Ch 7: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Understanding Grammar

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of proper English grammar. Through reviewing the content of these lessons, you will be well prepared to answer any pertinent questions on the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Understanding Grammar - Chapter Summary

This chapter aims to strengthen your understanding of basic grammar so you can successfully answer related questions on the English and language usage portion of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test. These lessons will explain the following:

  • Fundamentals of grammar
  • Parts of speech
  • Importance of sentence clarity
  • Subject-verb agreement, errors, and verb tense
  • Examples of antecedents
  • Points of view
  • Determining word meaning from affixes, context, and roots
  • Homonyms, homophones, and homographs
  • Rules of singular and plural nouns

This chapter, developed by an English expert, features brief video lessons that are accompanied by full transcripts. On these transcripts, you will find highlighted key terminology that will be beneficial in your studies. After you finish studying each lesson, you may take a self-assessment quiz that will help gauge how well you understand what you've just reviewed.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Understanding Grammar
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What Is Grammar? - Exercises & Overview

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!

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

2. 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.

Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

3. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

4. 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.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

5. 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.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

6. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

7. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

8. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

9. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

10. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

11. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.

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