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Ch 1: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech

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Study for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam by rediscovering parts of speech with our fun video lessons. You can take the corresponding self-assessment quizzes to see which concepts you may need to look back on before taking the test.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you refresh your knowledge of subjects, verbs, nouns, and other parts of speech. You'll review the following to prepare for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam:

  • Identifying and giving examples of an antecedent
  • Understanding verb tense and subject-verb agreement
  • Defining the eight parts of speech
  • Avoiding errors of verb tense and subject-verb agreement
  • Identifying errors with adjectives, adverbs, nouns and agreement
  • Explaining misplaced modifiers and dangling modifiers

You can work through our instructor-led video lessons at a pace that's comfortable for you. Transcripts are available as a supplemental studying tool to reinforce key concepts. Using our unique studying approach can make test preparation more manageable.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech
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What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

1. 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.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

4. 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.

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.

How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

6. How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

All sentences must have agreement. But what does that mean? How do you make words agree? Watch this video lesson to learn the answers to all your questions on agreement.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

7. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

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