Introduction to language in essays
To produce writing that is grammatically accurate, you need an understanding of:
the ways in which we use different parts of speech (eg nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, preposition, conjunctions)
how to structure ideas within a sentence, an understanding of how we use the building blocks of language to construct grammatically accurate sentences (eg subject, verb, object, adverbial)
the ways in which different grammatical structures are used to express meaning (eg verb tenses to express time, structures to express cause and effect, structures to make comparisons). This week you will check your understanding of how we use different parts of speech and how we structure ideas within a sentence.
In the extract below from the essay on food waste a number of words have been highlighted. Think about what part of speech each word is and then watch the video in the next Step to check your answers.
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