A few corrections to be made

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Dawood Usmani

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Hi dear teachers!
Please correct the sentences if there are grammatical or logical mistakes.
By the end of the academic session children will be able to:
  • Become more familiar with basic English grammar and rules of use.
  • Become more comfortable and competent with using grammartical structures in conversations and writing.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of punctuation in writing.
  • Ask questions and respond to questions with accurate grammar.
  • Discuss and write about their educational, personal and everyday lives in the present and past tenses.
  • Apply standard English grammar in writing a paragraph.
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I'm a Brit but ,although not a teacher, I would have said as follows:

  • Be more familiar with basic English grammar and rules of use.
  • Be more comfortable and competent in using grammatical structures in conversations and writing.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of punctuation in writing.
  • Ask questions and respond to questions with accurate grammar.
  • Discuss and write about their educational, personal and everyday lives in the present and past tenses.
  • Apply standard English grammar when writing a paragraph.
Minor tweaks, but otherwise OK, as far as I'm concerned.
Bear in mind that these are bullets rather than formal, complete sentences.

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Bear in mind that these are bullets rather than formal, complete sentences.

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Thank you very much for your answer but what do you meant by the above sentence?
Looking forward to the answer....
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Once you go into bullets (note format), you are not fully guided by the normal rules e.g.:

Although an individual bullet may be read as:

" .... children will be able to ask questions and respond ..... ",

what you actually have is:

" .... children will be able to Ask questions and respond ..... "

If you try to write "ask" in lower case, MS Word will specifically correct you.

Also, items equivalent to "grammar and rules", had they not been followed by "of use", could have been contracted to: "grammar/rules".

If you are doing a Presentation, using MS PowerPoint and you want punchy one-liners then these are the techniques/tricks that you may use, without destroying the readability of the bullets.

Hope this helps.

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Once you go into bullets (note format), you are not fully guided by the normal rules e.g.:

Although an individual bullet may be read as:

" .... children will be able to ask questions and respond ..... ",

what you actually have is:

" .... children will be able to Ask questions and respond ..... "

If you try to write "ask" in lower case, MS Word will specifically correct you.

Also, items equivalent to "grammar and rules", had they not been followed by "of use", could have been contracted to: "grammar/rules".

If you are doing a Presentation, using MS PowerPoint and you want punchy one-liners then these are the techniques/tricks that you may use, without destroying the readability of the bullets.

Hope this helps.

Regards
So, should they write this way?
At the end of the academic session, children will be able to:
  • be more familiar with basic English grammar and rules of use;
  • be more comfortable and competent in using grammatical structures in conversations and writing;
  • demonstrate the appropriate use of punctuation in writing;
  • ask questions and respond to questions with accurate grammar;
  • discuss and write about their educational, personal and everyday lives in the present and past tenses;
  • apply standard English grammar when writing a paragraph.
Is my punctuation correct now?
Looking forward to the answer
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No.

Use capitals to start the bullets. As noted before, if you don't MS Word will make them capitals anyway, or suggest a grammar problem.

I actually use commas (or full stops) at the end of each bullet line.
If commas, then the last bullet has a full stop.

But then, that's just my personal style.
 
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