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Compass Writing Test - Errors in Grammar Usage - Chapter Summary
This chapter aims to provide you with techniques for ensuring the use of correct grammar. For instance, you'll learn that even when a subject and verb are inverted in a sentence, both must still be in agreement. The chapter's video lessons also teach you about pronoun fundamentals as well as the importance of keeping verb tenses consistent. Your knowledge of these concepts could benefit you when you're taking the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. After watching the lessons, you could know more about:
- Finding errors of subject-verb agreement
- Writing sentences with compound subjects
- Recognizing the differences between the six verb tenses
- Achieving pronoun-antecedent agreement
- Determining when to use a singular or plural pronoun
This chapter's video lessons are animated, fun and easy to understand. Ask questions of the lesson instructors or use the timeline to go back and re-watch specific parts of the video. Keep in mind that the lessons have corresponding written transcripts you can also refer to as you prepare for the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. Take the lesson quizzes and the practice examination to test your retention.
Compass Writing Test - Errors in Grammar Usage Objectives
Use your knowledge of grammatical errors and how to avoid them when you sit for the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. This is a test that requires your thoughtful answer to one essay question and is used to determine your placement in college English courses. Your ability to write clearly and logically at the college level will be assessed as you give your position on a specified topic. You must also be capable of developing effective arguments and counterarguments, using varied sentence structure and forming a strong conclusion.
1. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors
It's important that the subject and verb in every sentence agree in number. While it's often easy to make this happen, there are a few situations in which it can be tricky to achieve subject-verb agreement. This lesson explains how you can be sure to pair the right verb with a subject.
2. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense
In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.
3. Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns
It's sometimes not completely clear at first whether a singular or plural pronoun is necessary in a sentence. This lesson covers those confusing situations and explains how to be sure that you're using the right pronoun.
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Other chapters within the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- Compass Writing Test: Punctuation
- Compass Writing Test: Spelling & Capitalization
- Compass Writing Test: Nouns
- Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents
- Compass Writing Test: Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs
- Compass Writing Test: Modifiers & Clauses
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure
- Compass Writing Test: Organizing Your Writing
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Strategy
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Style
- Compass Writing Test: Rhetorical Devices
- Compass Writing Test: Using Source Materials