The difficulty with handling such correlative conjunctions is that there are a few rules that one must apply for sentences that contain them. Today, I’ll be sharing these 3 rules that govern the usage of correlative conjunctions.Read More
Similar to the Grammar MCQ section, this section tests your knowledge of grammar items. The questions could be testing you on subject-verb agreement, (is, are, was, were), pronouns (we, ours, myself), prepositions (in, at, off), connectors (and, but, or) and phrasal verbs (put up with, drop by, broke into).Read More
We all know that transformation question types are bound to appear in almost every major examination once P5 begins. With so many various question types that may require a verb to be changed to a noun or vice versa, do you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin? Well, today we are going to look at 6 structures that require a noun to be used.Read More
In the final post for the series, I will go through errors in word forms and connectors. I understand that many of you are busy with common tests and I hope you have found the earlier tips useful as you revise for the Editing section.Read More
Happy post-National Day! We hope that everyone had a great time celebrating Singapore's birthday yesterday. It is definitely time for our children who are taking the PSLE to go full steam ahead with no more public holidays from now until the big P! We have had readers requesting for various topics to be covered on our blog to help prepare them for the upcoming exam and to start, we are going to look at the must-know sentence structures for sentence synthesis.
Here are 7 tricky structures that have stumbled children in the synthesis section. How many of these do you already know?
Hello again! I hope the first few weeks of the third school term have been kind to all of you. Editing is a section that takes up 12 marks in Booklet B of Paper 2. There are two main categories of errors that will be tested: Spelling and Grammar. Hence, it is essential for children to recognise which category that error is under before they even attempt the question. For spelling errors, the mistake is usually a mix of letters that will sound similar to the actual correctly spelled answer. As for grammar, the mistake will usually be a correctly spelled word e.g. practice, for, their etc but the wrong form may be used.Read More
Many kids attempt the cloze passage by filling in the answers as they read along. However, that often results in pupils missing out on contextual clues or making careless mistakes as they may not have read the sentences in totality before filling in the answers. Tried and tested, here is how a cloze passage should be completed to ensure maximum success.Read More