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Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary
Your 7th grader can use the video lessons in this chapter to enhance or strengthen their knowledge of the parts of speech. Typically under 10 minutes in length, the entertaining videos support what students learn in their language arts classes at school. The lessons cover the definitions and proper usage of nouns, adjectives, adverbs and more. Students can take short quizzes after each lesson and complete a chapter exam to gauge their understanding of grammar rules. They can even submit questions to the lessons' instructors for further help.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples||Students learn the function of nouns and the different types of this part of speech.|
|Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples||The instructor discusses the grammar rules for using nouns as subjects in sentences.|
|Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples||Students learn the rules, and exceptions to the rules, that govern the usage of singular and plural nouns.|
|What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types||Students discover how to make singular and plural nouns possessive.|
|What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition||In this lesson, students learn about subjective case and objective case pronouns.|
|What Are Personal Pronouns?||Students explore the function of personal pronouns and the rules of pronoun agreement.|
|Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive||The instructor teaches students the differences and uses between relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns.|
|Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples||Students learn to distinguish between possessive pronouns and contractions.|
|What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples||The lesson explains what antecedents are and the importance of pronoun-antecedent agreement.|
|Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples||Building on the previous lesson, this lesson covers the rules governing the use of compound antecedents.|
|Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement||Students learn the steps to take to ensure number agreement exists between their sentences' personal pronouns and antecedents.|
|Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns||This lesson instructs students on how to correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.|
|Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises||Students learn to distinguish between the function of adjectives and adverbs in sentences.|
|Conjunctive Adverb: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Students are given examples to teach them the purpose of conjunctive adverbs.|
|Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative||The instructor teaches students what conjunctions are and differentiates between the two types.|
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'll learn about the conjunctive adverb. The conjunctive adverb joins phrases or clauses together in a sentence, 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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