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Conventions of Written English - Chapter Summary
Explore these fun lessons to boost your knowledge of the conventions of written English. Each lesson covers a unique topic, enabling you to pace yourself as you study punctuation, spelling rules, capitalization and more. After completing this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the rules of capitalization in writing
- Share the rules and signs of punctuation
- Explain the correct usage and basic rules of commas
- Discuss the general rules of spelling English words
- List and describe commonly confused words in English
This chapter offers an informative online learning experience that lets you study the conventions of written English without setting foot in a traditional classroom. Enjoy access to entertaining lessons using any computer or mobile device anytime your schedule permits. Mini quizzes and practice exam make it easy to test your knowledge of these lessons. If you have questions or need to clarify details presented in this chapter, be sure to reach out to our subject-matter experts.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. General English Spelling Rules
In this lesson, we detail just a few of the numerous general spelling rules in the English language, while also taking note of the exceptions to each guideline.
5. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
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