Ch 6: Writing - Standard English Grammar: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Writing - Standard English Grammar chapter of this SAT Prep: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master basic English grammar. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of standard English grammar.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering standard English grammar material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn standard English grammar. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding punctuation rules for standard English
  • 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 standard English 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 Writing - Standard English Grammar chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • 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.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Writing - Standard English Grammar chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any standard English grammar question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a standard English grammar unit of a standard SAT prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Basic rules for using commas correctly
  • Comma usage and contrasting sentence parts and clauses
  • Periods, colons, and semicolons
  • Identifying run-ons, comma splices, and sentence fragments
  • Spotting sentence structure errors
  • Recognizing subject-verb agreement errors
  • Noun and pronoun agreement errors
  • Agreement errors with adjectives, nouns, and adverbs
  • Avoiding incorrect collective ownership errors
  • Spotting parallelism, comparison, and correlation errors
  • Incorrect verb tenses
  • Strategies for correcting clause errors
  • Comparison examples and exercises of adverbs and adjectives
  • Dangling and misplaced modifiers

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Writing - Standard English Grammar: Help and Review
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Identifying Errors in Sentence Structure

1. Identifying Errors in Sentence Structure

There are many rules detailing how to build sentences. One mistake can change how a sentence is understood. This lesson discusses how to avoid some common errors in sentence structure.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

2. 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.

Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

3. Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

Agreement does not just mean sharing the same opinion. In grammar, agreement means so much more. Watch this video lesson to learn how agreement works in our sentences.

How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

4. How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

All sentences must have agreement. But what does that mean? How do you make words agree? Watch this video lesson to learn the answers to all your questions on agreement.

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 Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

6. How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

Ever write something that sounded just a bit off? You might be making simple errors with comparison, correlation and parallelism. Watch this video lesson to learn about these concepts and how to avoid misusing them.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

7. 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.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

8. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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