Some suffixes help us turn some words into verbs. Now, study the following:
Suffix Original Word Verb
-ify beauty beautify
-ize synthesis synthesize
-en sharp sharpen
State what a suffix is in one sentence.
Write down three suffixes that can help change some words to verbs
Choose any two of the suffixes studied in this unit and find ten verbs that can be formed from each of them.
Adverbials are the words that tell us more about verbs. It gives additional information about verbs. There are various types of adverbs. Thus:
Adverb of Time: This tells us about a particular time that an action takes place. It answers the question when? E.g: early, late, today, tomorrow, next week, etc.
The students came early.
I will see you tomorrow.
Adverb of Place: This type of adverb tells us the exact place where the action takes place. It answers the question where?E.g.: here, there, inside, outside, indoor, outdoor etc .
They slept here.
Tell that boy to go there.
Adverb of Manner: This kind of adverb describes how the action is being carried out. It answers the question how? E.g.: slowly, quickly, hard, loudly, quietly, secretly, fast, etc.
The boy ran quickly.
The old man walks slowly.
Adverb of Condition: This is conditional adverb. It starts with: if, unless, except, in as much as etc.
The students will pass the examination if they study hard.
If there is enough time we shall have our meeting today.
Adverb of Frequency: This adverb tells us about how often an action or event takes place. E.g. always, frequently, often, normally, regularly, rarely, occasionally, etc.
He comes to school regularly.
They always go home.
Adverb of Reason: This type of adverb tells us about reason why an action is being carried out. E.g.
He passed because he worked hard.
The girl failed because she was lazy.
Adverb of Purpose: This tells us about the purpose for which the action was carried out. E.g. He ran so fast so that he could win a gold medal.
Intensifiers: These are words that make other words stronger, larger. E.g. very, too, much, fairly, so, highly, totally.
The house is very big. The house is big. (without intensifier)
It is so good. It is good. (without intensifier)
Let your light so shine.
TOPIC: Article Writing
An article is written for publication in a school magazine, foreign or local magazine, a newspaper, national or local journal etc. The topics of such articles may be narrative, descriptive, argumentative or expository. In this type of writing one has to be clear about what purpose the article will serve. Is it to educate, inform, entertain, argue a point, provide some clue to a problem or give certain instructions about how something is done?.
Essential Things to Note While Writing an Article for Publication
Recognize the audience for which you are writing. It is important to recognize the readership.
Recognize what type the topic of the article
Another thing to note when writing an article for publication is the consideration of probably what has gone before. Certain expressed their views on the topic you are writing about
Make your article to be interesting and captivating enough so that the editor will accept it and the public may read it.
Examples of Articles
Write an article suitable for publication in your school magazine on the effects of teenager marriage.
Many young people are taking to drugs these days. Write an article suitable for publication in a national newspaper on the dangers of drug abuse.
Write a story suitable for publication your school magazine on a memorable day in your life.
Features of an Article
Your article title should have a title which should be underlined if not written in capital letters.
An article is not a letter to an editor, so you should not write any address.
An article is a formal writing and as such you should use formal language. Do not use contracted forms or slangs.
Link your sentences and paragraphs effectively with linking words and expressions.
Write your name and class at the bottom right-side of your paper if it is an article for publication in a school in a school magazine.
Name the audience to whom articles could be written to.
Mention three features of an article.
Write an article suitable for publication in your school magazine on the effects of teenager marriage. Your essay should not be less than 250 words.