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Ch 2: Sentence Structure: Understanding Grammar: Help and Review

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The Sentence Structure: Understanding Grammar chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master sentence structure and grammar. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of sentence structure and grammar.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering comprehensive English material for the NY Regents Exam will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn comprehensive English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding verb tense, point of view or sentence structure
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about sentence structure and grammar
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the sentence structure and understanding grammar chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students will review:

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
  • Parallelism
  • Mixed structure errors
  • Gerunds

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: Sentence Structure: Understanding Grammar: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

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.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

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.

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

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.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

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.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

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.

Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

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.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Demonstrative Pronouns: Definition & Examples

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.

Base Words: Definition & Examples

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.

Conditional Words: Definition & Examples

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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