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Ch 10: Grammar & Sentence Structure

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This chapter makes it simple to study for and excel on a test that covers the basics of grammar and sentence structure. Review short lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes to quickly and easily boost your knowledge of this subject.

Grammar & Sentence Structure - Chapter Summary

Review fun lessons in this chapter to improve your understanding of antecedents, capitalization rules in writing, parallelism and other grammar and sentence structure topics. Our qualified instructors make it easy to brush up on your knowledge of this subject. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between active and passive voice
  • Avoid comma splices, run-on sentences and sentence fragments
  • Define dangling modifiers and misplaced modifiers
  • Explain the rules and signs of punctuation
  • Use periods, colons and semicolons correctly
  • Detail strategies and tips for correct spelling in written work
  • Share differences between homonyms and homophones

Get started by selecting and reviewing any lesson in this chapter that can help you understand grammar and sentence structure. If you want to test your knowledge of its contents, feel free to take its accompanying quiz before moving on to another lesson. Be sure to submit any questions you have about topics covered in the lessons to our experts via the Dashboard. Our practice exam can ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of this chapter before the day of your test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Grammar & Sentence Structure
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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.

Active and Passive Voice

2. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

3. 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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

4. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

5. 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.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

6. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

7. 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.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

8. 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.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

9. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

10. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

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