Ch 8: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Determiners, Clauses & Phrases

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Prepare for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing examination by reviewing this chapter's lessons on determiners, clauses and phrases. Test what you've learned after each lesson with our self-assessment quizzes.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Determiners, Clauses and Phrases - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's educational video lessons to answer questions on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing examination. Refresh your memory of determiners, clauses and phrases as well as other grammatical principles that build or enhance writing. Watch the lessons for assistance with:

  • Knowing when to use definite and indefinite articles
  • Understanding how to use gerunds
  • Using dependent and independent clauses
  • Identifying prepositional phrases

These detailed lessons help you review these topics as you get set for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing examination. The expert instructors present the information so that it is entertaining as well as explanatory. You can submit your questions on determiners, clauses and phrases and test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Determiners, Clauses and Phrases - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing examination could include some questions on determiners, clauses and phrases. The exam includes 36 multiple-choice section questions, which make up 75% of the overall examination score. The writing assignment portion is worth 25% of the score. You'll be allowed about one hour and 15 minutes to answer the questions and complete the writing assignment. These lessons could help you prepare for multiple-choice questions on these topics, and will also help strengthen your writing for the essay portion.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Determiners, Clauses & Phrases
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

1. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson on indefinite and definite articles. Find out when you should use which type of article and when you shouldn't use any article at all.

Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?

2. Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?

Take a closer look at the verbs and nouns we use in everyday language to help you understand gerunds. Watch this video lesson to learn the exact nature of gerunds and their purpose in writing.

Clause: Definition & Examples

3. Clause: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a clause is and how to use different types of clauses to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples to help understand the types.

What is a Dependent Clause? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Dependent Clause? - Definition & Examples

Dependent clauses are one of the building blocks of language. Learn the different types of dependent clauses and how they differ from independent clauses and phrases.

Independent Clause: Definition & Examples

5. Independent Clause: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what an independent clause is and how it's different from a dependent clause. You'll also learn some of the problems that writers encounter with independent clauses and how to correct them.

What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine the prepositional phrase, a grammatical tool that acts very much like an adjective or adverb. In other words, this type of phrase provides additional information about a noun or verb. Read on to learn how it works.

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