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
We often use conditionals (if-clauses) in our speech but did you know that there are four different conditionals in English? Extending from our previous post on conditionals, I will be exploring this question type that commonly appears in both Grammar and Synthesis with you! Do watch it if you are keen to find out more!Read More
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.Read More
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.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
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?
With the examinations approaching, I am hoping to churn out a few more tips to aid in the children's revision. In the previous post, I had looked at Direct and Indirect Speech questions which are in statement form ("I am very hungry," said Jeff.). Today, we will wrap up sentence synthesis questions in this area by dwelling into the reporting of direct questions. (e.g. "Where did the boy go?" asked Maria)Read More
Sentence synthesis is about putting the original information together but in a different way. For different types of questions, there are different things to look out for when stringing the information together. Today, we will look at one of the hot favourites in examinations, transforming of direct speech to indirect (or reported) speech.
For this purpose, I am thrilled to introduce to you a new friend in this journey of English, Synthesis-on-a-stick.Read More
Recently, I have been receiving requests from my children, ranging from P3 to P6, to explain how "Who", "Whom" and "Whose", are different. These are actually known as relative pronouns (along with "which", "where" and "that") and they introduce relative clauses (I like to think of them as "relatives" like cousins who know you well!) which tell us more about a subject or an object. These relative pronouns are most often tested in the grammar MCQ section and in sentence synthesis. What information does each of these relative pronouns give?Read More