Ch 2: Sentence Structure - Understanding Grammar: Tutoring Solution

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The Sentence Structure: Understanding Grammar chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about sentence structure and understanding grammar for the NY Regents Exam. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the definitions and concepts involving sentence structure and understanding grammar required in a typical NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English review course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between independent and dependent clauses, and subordination and coordination.
  • Avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices.
  • Identify a sentence's subject.
  • Understand how to select subject and object pronouns.
  • Describe the differences between first-person, second-person and third-person point-of-view.
  • Learn how to ensure subject-verb agreement.
  • Differentiate between coordinating and correlative conjunctions.
  • Explain how to combine independent and dependent clauses.
  • Identify parallel sentences.
  • Describe ways to avoid 'mixed structure' sentences.
  • Learn the proper use of 'who' and 'whom', and 'whose' and 'who's'.
  • Explain whether gerunds are verbs or nouns.
  • Understand the difference between direct and indirect objects.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Sentence Structure - Understanding Grammar: Tutoring Solution
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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.

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