Ch 10: GRE Analytical Writing - Grammar and Usage: Help and Review

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The GRE Analytical Writing: Grammar and Usage chapter of this GRE Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master grammar and usage. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of grammar and usage.

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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the grammar and usage chapter exam.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What is subject-verb agreement?
  • What is proper verb tense?
  • What are some common comma rules?
  • What are the main punctuation rules?
  • How do independent and dependent clauses differ?
  • What are pronouns?
  • What are personal pronouns?
  • How can I avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers?
  • How can I properly use idioms and phrasal verbs?

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: GRE Analytical Writing - Grammar and Usage: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

1. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

Subject-verb agreement is a tricky beast. Learn which uncommon singular and plural nouns and pronouns are most likely to trip you up when trying to craft essays with good grammar.

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.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

3. 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.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

4. 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.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

5. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

6. 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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

7. 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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

8. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Pronouns are great for making sure debaters don't have to keep repeating the other guy's name over and over again, but they have many other uses too! In fact, pronouns, you could say, make reading readable. In part one, we'll cover personal pronouns and how they're used before moving on to more esoteric varieties.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

9. 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.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

10. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

Conjunctive Adverb: Examples & Overview

11. Conjunctive Adverb: Examples & Overview

In this lesson, we'll learn about the conjunctive adverb. The conjunctive adverb joins phrases or clauses together in a sentence, connects the thoughts in one part of the sentence to another part of a sentence, and shows a relationship between them.

What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition

12. What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you'll learn what a proper noun is, how to tell a proper noun from a common noun, and how to make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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