Ch 5: ACT English - Sentence Structure: Tutoring Solution

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

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other ACT English preparation work.
  • Identify the sentence structure 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.

Who's it for?

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

  • Struggle with understanding independent and dependent clauses, misplaced and dangling modifiers, comma splices, parallelism or any other sentence structure topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT English topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the sentence structure portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT English preparation
  • Need access to ACT English materials

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Review ACT English topics on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the difference between dependent and independent clauses.
  • Identify dangling and misplaced modifiers.
  • Organize and write parallel sentences.
  • Avoid run-on sentences and sentence fragments.
  • Learn why a comma splice should not be used with independent clauses.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: ACT English - Sentence Structure: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

ACT English Practice: Clauses

2. ACT English Practice: Clauses

Clauses are like the building blocks of a sentence. In this lesson, you'll learn how to manage the different types of clauses with some guided practice problems.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

3. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

ACT English Practice: Misplaced Modifiers

4. ACT English Practice: Misplaced Modifiers

Not knowing how to use modifiers properly, this lesson will help you figure it all out - including what's wrong with this sentence! Walk through three examples with explanations, and then try it yourself on the quiz.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

5. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

6. 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.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

7. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

ACT English Practice: Sentence Construction

8. ACT English Practice: Sentence Construction

Without proper sentence construction, your writing will be unclear, not to mention incorrect! Get some practice with ACT sentence construction questions here.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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