Ch 7: AP English - Grammar Review: Tutoring Solution

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The Grammar Review chapter of this AP English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about grammar. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the grammar rules required in a typical AP English course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP English work.
  • Identify the grammar concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding nouns, adjectives and adverbs, subject-verb agreement or any other grammar topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the four types of nouns.
  • Describe the different types of pronouns.
  • Understand how to use personal pronouns.
  • Discuss the functions of action, linking and auxiliary verbs.
  • Compare and contrast adjectives and adverbs.
  • Learn how to use conjunctions to combine sentences.
  • Explain how to use prepositions.
  • Describe the uses of exclamations and exclamatory sentences in writing.
  • Distinguish between the different types of sentences.
  • Identify the different parts of a sentence.
  • Determine the subject of a sentence.
  • Learn how to write parallel sentences.
  • Differentiate between independent and dependent clauses.
  • Avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices.
  • Discuss the basic rules of comma usage.
  • Explain when to use commas with clauses.
  • Learn the proper uses of periods, colons and semicolons.
  • Understand how to ensure subject-verb agreement.
  • Explore the exceptions to singular/plural rules.
  • Avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers.
  • Identify faulty collective ownership.

18 Lessons in Chapter 7: AP English - Grammar Review: Tutoring Solution
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

2. 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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

5. 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.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

6. 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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

7. 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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

8. 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.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

9. 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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

10. 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.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

11. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

12. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

13. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

14. 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

15. 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 Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

16. 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.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

17. 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.

What is a Diphthong? - Definition & Examples

18. What is a Diphthong? - Definition & Examples

The diphthong is a grammatical term that relates to vowel sounds and how they change within the same word. Read on for a short definition and a few examples of what a diphthong is!

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