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Ch 4: GACE English: Grammar & Language Use

About This Chapter

Check out basic rules governing grammar and language use in this chapter's video lessons. A number of the terms you'll review in this chapter could make their way onto your GACE English assessment.

GACE English: Grammar & Language Use - Chapter Summary

Utilize this chapter's engaging lessons to brush up on punctuation, word types, and more so you're well-prepared for questions on these topics when they appear on the GACE English assessment. The chapter helps ensure you have a strong grip on:

  • Using parentheses and dashes
  • Apostrophes and commas
  • Capitalization rules
  • Pronoun types
  • Coordinating and correlative conjunctions
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Infinitives and participles
  • Proper use of adjectives and adverbs

You can view this chapter's videos from any web-ready device in addition to your computer, including tablets and smartphones. If there's a certain segment you'd like to reexamine, use the convenient video tags to quickly take you there. Assess your grasp of each topic by completing the chapter's practice quizzes, and then again at the end of the chapter with the comprehensive practice exam.

GACE English: Grammar & Language Use Chapter Objectives

The GACE English assessment gauges how prepared you are to perform as an educator in the state of Georgia. The exam will evaluate your understanding of grammar and language use and other essential components of English language usage. Grammar and language use questions on the assessment will come from the Language subarea on test II. Questions are multiple-choice and collectively contribute about 23% to your test II score.

15 Lessons in Chapter 4: GACE English: Grammar & Language Use
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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 Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.

Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development

4. Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development

How do children learn correct grammar and punctuation? View this lesson to find out more about the stages of spoken and written grammar development, as well as how they tie in to the stages of punctuation development.

Apostrophe: Use & Examples

5. Apostrophe: Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

6. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?

How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

7. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

8. 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.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

9. 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.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

10. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

11. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

12. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.

Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

13. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

Using verbs correctly involves knowing more than just how to express action in a sentence. This lesson will show you a few special types of verb forms - infinitives, present participles, and past participles - as well as how to use them.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

14. 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.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

15. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

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