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NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English - Chapter Summary
As you study for the NES English Language Arts assessment, it's good to get reacquainted with concepts you haven't reviewed in months or years. Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of types of sentences in English so you're ready to address the following on the exam:
- Defining and understanding the complete sentence
- Exploring the meaning of the compound sentence
- Examining the meaning and concept behind the complex sentence
- Understanding compound-complex sentences
- Analyzing sentence fragments, comma splices and run-on sentences
The lessons provide a variety of conveniences you can take advantage of as you prepare for the exam. In addition to having access to expert instruction from the comfort of your home, you can watch the lessons from your mobile devices if you want to study on the go.
NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English Chapter Objectives
Many states require educators to take the NES English Language Arts assessment if they want to teach the subject in the secondary-level classroom and secure or enhance their teacher certifications. To get you closer to this goal, this chapter explores topics covered in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research content domain, which constitutes about 19% of the test. You can watch the lessons, access full video transcripts and take self-assessment quizzes to expand and test your knowledge of types of sentences in English.
The assessment consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, is taken on computer and lasts three hours. In most states, passing the test requires earning a score of 220. To pass in Oregon, you must earn a score of 236.
1. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition
Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.
2. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.
3. What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept
In this lesson, you will find out what a complex sentence is and how it's structured. You'll also learn about different sentence types and how dependent, or subordinate, clauses function in complex sentences.
4. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
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Other chapters within the NES English Language Arts: Test Practice & Study Guide course
- About the NES Test
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Points of View in Literature
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images