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Ch 23: Overview of English Grammar & Usage

About This Chapter

In this overview of English grammar and usage, you can review syntax in writing, personal pronouns, and more. The brief video lessons in this chapter can be a valuable resource to use when prepping for an exam or completing a homework assignment.

Overview of English Grammar & Usage - Chapter Summary

As you go through these lessons on English grammar and usage, you can get a better understanding of subject-verb agreement. Our expert instructors also explain the proper use of pronouns. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Recall the eight parts of speech
  • Provide an overview of verb tense and subject-verb agreement
  • Give examples of personal pronouns
  • Explain how to use uncommon singular and plural nouns
  • Discuss dangling and misplaced modifiers
  • Relate examples of syntax in writing

Our instructors provide plenty of examples to help you easily comprehend English grammar and usage. Each lesson includes a brief quiz to assess how much of the content you can recollect. To optimize use of this resource, you can print the quiz in worksheet form to study offline. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong, you can revisit that topic with a single click.

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Overview of English Grammar & Usage
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What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

If you can't tell the difference between a noun and a hole in the ground, that's because there isn't one! Come learn more about these and the seven other parts of speech and their functions in this lesson.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

2. 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.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

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