In this video, we will explain direct and indirect objects. A direct object receives the action of the transitive verb and the indirect object receives the direct object. Examples are given.
Grammar and Usage
In this video, we will explain the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs. Transitive verbs require a direct object while intransitive verbs do not. Examples are given.
An inverted sentence occurs when the verb comes before the subject. Inversion is common in interrogative sentences and when adverbs or adverbial phrases, modifiers, and conditionals like so and such begin the sentence. Examples are given.
Subject-verb agreement is for the most part fairly straight forward, but can be tricky when you have compound subjects joined by nor and or, collective nouns, indefinite pronouns, singular nouns that end in s, the pronoun none, inverted sentences beginning with here and there, and sentences interrupted by phrases. Examples are given.
Comma splices, or comma faults, are common errors in punctuation. Most standardized tests will assess your ability to identify and correct a comma splice. In this lesson, you will learn 5 ways to fix a sentence with a comma splice. Examples are given.
Sometimes it’s hard to know which pronoun to use. Even native speakers get confused with subject and object pronouns. In this video, we look at the subject pronoun “I” and the object pronoun “me” and show 3 strategies to use these correctly. This is usually tested on standardized tests.
In this lesson, you will learn three easy ways to identify nouns: by using your senses, articles, and possessive adjectives. Examples are given.
In this lesson, we will learn about collective nouns. Collective nouns are a group of people or things taken as a whole. Examples are given.
In this lesson, we will look at abstract nouns. Abstract nouns may be confusing because they are not concrete persons, places, or things. You cannot use your 5 senses to identify abstract nouns, but after watching this video you will have a better understanding and will be able to pick them out in a sentence. …
In this lesson, you will learn about nouns: proper and common and their capitalization rules.