Language Stages

Language Stage Intermediate

Building phrases and early sentences and learning more about grammar and sentence structure: The child combines words in meaningful order. Use of grammar endings for -ing verbs, such as walking, as well as -s to pluralise nouns begins. Sentences will expand so you child can ask questions and make negative statements. Use of irregular past tense verbs, or those that create their past tense without adding -ed, such as ate, begins.

Words in Vocabulary Length or Phrase or Sentence Examples of Words
From 200 to 2000 words Typically have sentences 2-3 words or longer Dad helping, my cars, look it going, I saw bird, I fell down, Where is it?

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