When To Use Colons By: Kay Y.

In language arts we had to do a project on grammar, and I chose when to use a colon. I had to work on a Keynote presentation. Some of the main rules that you need to know for when to use a colon is: only use a colon after a complete sentence. When you use a colon do not put a coordinating conjunction, like the words: and, but or for. Colons introduce lists and other nouns. One of the colon’s main uses is separating the author from the introduction.

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When To Start A New Paragraph by Michiko

When I first started this project I had no idea when to start a new paragraph but now I feel totally confident knowing what to do. There are a few basic rules to know when to start a new paragraph. First of all you should start a new paragraph for each idea. You should start a new paragraph when you are changing to a new time or place. Also you should start a new paragraph each time someone different starts talking even if it is the same conversation. Making a new paragraphs in your writing makes it look neater, easier to read, and easier to understand.

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How To Use Lie and Lay by Batu

I am going to teach you how to use lie and lay. The fastest way to learn the difference is this: Replace the word with the definition. The definition for lie is to relax or to recline. The definition for lay is to place something down. One more thing, the past tense of lie is lay but the past tense of lay is laid. So I am going to give you four examples and you have to find which is right and which is wrong.

P.S. Just type the letter and if you write wrong then explain and I will give the answers when at least five people post so encourage your friends!

A. I lay my books down on the table.

B. I lie my favorite book on the table.

C. I lay down.

D. I lie down.

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My Grammar Project by Franny C.

My grammar project was about complete vs incomplete sentences. I found out that there are two parts of a sentence:

The subject- who or what the sentence is about.

The predicate- what he/she/it is doing, will do, or has done.

I had some examples like: Peter walked his dog, and The dogs played on the floor. If you don’t have a subject, a predicate, or both, than it would not be a complete sentence. Even I, who knew some about this topic already, learned something. I’m not really sure why I chose this topic but it was one of the ones left when I went to get a topic. I also think that this subject sort of relates to me because I love to write stories and I like to know if my sentences are correct.

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Past tense vs. Present Tense by Miriam D.


This is my first slide! I thought this was a really fun project to do because I enjoyed using Keynote. I learned a lot. I found that it was easy to find things on past tense, but hard to find things on present tense. I guess more people have trouble with present tense. One interesting thing that I found was that the rule varies with regular and irregular verbs, as displayed on my first slide.

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Run On Sentences By: Ryan

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I chose run on sentences for my presentation in Language Arts class. I was very eager to present it because I just wanted to get it over with. I was nervous the whole LA class until the teacher called me up to present my Keynote presentation. Immediately, I felt eighteen pairs of eyes look at me. It actually went very smoothly. In the end I showed how to use the laser pointer by pressing on the iPad screen. I had a lot of fun. Did you know you can’t put a comma between two complete sentences? That is called a comma splice.

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Grammar Project By David P.

 In LA, we did a project about grammar. I did mine on the difference between lie and lay. To lie is to be prostrate on a horizontal surface by your own intention. To lay is the past tense form of lie, and it means to place an object on a horizontal surface. I used Keynote for my presentation, since I had started with MindMeister but I couldn’t figure out how to put images on it, so I switched. The format of the presentation was for the person to present, then questions were asked, and then two compliments were given. Some other topics were run on sentences, exclamation points, and when to start a paragraph. In all, the grammar project was a fun way to end the quarter.

 Image drawn in Skitch by me!

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Davi’s Grammar Project

In Mrs. Donnelly’s class, we had to make a grammar project on a specific grammar rule. I chose run-on sentences. I chose this topic because I always make run-on sentences. Then I don’t know if it’s a run on sentence or not. This just drives me crazy. So I decided to choose this topic for my grammar project. It was really fun to research it, and my presentation made the class laugh. It made me feel proud. Overall, I think that I did pretty well on my grammar project. People laughed, Mrs. Donnelly laughed, I had the correct info, and it was fun presenting. Those are the aspects of a good presentation and a good grade.

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