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Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are designed to teach your 8th grade students about the basic parts of speech, including how to identify and use them in a sentence. The chapter includes multiple 5-10 minute video lessons that present grammar concepts in a fun, engaging way. Self-assessment quizzes, transcripts and a chapter test are also available.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples||Students learn to identify different types of nouns.|
|Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples||Instructors provide examples and discuss the rules for using nouns as a subject.|
|Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples||In this lesson, students can learn about the differences between these two types of nouns.|
|What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types||Instructors give a definition of possessive nouns and show how they are used in a sentence.|
|What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition||Types of pronouns are discussed in this lesson.|
|What Are Personal Pronouns?||This lesson includes an overview of the uses of personal pronouns.|
|Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive||Instructors provide examples of the different pronouns.|
|Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples||Students learn the differences between apostrophes used in possessive pronouns and contractions.|
|What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples||With this lesson, students can review the uses of antecedents in a sentence.|
|Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples||This lesson covers the rules for using compound antecedents.|
|Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement||Students learn how to make sure that pronouns and antecedents agree in number.|
|Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns||Receive tips on how to fix inappropriate pronoun shifts.|
|Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises||Students review the differences between adjectives and adverbs.|
|Conjunctive Adverb: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Students learn the definitions and uses of conjunctive adverbs.|
|Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative||In this lesson, students explore the use of conjunctions within a sentence.|
1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.
2. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples
A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.
3. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples
This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.
4. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types
This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.
5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.
6. What Are Personal Pronouns?
Pronouns are great for making sure debaters don't have to keep repeating the other guy's name over and over again, but they have many other uses too! In fact, pronouns, you could say, make reading readable. In part one, we'll cover personal pronouns and how they're used before moving on to more esoteric varieties.
7. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive
In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.
8. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples
In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.
9. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.
10. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples
You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.
11. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement
In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.
12. Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns
Pronouns are often a part of speech that are overlooked and misused. This lesson focuses on how to identify and correct erroneous shifts in pronoun use.
13. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.
14. Conjunctive Adverb: Examples & Overview
In this lesson, we will learn about the conjunctive adverb. The conjunctive adverb joins either phrases or clauses together in a sentence. The conjunctive adverb connects the thoughts in one part of the sentence to another part of a sentence and shows a relationship between them.
15. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.
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