Ch 6: Parts of Speech in English Grammar

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Watch fun video lessons to strengthen your comprehension of parts of speech in English grammar. You can learn more about various types of nouns and verbs then test your understanding of the materials with short lesson quizzes.

Parts of Speech in English Grammar - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers entertaining video lessons that closely examine the parts of speech in English grammar. By watching the videos, you can refresh your knowledge of the different types of nouns, along with pronouns and personal pronouns. The instructors in the lessons also cover various types of verbs, including action and auxiliary, as well as adjectives and adverbs. You'll get a firsthand look at how contractions work and study up on antecedents. When you complete this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and give examples of nouns, singular nouns and plural nouns
  • Describe possessive nouns and collective nouns
  • Identify relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns
  • Define and use personal pronouns
  • Understand how to use nouns as the subject of a sentence
  • Explain the functions of action, linking and auxiliary verbs
  • Differentiate between participles and infinitives

The videos offer step-by-step guidance, along with entertaining visual effects that make the learning process fun. If you want to review the lessons in their written format, you can access video transcripts. You also can watch lessons on the go via your mobile device. At the end of each lesson is a self-assessment quiz designed to gauge your comprehension of the materials. You can also take a chapter exam that tests how well you understand all of the lessons. If you have any questions about the chapter, instructors are available to offer assistance.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Parts of Speech in English Grammar
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

A noun is a part of a sentence that identifies the places, things, ideas, people, events, and other objects. Learn about the definition of nouns, understand the two types of nouns, and explore how to use nouns in sentences.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

A noun is defined as a word which identifies a person, place, or thing. Explore how nouns are made singular or plural in the English language, basic rules, irregular plural nouns and exceptions to the rules.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

Nouns are words that represent a person, place, or thing, and possessive nouns are a type of noun that shows ownership by that noun. Dive deeper into the definition, examples, and types of possessive nouns, plus the importance of the apostrophe, singular possessive nouns vs. plural possessive nouns, and avoidance of confusing plural nouns with possessive nouns.

What Are Collective Nouns?

4. What Are Collective Nouns?

A collective noun is a noun that is used to denote a group of people or a collection of things that is referred to as a whole. Learn more about the definition and examples of collective nouns, how they are used as antecedents, rules for subject-verb agreement and exceptions to these rules.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

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

A pronoun is a part of speech that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase. Learn about the definition, types, and examples of pronouns, discover the two categories of personal pronouns -- the subjective case and objective case pronouns, and explore pronouns in compounds and pronouns in comparisons.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

6. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

Pronouns are words used as substitutes for nouns and proper nouns. Explore the different types and uses of relative and interrogative pronouns such as 'who' and 'whom,' as well as other types including possessive and reflexive pronouns.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

7. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Personal pronouns are words used to replace the subject or object of a sentence in order to make it easier for readers to follow. Discover what are personal pronouns, explore the difference between personal and object pronouns, see why pronoun agreement is important and what to do when the subjects' gender is ambiguous, and see which pronouns people often use in certain contexts and what does that say about them.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

8. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

The subject of a sentence is usually a noun that performs the action. Discover the grammar rules when using nouns as subjects, know how to identify a subject, and learn about the different types of subjects.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

9. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused because they might sound similar. Learn how to properly use apostrophes to form contractions with some examples, explore the definition of possessive pronouns and why they don't require apostrophes, and learn how to avoid further confusion.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

10. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

An antecedent is a word that a pronoun either replaces or refers to, and the rules of grammar require that a personal pronoun agree with its antecedent. Learn about antecedents, personal pronouns, and how to recognize pronoun and antecedent number agreement.

Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

11. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

A verb is a word that is used to describe action or occurrence. Explore the definitions and functions of the three types of verbs (action, linking, and auxiliary) through examples.

Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

12. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

Different verb forms are used in sentences to express actions occurring in the past, present, or future. Learn about three special verb forms (infinitives, present participles, and past participles), and know how to use them in sentences.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

13. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Generally speaking, adjectives are words that describe nouns, and adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Dive deeper into examples of adjectives and adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, rules for using them in sentences, and exercises and examples of their respective uses.

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