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Ch 13: AP English: Sentence Basics

About This Chapter

This chapter will refresh your knowledge of sentence basics in preparation for the AP English Literature Exam. Types of sentences, parts of a sentence, and identifying the subject of a sentence are all part of the information found in the chapter.

AP English: Sentence Basics - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you review the basic elements of sentence in order to help you study for the AP English Literature Exam. The lessons cover topics like writing and identifying parallel sentences, sentence fragments, and types of sentences. After you review this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Identify the predicate, object, and clauses within a sentence
  • Demonstrate the process of identifying the subject of a sentence
  • Describe how to write and identify parallel sentences
  • Understand the use of independent & dependent clauses
  • Recognize sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences

This chapter provides brief and engaging video lessons that provide a quick review of the sentence basics topics that could could encounter on the AP English Literature Exam. Any questions or clarification you may have can be address by a professional instructor. Another component of the chapter is self-assessment quizzes, transcripts of video lessons, and flashcards. Use the Dashboard to monitor your progress through the chapter and the course.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: AP English: Sentence Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

1. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

Sentences can be categorized as simple, compound, and complex. In this lesson, you'll learn about all three, break down example sentences, and test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses

2. Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses

Some of the most basic sentence parts are subjects, predicates, objects, and clauses. In this lesson, you'll define these parts, learn how they function in sentences and discover why that knowledge is important for the AP test.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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