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Ch 33: NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English

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Take a closer look at types of sentences in English as you prepare for the NES English Language Arts assessment. Watch short video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to get a better understanding of this subject area.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 33: NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

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.

What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

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.

What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

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.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

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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