English Language Arts, Grade 7


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Study Guide Usage English Language Arts, Grade 7

USAGE What Is Usage? The way in which the English language is used is known as usage. To speak and write our language properly, certain rules must be followed. Examples: 1. a and an Use a before a word that starts with a consonant sound and an before a word that has a vowel sound (a cartoon, an orangutan). 2. split infinitives Modifiers should not be placed between to and the verb (to walk quickly). 3. bad and badly Bad is an adjective, while badly is an adverb. Try This! 1] People, like lawyers or teachers, use words and expressions that people in other jobs may not understand. These words and expressions are called _____. a] jamborees b] janitors c] jargon d] jaws 2] This sentence is written correctly. After her pedicure, Tamara's nails looked well. a] true b] false 3] This sentence is written correctly. Daniel has fewer friends than I. a] true b] false 4] This sentence is written correctly. When my little brother busted Grandma's vase, he got into big trouble. a] true b] false © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at