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Ch 4: 7th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter center on grammatically correct verb usage, verb tenses and subject-verb agreement. Students in the 7th grade can watch the videos, read lesson transcripts and take self-assessments to ensure they understand how to use the types of verbs effectively.

7th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement - Chapter Summary

To help reinforce what they've learned in language arts class, the lessons in this chapter can help clarify any confusion 7th graders may have about verbs and their correct usage. Each lesson contains a wealth of information presented in short, fun videos. Your 7th grader can improve his or her knowledge of the types of verbs, subject-verb agreement and verb tenses. The instructors for this chapter also cover ways to pick out errors in verb usage. After each lesson, students can take quizzes as well as a chapter exam to see how well they're grasping this grammar material.

Chapter Lessons & Objectives

LessonObjective
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & ExamplesStudents learn the different functions of action, linking and auxiliary verbs.
Verb Tense & Subject-Verb AgreementThis lesson covers present and past verb tense as well as the importance of subject-verb agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and PronounsThe instructor teaches students how to avoid subject-verb agreement errors involving uncommon nouns and pronouns.
What is the Progressive Verb Tense - Examples, Lesson & QuizStudents learn how the progressive verb tense is formed and how to properly use it in a sentence.
How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal VerbsIn this lesson, students discover what idioms and phrasal verbs are so they can incorporate them into their writing effectively.
What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & ExamplesStudents learn how to recognize transitive verbs as well as distinguish between transitive and intransitive verbs.
Identifying Errors of Verb TenseThe instructor discusses common verb tense errors and how students can spot them in their writing.
Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement ErrorsStudents examine typical errors in subject-verb agreement and how to fix them.
Identifying Errors with Indefinite Pronoun-Verb AgreementWith this lesson, students learn to spot and correct indefinite pronoun-verb agreement errors.
Using the Correct Verb with Compound SubjectsThe instructor teaches students how to pair compound subjects with the correct verb in sentences.
Active and Passive VoiceStudents learn to tell the difference between active and passive voice in writing.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: 7th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

1. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

Do you think that a verb is just a verb? Check out this lesson to learn about the differences among action verbs, linking verbs, and auxiliary/helping verbs.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

2. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

Learn all about verb tense and subject-verb agreement in our first lesson on this tricky topic. We'll look at examples to help you understand this concept.

Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

3. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

Subject-verb agreement is a tricky beast. Learn which uncommon singular and plural nouns and pronouns are most likely to trip you up when trying to craft essays with good grammar.

What is the Progressive Verb Tense? - Definition & Examples

4. What is the Progressive Verb Tense? - Definition & Examples

You've probably heard of past, present and future tense, but do you know there's a progressive tense? This lesson outlines the progressive tense and its use in our language.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

5. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples

This lesson covers transitive verbs. Learn how to define and identify these kinds of verbs with the aid of examples, and discover the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs. Then take a quiz to test your understanding.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

7. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

8. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

It's important that the subject and verb in every sentence agree in number. While it's often easy to make this happen, there are a few situations in which it can be tricky to achieve subject-verb agreement. This lesson explains how you can be sure to pair the right verb with a subject.

Identifying Errors with Indefinite Pronoun-Verb Agreement

9. Identifying Errors with Indefinite Pronoun-Verb Agreement

Pronouns can be a confusing and even tricky part of speech to use. This lesson delves into the indefinite pronoun and how to ensure correct verb agreement. A short quiz will follow.

Using the Correct Verb with Compound Subjects

10. Using the Correct Verb with Compound Subjects

Subject-verb agreement is essential in written and spoken communication. But what do you do with if there's more than one subject? Read this lesson to learn the rules for compound subjects.

Active and Passive Voice

11. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Chapter Practice Exam
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