Ch 1: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Grammar & Punctuation

About This Chapter

Enhance your knowledge of punctuation and grammar by studying the topics covered in these lessons. This chapter reviews the concepts you'll need to know to answer questions related to these topics on the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Grammar & Punctuation - Chapter Summary

Grammar and punctuation are the foundational blocks on which writing is built. Without these core principles, meaning and comprehension get lost. Prepare for the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam by using these easy-to-understand lessons to strengthen your knowledge of grammar and punctuation principles including:

  • Writing and identifying parallel sentences
  • Types of phrases, including gerund, participial and prepositional
  • Independent and dependent clauses, as well as adjective clauses
  • Rules for using capitalization and correct punctuation
  • Deciphering commonly confused words

After thoroughly studying the concepts presented in these lessons, ensure you fully understand each principle by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These tools will help you identify if there are any areas you need to re-examine before taking the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam. Each quiz also has a printable version to use as additional study material. If you have any questions or need further clarification on any of these concepts, instructors are always available to offer their help.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Grammar & Punctuation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

1. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.

Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

2. Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

The writing of a sentence begins with a phrase. In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of a phrase, the different types of phrases, and how knowing what a phrase is will improve your writing.

Gerund: Phrases & Examples

3. Gerund: Phrases & Examples

What is a gerund? What is a gerund phrase? How do I use them in my writing? Watch this lesson to find out how to use this useful and versatile part of speech in your writing.

What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine the prepositional phrase, a grammatical tool that acts very much like an adjective or adverb. In other words, this type of phrase provides additional information about a noun or verb. Read on to learn how it works.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

5. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

Adjective Clause: Definition & Examples

6. Adjective Clause: Definition & Examples

An adjective clause is a group of words with a subject and verb that modifies a noun in a sentence. In this lesson, we will learn how adjective clauses work.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

7. 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.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

8. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Semicolon: Uses, Rules & Examples

9. Semicolon: Uses, Rules & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn how to effectively use a semicolon. Although many students shy away from using semicolons, you will see how easy it can be to incorporate them into your writing.

Commonly Confused Words in English

10. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support