Posts in Grammar
20 Commonly Tested Phrasal Verbs!

Before going through these 20 phrasal verbs, let’s do a quick recap on what a phrasal verb actually is. Like I have mentioned in the earlier post, a phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase that contains a verb (e.g. break) and another element, usually an adverb (e.g. down) or a preposition (e.g. out). Sometimes a phrasal verb can contain both an adverb and a preposition (e.g. get away with).

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3 Common Grammar Misconceptions

“Why is English so confusing?” That is definitely a comment which learners of English make now and then. The strange, occasionally inconsistent rules of English grammar may prove to be too overwhelming for students. Take for example, we know that a singular noun agrees with a singular verb and a plural noun agrees with a plural verb, but we exclude singular pronouns “I” and “You” from this grammar rule. You cannot get away with saying “You is confusing me!” unless you are Yoda. (Confusing, it is.)

I am a strong advocate of practice makes perfect for grammar. However, I am an even stronger advocate of understanding grammar before blindly practising. Today’s blogpost will highlight three common grammar misconceptions as well as clarify them so read on!

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Paper 2: Don't lose the marks everyone is getting!

Today, I’m going to talk about how to check for Paper 2. Given that there are many components in Paper 2, it is impossible to check each and every question once through with your remaining time. As such, I’m going to share with all of you on the things which you can zero in on to check if you only have five minutes of your time left.

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PSLE English 2016 | Printable Ultimate Grammar & Synthesis Summary

Today, we are sharing two printable revision lists for your P6 children in this last lap. These two lists are consolidated based on what are essential for your children to take note of. Presented in a concise table, they are intended to help your children have an easy recapitulation instead of having to pore through the worksheets and revision papers. We know how frustrating it is when you cannot find that one tricky question which you are desperate to revise before the examination. 

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Primary English | Grammar: Find your helping words the iDoT way

We always say that grammar should not be about what sounds right but what is right. When answering grammar MCQ, it is a must for my children to highlight the helping words. This comes with some protests at first, especially from pupils who never had the habit of doing so. However, I always explain to the children the rationale for wanting them to do something and in the case of highlighting of helping words, they need to understand that the helping words are there to point them to the answer and most importantly, the highlighted words justify their choice

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Primary English Tips | Grammar Must-knows for MCQ

My children will know that I often talk to them about grammatical traps and the common errors that are made in the grammar MCQ section. Below is a list of these questions that children often make mistakes in. This list is helpful in highlighting the errors and how to attempt such questions but to do well, reading this list alone is not going to help. Practice makes perfect so do be diligent and practise if you really want to secure these marks.

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