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Ch 5: NYSTCE CQST: Verbs, Pronouns & Modifiers

About This Chapter

Work through this chapter to pick up insightful information that will help you adequately prepare for the NYSTCE CQST exam. This chapter contains information about pronouns, modifiers and verbs.

NYSTCE CQST: Verbs, Pronouns & Modifiers - Chapter Summary

In order to better your knowledge of grammar conventions and prepare for the NYSTCE CQST exam, use our short but comprehensive video lessons. They provide useful information about:

  • Subject-verb agreement and verb tense
  • Spotting subject-verb agreement errors
  • Finding errors in verb tense
  • Types and examples of pronouns
  • Using uncommon singular and plural nouns
  • Types and characteristics of modifiers
  • Interrupted phrases and compound subjects

Get help from our qualified instructors if you have any questions about the lesson material. While learning more about subject-verb agreement and other grammar-related topics from these lessons, use our self-assessment quizzes. They help you quickly gauge your knowledge and skills acquired from this chapter.

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: NYSTCE CQST: Verbs, Pronouns & Modifiers
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Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

1. 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.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Complex Subject-Verb Agreement: Inverted Order, Compound Subjects & Interrupting Phrases

4. Complex Subject-Verb Agreement: Inverted Order, Compound Subjects & Interrupting Phrases

Learn how subject-verb agreement is essential to written language. Three common problems with subject-verb agreement are discussed with tips for avoiding the most common errors.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

5. 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.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

6. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns

7. 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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

8. 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?

9. 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.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

10. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

11. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.

Modifier: Examples & Definition

12. Modifier: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we will explore the role of the modifier in the English language. You will learn how boring sentences would be without modifiers such as adjectives and adverbs. After the lesson, test yourself with a quiz.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

13. 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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