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Review Lesson 8

Review Lesson 8

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Review Lesson 8

Hello! We have learned a lot in these last few lessons. Let us take a moment to review what we have learned.

First, we learned how to form a simple question with “is there?” and “are there?” “Is there?” is used to ask whether a single occurrence of an item exists, such as in the simple question “Is there an apple?” This question is used to determine the existence of something, in this case “an apple”. If “an apple” does exist, the answer to this question would be “Yes, there is an apple.” and if “an apple” does not exist the answer would be “No, there is not an apple.” We ask “are there?” to find out if there is more than once occurrence of the item. We may ask “Are there apples?” If “apples” do exist, the answer to this question would be “Yes, there are apples.” and if “apples” do not exist the answer would be “No, there are not apples.” Notice that when the plural form “apples” is used, we do not need to use the indefinite article “a” or “an”. We learned that the answer to either of these questions can be “Yes” or “No”.

Then, we learned about the different colors, which are used in the exact same manner as adjectives. They serve to give us more information about a noun or pronoun. We also learned several names for the same colors which are equal to each other. For example, the colors “purple” and “violet” are exactly equal. People often use less common names of colors either to refer to a particular shade of a color, or to use a more poetic form of a color's name. If we are able to use adjectives in sentences, then using colors as adjectives will be easy.

Finally, we learned to use the words “also” and “too”. We learned that these words have the same meaning, but they are generally used in different places in a sentence. Both words are used to mean “in addition to”. The word "also" usually goes before the conjugated verb or right after the conjugated verb "to be". Using the word "also", we can say "I like noodles. I also like rice." When we use the verb “to be”, we might say "I am hungry. I am also thirsty." The word "too" usually goes at the end of the phrase or sentence, long with the changing verb forms that go with "too". If we want to say that we like both rice and noodles, using the word "too", we can say "I like noodles. I like rice too." We learned that when we use the word "too", we often use some special phrasing which makes the phrases shorter. If our friend says "I like noodles." We might say, "I like noodles too". To shorten the phrase, we can say "I do too."  An even shorter way to say it is "Me too." Using the verb "to be", our friend might say "I am hungry". We can add "I am hungry too," or we can say "I am too". An even shorter way to say it is "Me too."

Great! Now that you have reviewed each of these concepts, you have reinforced the knowledge you have learned thus far.