So, today, mr. Pangier introduced the codify system to us. He explained basically all the functions and parts of speech there were. We focused on the two functions called the direct object and the appositive. The direct object is a noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb. The appositive is a noun, noun phrase, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it. As I said in my grammar learning philosophy, I had a lot of grammar practise, which means I already knew these, but not the English term for it. After that, we dissected our first sentence that involved mr Pangier with mr. Pangier.
9/02 Paragraph Learning
Today, we dissected another sentence. We focused on the appositives again today. I thought this sentence was quite easy to dissect. In the Netherland, we kind of dissect differently when it comes to parts of speech and functions. Also, here they for example don't state the adverbial, which we did do. Anywho, I guess that's easier, then. I did the homework sentence straight away in class and didn't find any trouble doing it. Also, today, I think mr. Pangier introduced the preposition and the object of the preposition to us. The preposition is a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause. Prepositions don't stand alone. They work in groups of words that we call prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase begins with apreposition and ends in a noun. That noun is called the object of the preposition.
9/12 Paragraph Learning
Today, we focused on the preposition and the object of it. In the last paragraph I explained what it was. We dissected a sentence that included a prepositional phase and so did our previous homework sentence, so we kind of tried to comfirm our knowledge about it, so if we now fully understanded it. In those 5 years I've never heard of the object of a preposition, so that's a new thing I learned grammar wise. I understood it directly and I liked learning something new that's quite easy and never even came up in the Netherlands. Also, today we got sentences where we had to add punctuation marks , otherwise we would be psychos, apparently. I learned where I must and can place comma's in a sentence.
9/23 Paragraph Learning
Today's in class sentence for me was a little bit confusing when we had to dissect it ourselves, because I was really doubting between which phrase was the direct object and which phrase was the appositive. The quote in the sentence is what confused me. When we did it with mr. Pangier it made more sense and then I understood again. I learned today that all I have to do is just ask question, such as what, who, when, how etc. The homework sentence was really very easy. So, I guess today I focused a lot on the appositive and direct object again. I think today, mr. Pangier also introduced the adverbial. The adverbial is a word or phrase functioning as a major clause constituent and typically expressing place ( in the garden ), time ( in May ), or manner ( in a strange way ).
9/25 Paragraph Learning
Today was our last grammar sentence dissecting day. This sentence was the hardest one we've done and I was very confused trying to do this by myself. I doubted, because I couldn't remember how to dissect a sentence that had two subjects and predicates. So, when we did the sentence with mr. Pangier again, I learned a lot about it and now know that you should basically jsut dissect them as two apart sentences, even though they're put together. I learned quite a lot in the lessons, despite my previous learning, and the last homework sentence was easy for me to dissect. Now, I can easily make my own sentences with the required functions mr. Pangier asks from us.
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