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Verbs, Tenses and Agreement - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter explore the different types of verbs and their relationship with other sentence parts in order to create a properly constructed sentence. Aside from the examples included in the lessons, this chapter also features transcripts from the video lessons, which will allow teachers and parents to have a point of reference when helping 8th grade language arts students with assignments for school. The middle schoolers can assess their progress in this area through the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples||Students learn the definition of these verbs, understand their function and view practical illustrations.|
|Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement||The relationship between the tense of a verb and its union to the sentence's subject is explained here.|
|Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns||This lesson explains different types of nouns and their use in subject-verb agreement.|
|What is the Progressive Verb Tense? - Definition & Examples||Instructors describe progressive verb tense and when to use it.|
|How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs||Students explore the meaning of idioms and phrasal verbs so that they can be used when writing sentences.|
|What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples||This lesson breaks down the meaning and use of a transitive verb.|
|Identifying Errors of Verb Tense||Students get an understanding of common verb tense errors and the six types of verb tenses.|
|Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors||This lesson shows ways to avoid subject-verb agreement mistakes.|
|Identifying Errors with Indefinite Pronoun-Verb Agreement||Discover tips for avoiding indefinite pronoun-verb agreement mistakes.|
|Using the Correct Verb with Compound Subjects||Instructors explain how to choose and use the right verb when there are compound subjects.|
|Active and Passive Voice||Students see examples and learn the differences between active and passive voice.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 8th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Figurative Language
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- 8th Grade Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Drama
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Informational Texts
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Writing
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Listening
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion