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Ch 23: Phrases & Clauses in Grammar

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Review clauses and phrases as they're used in grammar with the mobile-friendly lessons provided in this chapter. Our comprehensive study guide is made up of video lessons and quizzes that provide you with a convenient and flexible way to prepare for an upcoming exam.

Phrases & Clauses in Grammar - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline grammatical clauses and phrases in this helpful chapter. You'll study the definitions of indefinite and definite articles and compare dependent and independent clauses. After completing these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Define misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • Explain what a phrase is
  • Differentiate between the different types of phrases
  • Use correlatives and prepositions correctly
  • Describe a clause
  • Combine independent and dependent clauses
  • Outline coordinating and correlative conjunctions

If you're studying for an exam, you can feel confident you're learning accurate, thorough information when you review these professionally designed materials. Our video lessons are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature and are generally less than ten minutes long. To gauge how well you've understood the subject matter, take the short quiz you'll find after each lesson.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: Phrases & Clauses in Grammar
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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.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

2. 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.

What is a Phrase?

3. What is a Phrase?

In this lesson, we will define a phrase. We will then discuss the different kinds of phrases, look at examples of each, and then discuss how to use them correctly in writing.

Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

4. Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

The writing of a sentence begins with a phrase. In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of a phrase, the different types of phrases, and how knowing what a phrase is will improve your writing.

Using Prepositions and Correlatives

5. Using Prepositions and Correlatives

It's frustrating to hear 'because I said so,' but sometimes that's just the way it is. In this lesson, you'll learn two areas of grammar where you can't rely on patterns; you'll just have to memorize.

What is a Clause?

6. What is a Clause?

In this lesson, we will define what a clause is. We will then look at the different types of clauses, define each of the types, provide some examples of each, and then discuss why they are important in our writing.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

7. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses

8. Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses

Clauses are a great mystery to many people when dealing with our written language. Watch this video lesson to discover clauses and also to learn how to combine clauses correctly.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

9. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.

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