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.
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 the three types of conjunctions: coordinate, subordinate, and correlative. You will learn about the acronyms FANBOYS, THAMOS, and SWABITs.
In this video, we explain the 7 types of phrases in English Grammar. Learn about the noun phrase, gerund, participial, prepositional, appositive, infinitive, and absolute. Examples are given.
Learn how dependent and independent clauses work together to form simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
A sentence may consist of only two words, a substantive (noun or pronoun) and a predicate, verb or verb phrase. However, subjects and predicates usually include other words that explain or complete their meaning. Learn about the simple and compound subjects and predicates.