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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a sentence structure and understanding grammar unit of a standard NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English course. Topics covered include:
- Independent and dependent clauses
- Sentence fragments and comma splices
- Subject and object pronouns
- Subject-verb agreement
- Coordinating and correlative conjunctions
- Mixed structure errors
1. 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.
2. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
3. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.
4. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
9. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.
10. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Demonstrative Pronouns: Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and explains the grammatical use of the English words called demonstratives. It describes how these parts of speech function as pronouns and adjectives, as well as their relationship to nouns. The lesson includes a short quiz.
12. Base Words: Definition & Examples
Words in the English language can be made up of several different parts. Understanding those parts can help to determine the meaning of the word. In this lesson, we will learn what a base word is and how adding word parts, such as prefixes and suffixes, can create a new word.
13. Conditional Words: Definition & Examples
Conditionals are an important part of the English language. In this lesson, we're going to talk about conditional sentences and see what words are often used to communicate a condition.
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