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Grammar

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Grammar Resources:


 

 

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Grammar Resources  Nouns and Pronouns  Verbs and Verbals  Adjectives and Adverbs  Conjunctions, Prepositions, and Interjections  Phrases and Clauses 
Sentence Types 
Fragments and Run-on Sentences
Comma Rules   Active vs. Passive Voice Pronoun Problems  Misplaced and Dangling Modifers 

 

THE PARTS OF SPEECH

 

 

Nouns and Pronouns:

 

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Verbs and Verbals:


  • IN OUR GRAMMAR GUIDE: Explanation of types of verbs and verbals and how they are used are found on pages 6-7 of our Grammar Guide.
  • More on identifying verbals.
  • More than you need to know about tenses.
  • PRACTICE EXERCISES:
  • A bit more about subject-verb agreement:

 

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Adjective and Adverbs

 

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Conjunctions, Prepositions, and Interjections

 

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Phrases and Clauses

  • IN OUR GRAMMAR GUIDE: Explanation of types of adjectives and adverbs and how they are used are found on pages 16-17 of our Grammar Guide.
  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • IN OUR GRAMMAR GUIDE: Need the answers for the practice activities in our Grammar Guide? Here you go!  
    • You might also want to take a look at this exercise
    • Here's fun site that uses videos and interactive activities to help you better understand what a clause does.

 

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Sentence Types

 

 

 

 

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UNDERSTANDING SENTENCE ERRORS

 

Fragments and Run-ons

  • A explanation of how to fix fragments and run-on sentences can be found on pages 23-29 of our Grammar Guide.
  • LEARN ABOUT FRAGMENTS, COMMA SPLICES, AND RUN-ON SENTENCES:

 

 

  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • Take some time to review the exercises on pages 24 and 28 of your Grammar Guide.  Find the answers HERE.
    • HINT, HINT - You might want to take this ONLINE QUIZ!
    • Here's some extra help: check out this page on fragments and this one on run-on sentences
    • And this is an AWESOME personalized quiz site.  When you go to it for the first time, cut and paste this code into the site: b71ba949  
  • MORE ON FRAGMENTS:
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  • MORE ON RUN-ON SENTENCES:

 

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Comma Rules or COMMAS RULE!

  • A explanation of how to comma problems can be found on pages 30-35 of our Grammar Guide.
  • LEARN ABOUT THE COMMA RULES:

 

  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • Take some time to review the exercises on pages 34 and 35 of your Grammar Guide.  Find the answers HERE.

 

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Active vs. Passive Voice

  • A explanation of how to fix fragments and run-on sentences can be found on pages 36-38 of our Grammar Guide.
  • LEARN ABOUT ACTIVE VOICE:

      

  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • Take some time to review the exercises on pages 37 and 38 of your Grammar Guide.  Find the answers HERE.

 

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Pronoun Problems

  • A explanation of how to fix pronoun problems can be found on pages 39-42 of our Grammar Guide.
  • LEARN ABOUT ACTIVE VOICE:

  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • Take some time to review the exercises on pages 40 and 41  of your Grammar Guide.  Find the answers HERE.
    • More practice exercises shared with the presenting group can be found HERE.

 

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Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

  • PRACTICE  EXERCISES:
    • Take some time to review the exercises on pages 49-51 of your Grammar Guide.  Find the answers HERE. 
    • Understanding misplaced modifiers - try this online quiz.
    • Grammar Girl has a great explanation of misplaced modifiers. Check it out HERE.

 

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