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Below is a sample breakdown of the Identifying Usage Errors chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors||Using compound subjects and simple sentences|
|Tuesday||Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors||Exploring subject-verb inversion and the use of prepositional phrases|
|Wednesday||Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors||Learning about indefinite pronouns|
|Thursday||Identifying Errors of Verb Tense||Exploring the use of past, present and future tense verbs|
|Friday||Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns||Learning how to use the right pronouns, and ensure that antecedents and pronouns agree|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns
It's sometimes not completely clear at first whether a singular or plural pronoun is necessary in a sentence. This lesson covers those confusing situations and explains how to be sure that you're using the right pronoun.
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