About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the English Usage chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Issues with Subject-Verb Agreement||Using simple sentences that have compound subjects|
|Tuesday||Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors||Learning about subject-verb inversion|
|Wednesday||Indefinite Pronouns and Subject-Verb Agreement||Recognizing indefinite pronouns|
|Thursday||Identifying Errors of Verb Tense||Distinguishing among the six verb tenses|
|Friday||Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns||Learning the correct usage of indefinite and personal pronouns|
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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