Ch 4: ACT English - Grammar and Usage: Tutoring Solution

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The English - Grammar and Usage chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about grammar and usage. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving grammar and usage required for the ACT exam.

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  • Begin your assignment or other ACT English preparation work.
  • Identify the grammar and usage concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our ACT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn grammar and usage and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, how to use idioms and phrasal verbs, sentence agreement, or any other grammar and usage topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT English preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT English topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the grammar and usage portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT English preparation
  • Don't have access to ACT English review materials

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Learning objectives

  • Find the subject in a sentence.
  • Achieve sentence agreement with atypical singular and plural nouns or pronouns.
  • Use the correct verb tense with a subject.
  • Recognize and know how to use the different types of pronouns.
  • Write idioms and phrasal verbs.
  • Avoid faulty collective ownership in writing.
  • Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs.

18 Lessons in Chapter 4: ACT English - Grammar and Usage: Tutoring Solution
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How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

1. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.

What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

2. What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

In this lesson, you'll learn what a verb is and how to conjugate verbs correctly to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples to help you understand verb conjugation.

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.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

4. 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.

ACT English Practice: Verb Tense and Subject-Verb Agreement

5. ACT English Practice: Verb Tense and Subject-Verb Agreement

Watch this video lesson to get some practice with two types of verb questions on the ACT English test: verb tense errors and subject-verb disagreement.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

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.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

8. 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.

ACT English Practice: Pronouns

9. ACT English Practice: Pronouns

Pronouns are tricky little beasts to master, but once you get in some practice they're not so bad. Work on your pronoun usage skills by walking through some practice questions with explanations.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

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.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

11. 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.

Using Prepositions and Correlatives

12. Using Prepositions and Correlatives

It's frustrating to hear 'because I said so,' but sometimes that's just the way it is. In this lesson, you'll learn two areas of grammar where you can't rely on patterns; you'll just have to memorize.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

13. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

14. 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.

ACT English Practice: Adjectives, Adverbs and Modifiers

15. ACT English Practice: Adjectives, Adverbs and Modifiers

Do you know your adjectives and adverbs pretty good? Hopefully not, because you ought to know them pretty well! In this lesson, we'll review the rules, and then, you'll get a little practice to let it all sink in.

Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

16. Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

Why do we need conjunctions? How are they useful in our writing? Read this lesson to unearth the answers to these questions and to discover the conjunction in a whole new way.

What Are Suffixes? - Examples & Definition

17. What Are Suffixes? - Examples & Definition

A suffix is an important part of language found at the end of many words. Suffixes can be the key to figuring out the meaning of a complex word. Let's take a look at suffixes and how they can work to determine a word's meaning or even part of speech.

What is Surface Structure? - Definition & Examples

18. What is Surface Structure? - Definition & Examples

You can do a lot more than just scratch the surface in this lesson on surface structure. Learn more about this feature of a sentence and see it in action with a few examples!

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