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CEOE English: Grammar - Chapter Summary
The easy-to-watch videos in this chapter will help prepare you for the CEOE English test. They were developed for questions on the CEOE exam about grammar, with subject areas including:
- An overview of grammar
- An understanding of synonyms and antonyms
- The various types of metaphors and how to use them
- Punctuation and grammar development
- Proper usage of various punctuation marks such as the apostrophe, parentheses, commas, hyphens and dashes
- The rules of capitalization
- The types of pronouns and their correct usage
- The coordinating versus the correlative conjunction
- Understanding verb tense and the need for subject-verb agreement
- Recognition and usage of participles and infinitives
- The difference between adverbs and adjectives
Videos are short and informative, averaging 5-10 minutes, with a quiz for self-assessment at the end of each. If you need to re-look at any part of the video, you can use our handy timeline tool based on key words to go the exact spot for review.
1. What Is Grammar? - Exercises & Overview
In this lesson, we'll look at the grammatical structure of the English language. What are the basic parts of speech that make up the building blocks of sentences? Keep reading, and you'll see!
2. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples
We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.
3. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.
4. Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development
How do children learn correct grammar and punctuation? View this lesson to find out more about the stages of spoken and written grammar development, as well as how they tie in to the stages of punctuation development.
5. Apostrophe: Use & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.
6. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage
Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?
7. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions
In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.
8. 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.
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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives
Using verbs correctly involves knowing more than just how to express action in a sentence. This lesson will show you a few special types of verb forms - infinitives, present participles, and past participles - as well as how to use them.
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.
15. 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.
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Other chapters within the OSAT English (CEOE) (107): Practice & Study Guide course
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- CEOE English: Processing Information
- CEOE English: Listening for Understanding
- CEOE English: Presentation & Persuasion
- CEOE English: Social Interaction & Personal Expression
- CEOE English: Purpose & Types of Writing
- CEOE English: Informational Texts
- CEOE English: Process & Structure of Writing
- CEOE English: Sentence Types
- CEOE English: Sentence Structure
- CEOE English: Sentence Clarity
- CEOE English: Editing & Publishing
- CEOE English: Composition
- CEOE English: Research & Sources
- CEOE English: Critical Analysis
- CEOE English: Fundamentals of Language
- CEOE English: Fundamentals of Literature
- CEOE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- CEOE English: Renaissance Literature
- CEOE English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
- CEOE English: Romantic Prose & Poetry
- CEOE English: Victorian Literature
- CEOE English: World Literature
- CEOE English: Reading Comprehension Strategies
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