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Part 1 Parts of Speech

1.1 Nouns

1.1A Noun Identification
1.1B Count, Mass, Collective Nouns
1.1C Plural & Possessive Nouns

1.2 Pronouns

1.2A Pronouns & Antecedents
1.2B Ambiguous and Vague Antecedents
1.2C Pronoun Case
1.2D Personal, Possessive and Indefinite Pronouns
1.2E Reflexive, Intensive and Reciprocal Pronouns
1.2F Interrogative, Relative and Demonstrative Pronouns

1.3 Verbs

1.3A Verb Identification
1.3B Transitive, Intransitive, & Linking Verbs
1.3C Verb Tenses and Forms
1.3D Auxiliary (Helping) Verbs
1.3E Verbs and Mood
1.3F Verbs and Voice
1.3G Verbals

1.4 Adjectives and Adverbs

1.4A Adjectives
1.4B Adverbs
1.4C Adverbial (& Adverbial Conjunctions)
1.4D Comparative & Superlative
1.4E Practice Distinguishing Adjectives & Adverbs

1.5 Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

1.5A Preposition Identification & Object of Preposition
1.5B Conjunctions (Coordinating, Correlative, & Subordinate)
1.5C Interjections

1.6 Review of Parts of Speech

1.6A Practice Distinguishing Parts of Speech

Part 2 Sentence Elements

2.1 Subject and Predicate

2.1A Simple Subjects
2.1B Complex Subjects
2.1C Subject Complements
2.1D Predicate Identification
2.1E Subject-Verb Agreement

2.2 Object

2.2A Simple Objects
2.2B Complex Objects
2.2C Direct Objects (Simple & Complex)
2.2D Indirect Objects (Simple & Complex)
2.2E Object Complements

2.3 Clauses

2.3A Clause Identification
2.3B Main & Subordinate Clauses
2.3C Noun Clauses
2.3D Adjective & Adverb Clauses
2.3E Practice Identifying Clauses

2.4 Phrases

2.4A Phrase Identification
2.4B Noun & Verb Phrases
2.4C Prepositional Phrase
2.4D Verbal Phrases (Infinitive, Participial, & Gerund)
2.4E Appositive & Absolute Phrases
2.4F Practice for Distinguishing Phrases
2.4G Phrase Functions

2.5 Sentences

2.5A Simple Sentence
2.5B Compound Sentence
2.5C Complex Sentence
2.5D Compound-Complex Sentence

2.6 Sentence Faults

2.6A Sentence Fragments
2.6B Ambiguous Modifier
2.6C Dangling Modifiers (Gerund, Infinitive, Participial, & Elliptical)
2.6D Shifts
2.6E Mixed Constructions

Part 3 Punctuation

3.1 Period, Question Mark, and Exclamation Mark

3.2  Colon, Semi-Colon

3.3 Dash, Slash

3.4 Commas

3.4A Compound Sentences
3.4B Adverbial Clauses
3.4C Restrictives/Non-Restrictives
3.4D Interjections
3.4E Conjunctions
3.4F Items in a Series
3.4G Appositives
3.4H Parallel Structures
3.4I Comma Splices
3.4J Preventing Misunderstandings

3.5 Ellipsis

3.6 Parentheses and Square Brackets

3.7 Apostrophe

3.8 Quotation Marks

Note:

Most of the topics in this course include an interactive testing box. The first question, however, is usually invisible. Simply click the Restart button on the testing box to see the first question. The problem disappears after that

The material in this course reflects the minimal requirements for high school graduates who are planning further education in 2- and 4-year colleges.

It is a good warm-up program for AP English studies and a prerequsite for the graduate-level studies at Free-Ed.Net.

Unless indicated otherwise, the links on this page point to The Basic Elements of English Grammar Guide at the University of Calgary.

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