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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby wywy2 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:46 pm

He is ok, interested to learn tt's why his teacher suggested moving him up a level. TAS does not really screen students but they will give you feedback if they feel your child can be further stretched or if they feel your child needs more help. I know that some of the students who struggle more in the beginning are given extra help, they come earlier or they join an extra class.

Sure will pm you. I understand how it is to try to find the right centre for your kid, hope it helps but also take note that there is no 100 percent guarantee kind of centre:)

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby optimistforum » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:08 am

Can any English Teacher/Tutor help with the following question.

Write down the correct form of the verb.

(Is; are) any of your sisters married? I chose "Are", but the answer says "Is". Which is correct; please advise?
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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby optimistforum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:16 pm

optimistforum wrote:Can any English Teacher/Tutor help with the following question.

Write down the correct form of the verb.

(Is; are) any of your sisters married? I chose "Are", but the answer says "Is". Which is correct; please advise?


Surely, there must be a clever clogs who can help! Please!!! :?
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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby ning_akn » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:51 pm

Hi Optimistforum,

The answer should be is. My understanding as follows:

1) this is a subject verb agreement question
2) any is the subject of this question
3) any is an infinite pronoun which is singular, as such, answer shld b is.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby optimistforum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:03 pm

ning_akn wrote:Hi Optimistforum,

The answer should be is. My understanding as follows:

1) this is a subject verb agreement question
2) any is the subject of this question
3) any is an infinite pronoun which is singular, as such, answer shld b is.


Thank you ning_akn

The answer book indicated "is". But, to be honest I thought the answer was "are". With your rationale I can see the correct raesoning in your answer.
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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby ning_akn » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:13 pm

I double cfm with my friend who is an English tutor. She agreed with my reasoning too. But she did mention that in some countries, 'are' may be accepted. But in spore exam, there will only be 1 accepted answer and shld b is, unless the questions are worded differently.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby optimistforum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:31 pm

ning_akn wrote:I double cfm with my friend who is an English tutor. She agreed with my reasoning too. But she did mention that in some countries, 'are' may be accepted. But in spore exam, there will only be 1 accepted answer and shld b is, unless the questions are worded differently.


Thank you very much, ning_akn.

The question is from an old book from 1962, called Grading Exercises in English, and it is a supplementary book to the First Aid in English book series (they are both published by the same publisher). It is pitched at those preparing for UK Year 7 (i.e., Singaporean P6). It enhances and improves my DS's writing ability.
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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby ning_akn » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:44 pm

Woah.. that is really an old book!!! For me, I am using Zoom In Vocab for Creative Writing!

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby optimistforum » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:34 am

ning_akn wrote:Woah.. that is really an old book!!! For me, I am using Zoom In Vocab for Creative Writing!



Well, the old books are the same std as current Singaporean books. I actually had to make a special request at the British Library to photocopy the answers. They were not available on Amazon.

Fyi, DS is P3 and he uses the EPH Complete practice in vocab et al (P4). It is great for vocab and grammar
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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby jliam » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:49 am

May i know if there is any recommended centre for P1 english creative writing class in Seng Kang area?

My son is speaking and writing "rojak" English....but he enjoys writing though.

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