Thursday, April 29, 2010

Practice Parts Of Speech

The University of Nottingham has a nifty online tool where where students can practice multiple parts of speech (adverbs, articles, etc.) with any piece of 300 word text they, or their teacher, choose. And it can be used with several languages, including English.

It's just a matter of pasting the text in, clicking a button, and you're presented with the exercise.

Monday, April 26, 2010

How well do you know the English language?

An ode of English Plurals

We'll begin with a box,
And the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox
Becomes oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose,
But two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose
Should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse
Or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house
Is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man
Is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan
Be called pen?

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