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- Take a look at examples of different types of nouns.
- Become familiar with the different types of pronouns.
- Describe the rules for using a noun as the subject of a sentence.
- Provide examples of possessive pronouns and contractions.
- Define antecedents.
- Explain the functions of linking, auxiliary and action verbs.
- Compare and contrast adjectives and adverbs.
- Discuss examples of indefinite and definite articles.
- Identify misplaced and dangling modifiers.
- Define predicates.
- Learn how to write parallel sentences.
- Determine the subject of a sentence.
- Discuss subject-verb agreement rules.
1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
A noun is a part of a sentence that identifies the places, things, ideas, people, events, and other objects. Learn about the definition of nouns, understand the two types of nouns, and explore how to use nouns in sentences.
2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples
A noun is defined as a word which identifies a person, place, or thing. Explore how nouns are made singular or plural in the English language, basic rules, irregular plural nouns and exceptions to the rules.
3. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types
Nouns are words that represent a person, place, or thing, and possessive nouns are a type of noun that shows ownership by that noun. Dive deeper into the definition, examples, and types of possessive nouns, plus the importance of the apostrophe, singular possessive nouns vs. plural possessive nouns, and avoidance of confusing plural nouns with possessive nouns.
4. What Are Collective Nouns?
A collective noun is a part of speech that follows specific rules. Learn the definition of a collective noun, how it agrees with verbs, and its role as an antecedent.
5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition
A pronoun is a part of speech that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase. Learn about the definition, types, and examples of pronouns, discover the two categories of personal pronouns -- the subjective case and objective case pronouns, and explore pronouns in compounds and pronouns in comparisons.
6. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples
The subject of a sentence is usually a noun that performs the action. Discover the grammar rules when using nouns as subjects, know how to identify a subject, and learn about the different types of subjects.
7. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples
In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused because they might sound similar. Learn how to properly use apostrophes to form contractions with some examples, explore the definition of possessive pronouns and why they don't require apostrophes, and learn how to avoid further confusion.
8. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun; it needs a noun to refer to, which is called its antecedent. Examine the uses of antecedents, learn about pronoun-antecedent agreement, and define indefinite pronoun antecedents.
9. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples
An antecedent is a word that a pronoun replaces or references. Compound antecedents are made up of two or more words linked together by ~'and~' or ~'or.~' Explore the definition and examples of compound antecedents in this lesson, as well as the number agreement rule.
10. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement
An antecedent is a word that a pronoun either replaces or refers to, and the rules of grammar require that a personal pronoun agree with its antecedent. Learn about antecedents, personal pronouns, and how to recognize pronoun and antecedent number agreement.
11. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples
A verb is a word that is used to describe action or occurrence. Explore the definitions and functions of the three types of verbs (action, linking, and auxiliary) through examples.
12. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives
Different verb forms are used in sentences to express actions occurring in the past, present, or future. Learn about three special verb forms (infinitives, present participles, and past participles), and know how to use them in sentences.
13. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
Generally speaking, adjectives are words that describe nouns, and adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Dive deeper into examples of adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, rules for using them in sentences, and exercises and examples of their respective uses.
14. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples
In grammar, articles refer to short words that introduce nouns. Learn about indefinite and definite articles, including their definitions and examples. Understand when articles should and should not be used and explore how to use articles appropriately to improve grammar.
15. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples
A predicate indicates the action being performed by a subject in a sentence. Understand the role of predicates in a complete sentence through a definition, its basic rules of usage, an explanation of subjective pronouns, and some examples.
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