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Ch 5: PLACE Elementary Education: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement

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Prepare for the PLACE Elementary Education examination by studying this chapter's informational video lessons on verbs, tenses and agreement. Showcase your expanded knowledge during the assessment as you pursue teacher licensure.

PLACE Elementary Education: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement - Chapter Summary

As an aspiring Colorado-based classroom teacher, you'll need a complete understanding of the English language. This chapter can ensure your mastery of verbs, tenses and subject-verb agreement. Use the numerous videos to study for the PLACE Elementary Education examination. Its online lessons will remind you of the rules for distinguishing between active and linking verbs and the six verb tenses as well as the active and passive voices. Explore the correct use of compound subjects and simple sentences, and learn to identify indefinite pronouns. These lessons could improve your ability to:

  • Use linking, action and auxiliary verbs
  • Recognize verb tense and subject-verb agreement errors
  • Ensure that the correct verb tense is used and that subjects and verbs agree in sentences
  • Consider context when working with uncommon plural and singular pronouns and nouns
  • Explain why the active voice should be used instead of the passive voice

The lessons are easily navigated with video tags, pause function and a counter. You can also utilize the full-screen feature and the volume controls for your convenience. When you take the short self-assessment quizzes, you can determine how ready you are for the PLACE Elementary Education examination's questions on verbs, tenses and agreement.

PLACE Elementary Education: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement Chapter Objectives

There are six subareas on the PLACE Elementary Education examination and each subarea includes multiple sections that focus on specific topics within the content area. The Language Arts and Literacy subarea will evaluate your understanding of the parts of speech, verbs, tenses and agreement. This is a paper-based assessment of multiple-choice questions. You must also complete an extended-response performance assignment. A test session is four-and-a-half hours long.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: PLACE Elementary Education: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

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

Do you think that a verb is just a verb? Check out this lesson to learn about the differences among action verbs, linking verbs, and auxiliary/helping verbs.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

2. 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.

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.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

5. 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.

Active and Passive Voice

6. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

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