Grammar 1

 

Memorization Work

It's time to memorize the glue words.

Step 1: Cheat Sheet

Print out this cheat sheet. It's a list of all the glue words. Stare at it long and hard.

Step 2: Flashcards

Make a set of flashcards:

    1. Print out this page.
    2. Cut out the flashcards and fold them in half.
    3. Tape the sides.

Step 3: Memorize!

    1. Start by memorizing a stack of 10 cards.
    2. Add more cards until you have memorized all the cards. (There are 116 cards altogether.)

Note: There is no quiz at the bottom of this page. However, soon you will take two big tests to see how well you have memorized the glue words!

about preposition
above preposition
according to preposition
across preposition
after preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
against preposition
along preposition
along with preposition
among preposition
apart from preposition
around preposition
as preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
as for preposition
at preposition
because of preposition
before preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
behind preposition
below preposition
beneath preposition
beside preposition
between preposition
beyond preposition
but (except)

"But" is almost always a fanboy. Rarely, it's used as a preposition that means "except". Here is an example of "but" being used as a preposition: "I like all the boys but him."

by preposition
by means of preposition
concerning preposition
despite preposition
down preposition
during preposition
except preposition
except for preposition
excepting preposition
for "For" is almost always a preposition. Rarely, it's used as a fanboy that means "because". Here is an example of "for" being used as a fanboy: "I ran away, for I was frightened."
from preposition
in preposition
in addition to preposition
in back of preposition
in case of preposition
in front of preposition
in place of preposition
inside preposition
in spite of preposition
instead of preposition
into preposition
like preposition
near preposition
next preposition
of preposition
off preposition
on preposition
onto preposition
on top of preposition
out preposition
out of preposition
outside preposition
over preposition
past preposition
regarding preposition
round preposition
since preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
through preposition
throughout preposition
til preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
to preposition
toward preposition
under preposition
underneath preposition
unlike preposition
until preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
up preposition
upon preposition
up to preposition
with preposition
within preposition
without preposition
and

fanboy
(coordinating conjunction)

but "But" is almost always a fanboy. Rarely, it's used as a preposition that means "except". Here is an example of "but" being used as a preposition: "I like all the boys but him."
nor fanboy
(coordinating conjunction)
or fanboy
(coordinating conjunction)
so fanboy
(coordinating conjunction)
yet fanboy
(coordinating conjunction)
for "For" is almost always a preposition. Rarely, it's used as a fanboy that means "because". Here is an example of "for" being used as a fanboy: "I ran away, for I was frightened."
then "Then" is technically an adverb, but you can think of it as an honorary fanboy.
after preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
although subordinating conjunction
as preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
as far as subordinating conjunction
as soon as subordinating conjunction
as though subordinating conjunction
because subordinating conjunction
before preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
even if subordinating conjunction
even though subordinating conjunction
if subordinating conjunction
in as much as subordinating conjunction
in case (that) subordinating conjunction
in order (that) subordinating conjunction
insofar as subordinating conjunction
in that subordinating conjunction
lest subordinating conjunction
no matter how subordinating conjunction
now that subordinating conjunction
once subordinating conjunction
only if subordinating conjunction
provided (that) subordinating conjunction
since preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
so (that) subordinating conjunction
though subordinating conjunction
till preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
unless subordinating conjunction
until preposition
or
subordinating conjunction
when subordinating conjunction
whenever subordinating conjunction
wherever subordinating conjunction
whereas subordinating conjunction
whether or not subordinating conjunction
while subordinating conjunction