Monday, January 14, 2008

THE NITTY GRITTY

AN ESOTERIC SERIES - Part 1

Define "tense" as it applies to grammar.

Define "conjugate" as it applies to grammar.

Can you identify the names of the various tenses? (Hint: there are five.)

Can you conjugate a verb? (Try "have".)


A PRO CONSTANT

What is the error in the following?

"Police have said that none of the children were stabbed."
Roberta Pennington, "Father facing murder charges may have ties here", The Windsor Star, Monday, January 14, 2008.


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "didactic".
Define "didactic" and use it in a sentence.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Didactic" describes something educational or instructional, often in a moral way.

I love the new look of the site!

~a

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