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10 30-13

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10 30-13

  1. 1. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 10/30/13 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. IR 2. Grammar Assignments: -Grammar Lesson 5 (TH) -Grammar Test (F) -Comment on 2 students' responses (F) -Vocab Writing (F) 1
  2. 2. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 Chapter 9, Lesson 5: Problem Subjects Collective Nouns: -name groups of people or things- (group, crew, flock, etc.) -can take singular or plural verbs, depending on how they are used Singular: when it refers to people or things acting as a group EX: The faculty sponsors an art exhibit each year. Plural: when it refers to people or things acting as individuals EX: The faculty disagree on the rules of the exhibit. 2
  3. 3. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 Singular Nouns ending in s: -Some nouns that end in s or ics look plural but actually refer to singular concepts. -When they are used as subjects, they take singular verbs EX: measles, politics, mathematics, etc Titles: -titles of works of art, literature, and music are singular EX: The Outsiders is a popular young-adult novel. 3
  4. 4. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 Amounts and Time: -words/phrases that express weights, measures, numbers, and lengths of time are treated as singular. EX: Five hours is a long time to wait for lunch. Fractions -can take a singular or plural verb, depending on whether it refers to a single part or to a number of items. EX: Five-sixths of the canvas is blank. EX: Two-thirds of the paintings are abstract. 4
  5. 5. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 The news (promotes, promote) new arts and artists. Physics (was, were) studied by many sculptors. Picasso's Three Musicians (is, are) on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art. Twelve dollars (seems, seem) like a lot to pay for admittance. 5
  6. 6. Chapter 9 Lesson 5.notebook October 30, 2013 Write the following as sentences 1. 2/5 < 4/5 2. 0.6 < 0.9 Write one sentence using each of the five problem subjects below. 3. A collective noun used as a singular subject 4. A collective noun used as a plural subject 5. A singular noun with a plural form 6. A title 7. A measure 6

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