreat bees knees bend over backwards berk between a rock and a hard place bite your tongue bitter end blood is thicker than water blue moon bog standard booby trap break a leg buy a lemon by and large can't cut the mustard carry coals to Newcastle cast-iron stomach chance your arm chew someone out close but no cigar cock and bull story come hell or high water crack someone up crocodile tears cross your fingers cry over spilt milk cry wolf curiosity killed the cat cut and run cut to the chase dark horse dead in the water dead ringer devil's advocate dog days of summer dogs bollocks don't count your chickens before they hatch don't look a gift horse in the mouth don't put all your eggs in one basket down to the wire drastic times call for drastic measures drink like a fish drive someone up the wall dropping like flies dry run Elvis has left the building everything but the kitchen sink excuse my French feather in your cap finding your feet flash in the pan flesh and blood freeze balls off brass monkey full Monty get down to brass tacks get out of bed on the wrong side give him the slip go down like a lead balloon go for broke go out on a limb go the extra mile go with the flow good egg, bad egg good Samaritan graveyard shift groggy had your chips hand over fist hanging by a thread haste makes waste head over heels hit the hay hit the sack hoisted by own petard hold your horses icing on the cake idle hands are the devil's tools if you scratch my back i'll scratch yours ignorance is bliss in the bag in the buff in the heat of the moment in your face it takes two to tango it's a small world keep your chin up kick the bucket knee-jerk reaction knock on wood know the ropes last ditch attempt left high and dry lend me your ears let sleeping dogs lie let the cat out of the bag loose cannon lose your head make money from old rope make no bones about Mickey Finn monkey wrench mum's the word nest egg never bite the hand that feeds you new kid on the block nipper no dice not playing with a full deck off on the wrong foot off the hook off the record okay (the origin) on pins and needles on the fence on the fiddle on the same page out of the blue out on the town over my dead body over the top pan out nicely pass the buck pass with flying colours piping hot plumb the depths pull the plug pull your finger out pulling your leg push the boat out put a sock in it Rome was not built in one day rule of thumb run out of steam salad days saved by the bell sent to Coventry sick as a dog sick as a parrot sitting shotgun skeleton in the cupboard sling your hook smell a rat smell something fishy son of a gun spick and span spill the beans spitting image splice the mainbrace square meal start from scratch strike while the iron is hot swing the lead taken aback the best of both worlds the last straw the whole full nine yards throw down gauntlet tie the knot til the cows come home to beat about the bush to bite off more than you can chew to have someone over the barrel to steal someone's thunder tongue in cheek turn a blind eye two faced ugly duckling up a blind alley use your loaf water under the bridge wear your heart on your sleeve what a palaver when pigs fly whistle for it wolf in sheep's clothing

Latin Terms

glossary

Latin terms in English

top 10

a.m. ad hoc alter ego bona fide carpe diem e.g. i.e. p.s. p.m. verbatim

a-z

a fortiori a posteriori a priori ab initio ab ovo ad ad hominem ad infinitum ad interim ad nauseam alibi alma mater amicus curiae annuit coeptis ante bellum ars longa audi alteram partem c caveat emptor ceteris paribus cf corpus delicti corpus juris cum laude de facto de jure de novo deus ex machina dg diva dramatis personae dts dum spiro, spero e pluribus unum ergo errare humanum est et al et tu brute etc ex cathedra ex libris ex nihilo ex officio ex parte ex post facto ex tempore fiat lux fides et ratio fortuna favet fortibus habeas corpus habemus papam ibid in absentia in camera in extenso in extremis in flagrante delicto in limine in loco parentis in media res in memoriam in nomine in re in situ in statu quo in toto in vino veritas in vitro in vivo inter alia inter nos inter vivos ipso facto lapsus linguae lex talionis loc cit locus standi magnum opus mea culpa mens sana in corpore sano mo modus vivendi mortui viventes docent mutatis mutandis nolens volens nolo contendere non compos mentis non sequitur nota bene novus ordo seclorum o tempora o mores pa panem et circenses pari passu pax romana per capita per diem per se persona non grata post hoc post mortem prima facie primum non nocere primus inter pares pro bono pro forma pro rata qed quaestio disputata quaestio facti quaestio juris quasi quid pro quo quidnunc quo vadis reductio ad absurdum res gestae rip sine die sine qua non status quo sub judice sub poena sub rosa sui generis tabula rasa tempus fugit terra firma terra incognita urbi et orbi veni vidi vici via media vice versa vita brevis vox dei vox populi vs

Key Stage Tests

ks1 suffixes

suffixes plural-noun suffixes

ks1 sentence level

sentence types subordination conjunctions coordination expanded noun phrases

ks1 punctuation level

full stops, exclamation marks, and question marks apostrophes capital letters commas in lists

ks1 text level

present and past tense present and past progressive tenses

lower ks2 punctuation level

commas after fronted adverbials

lower ks2 sentence level

expressing time, place, and cause fronted adverbials present perfect forms

lower ks2 miscellaneous

prefixes "a" and "an" plural and possessives

ks2 affixes

suffixes verb prefixes

ks2 punctuation level

apostrophes for plural possession commas to clarify parenthesis

ks2sentence level

active and passive voice formal and informal speech possibility adverbs and modal verbs relative clauses

ks2 text level

synonyms and antonyms

Irregular Verbs

glossary

important irregular verbs in English

"the big three"

the verb to be the verb to do the verb to have

next top 10

see say go come know get give become find think

a-z

abide alight arise awake bear beat begin behold bend bet bid bind bite bleed blow break breed bring broadcast build burn burst bust buy cast catch choose clap cling clothe cost creep cut dare deal dig dive draw dream drink drive dwell eat fall feed feel fight fit flee fling fly forbid forecast foresee foretell forget forgive forsake freeze grind grow handwrite hang hear hide hit hold hurt inlay input keep kneel knit lay lead lean leap learn leave lend let lie light lose make mean meet melt mislead mistake misunderstand mow overhear overtake pay preset prove put quit read rid ride ring rise rive run saw seek sell send set sew shake shave shear shed shine shoe shoot show shrink shut sing sink sit slay sleep slide sling slink slit smell sneak sow speak speed spell spend spill spin spit split spoil spread spring stand steal stick sting stink stride strike string strip strive sublet swear sweat sweep swell swim swing take teach tear tell thrive throw thrust tread undergo understand undertake upset wake wear weave wed weep wend wet win wind withdraw withhold withstand wring write

Interesting Words

favourite words, the top tens facetious latter

Collective Nouns

glossary

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ants apes baboons badgers bats bears bees birds blackbirds buzzards cats cattle chickens chimpanzees cormorants cows crows dogs dolphins donkeys ducks eagles eels egrets elephants emus ferrets finches fish flamingos flies foxes frogs geese giraffes goats goldfinches gorillas guinea pigs hamsters hares hawks hedgehogs hens herons hippopotamuses horses hyenas iguanas insects jackdaws jaguars jays jellyfish kangaroos killer whales kingfishers kittens lapwings larks lemurs leopards lions llamas magpies meerkats mice moles mongooses monkeys moose narwhals newts nightingales nuthatches octopuses orangutans ostriches otters owls oysters parrots peacocks peregrines pheasants pigeons polar bears ponies quail rabbits raccoons rats ravens rhinoceroses robins rooks seagulls seals sharks sheep snakes sparrows spiders squirrels starlings swans tigers toads tortoises toucans turkeys turtles vipers voles vultures wasps whales wolves woodpeckers worms wrens zebras

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