What Does the Colourful English Colour System do?
Colourful English uses colour to help you understand the function of each word, phrase or clause in a sentence.
The following colour code shows the colour we use for each different grammatical function in a sentence:
How Does the Colour System Work?
Nouns - Subject and Object
Main VerbMain Verb
Verb PhraseAuxiliary Verb/s Main Verb
Prepositional Phrase as AdjectivePreposition Adjective/s Object
Prepositional Phrase as AdverbPreposition Adjective/s Object
Infinitive Phrase as AdjectiveInfinitive Verb Adjective/s Object
Infinitive Phrase as AdverbInfinitive Verb Adjective/s Object
Infinitive Phrase as NounInfinitive Verb Adjective/s Object
Dependent Clause as AdverbConjunction Subject Main Verb Object
Colour System Examples
Ben and Rebekah are in the kitchen.
Ben loves cake.
Ben is hungry.
Ben is climbing down the rope to eat the cake.
Ben dropped the spoon while he was climbing down the rope.