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This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Y6 to learn how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity.
The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.
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What is a hyphen?
A hyphen is used to join words or separate syllables of a single word. They are important for making meaning clear.
When to hyphenate words
Hyphenate two or more words when they:
come before a noun they modify.
act as a single idea.
Hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity (eg ‘man eating shark’ versus ‘man-eating shark’, or ‘recover’ versus ‘re-cover’).
Hyphenated words - examples
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity
This resource is part of the Grammar Games collection.
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