Ch 2: Basic Grammar & Mechanics

About This Chapter

Remember basic grammar and mechanics rules with this chapter of lessons that cover the purpose of descriptive linguistics, parts of speech and more. Take the corresponding quizzes to check your understanding.

Basic Grammar & Mechanics - Chapter Summary

Rediscover ways for determining types of sentences and other concepts under basic grammar and mechanics with this chapter of video lessons. See examples of the 4 main types of sentences are review the end punctuation used with each one. You can also study the following:

  • Purpose of descriptive linguistics
  • Definition and examples of the 8 parts of speech
  • Kinds of sentences, including simple and compound
  • The process for identifying types of sentences

Evaluate your understanding of the lessons by taking the brief quizzes at the end of them. Each lesson was prepared by one of our expert instructors. You can contact the instructors with any questions you have about the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Basic Grammar & Mechanics
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Developing Language Skills at the Word, Sentence & Discourse Levels

1. Developing Language Skills at the Word, Sentence & Discourse Levels

Your language learners can only develop their communicative skills if you guide them through the word, sentence, and discourse levels. This lesson discusses how you can work with your students throughout each of these levels.

Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

2. Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

The English language is complex, with multiple regional and dialectical variations. In this lesson, we examine the different variations of the English language in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

3. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

4. What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

This lesson will seek to explain the field of descriptive linguistics. In doing so, it will highlight the terms phonology, morphology, and syntax while discussing examples from around the globe.

What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

5. What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

If you can't tell the difference between a noun and a hole in the ground, that's because there isn't one! Come learn more about these and the seven other parts of speech and their functions in this lesson.

Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

6. 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.

Identifying Types of Sentences

7. Identifying Types of Sentences

Our language has four types of sentences. Watch this video lesson to not only learn the four types but also to discover the tricks to identifying types of sentences.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

8. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

9. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

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