Notes in Grammar spirals today about collective and compound nouns. Collective nouns are those that names GROUPS of things: flock of birds, a crowd of people, a family; compound nouns require two (or more words) but are actually only naming one person, place or thing. They come in three varieties: single word compound nouns (newspaper, grandfather), multi-word nouns (Hong Kong, The Country School, truck driver), and hyphenated words (son-in-law, artist-in-residence).
The balance of our time was spent finishing part 1 of Most Dangerous Game with reading partners, typing and sharing
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.