This week, we are looking at an area that comes up frequently in the grammar SATs paper. Some words in English can be spelt the same way but be used as a verb or a noun. The children have sheets that they will need to complete and bring in for Friday’s lesson about this.
Word Classes (Verbs and nouns)
Noun: A word that describes an object or abstract idea.
Verb: A word or words that describe an action.
A simple way to use a word as a noun within a sentence is to use the determiner THE before the noun.
e.g. The point of my pencil is broken.
The word point is the noun in this sentence and it follows the word THE.
A simple way to use a word as a verb within a sentence is to use the words I WILL before the verb.
e.g. I will point to the word on the wall.
The word point is the verb in this sentence and it follows the words I WILL.
Using this strategy, the children will need to write a sentence using each word on the sheet as a verb and another sentence using the word as a noun.