Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Grammar-punctuation marks,The expansion of the short forms and compound words .

Read the following dialogue

Kala : You are very happy today. What is the matter?

Sheela : My father has planned to take us tos our village in Thanjavur.

Kala : But you can’t take leave from the school.

Sheela : We are not going now. We will be going to our village during the holidays.

Note that there is a full stop at the end of each sentence. The new sentence starts with a capital letter. Full stop and capital letter are a part of punctuation marks.

Read the following sentences:

1. I go to school at 8:00 a.m?

2. My father leaves his office at 6:00 p.m.

3. Our HM is a strict person.

4. The great Pyramid was built in 2600 B.C.

5. India will be a developed country in 2015 A.D.

The underlined letters are in short forms. We use these forms in daily conversation.

The expansion of the short forms are given below:

am - ante meridian (from midnight twelve o’clock to twelve noon)

pm - post meridian (from twelve noon to midnight twelve)

HM - Headmaster / Headmistress

BC - Before Christ

AD - Anno Domini (since the year of the birth of  Christ)  

The underlined  words  are  compound words  . They consist of two or more words

1. noun + noun
Example: school girl, text book

2. Adjective noun
Example: big bag, back seat

Match the words under A with their corresponding words under B.

A                                                B
1. tea                                        1. pages
2. baby                                     2. room
3. yellow                                  3. sitter
4. gold                                     4. pot
5. class                                    5. smith

1 comment:

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