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Ch 3: Sentence Structure & Variety

About This Chapter

Complete this self-paced study guide chapter to review the basics of sentence structure and variety. The chapter's fun lessons and quizzes are great resources for test preparation, homework help, tutoring and compositional skill development.

Sentence Structure & Variety - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll watch a series of English lessons that go over proper sentence structure rules. The lessons help you improve your ability to write clear, logical sentences, as well as avoid common mistakes related to sentence agreement, faulty comparisons and more. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Write clear sentences and structure them effectively in essays
  • Improve sentence structure and write logical sentences
  • Identify/avoid mixed structure sentences
  • Avoid faulty comparisons and collective ownership in sentences

The lessons are designed to be short and simple, and they each come with a multiple-choice quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the information. As you progress through the chapter, you can watch the lessons on any computer or mobile device and follow along with our printable lesson transcripts. You can also take the chapter exam to practice your sentence writing skills.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Sentence Structure & Variety
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Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

1. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

2. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

3. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

4. 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.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

5. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

6. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

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