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Post by John Stedge on December 15, 2015

Thanks for the lectures I learned so much about grammar. I usually do not speak very grammatically.

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Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:16 PM

Post by Mohamed Elnaklawi on June 21, 2014

I have just seen every video of this course. Thanks a lot. It was a big help!   :-)

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Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:01 PM

Post by Lin Jiang on January 11, 2014

finished! I am really enjoy these courses. thank you

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Wed Aug 7, 2013 2:36 AM

Post by Beverly Terry on August 5, 2013

Thank you, Prof Hendershot! I just finished the course, and it has been very helpful. I wish a recommended workbook with answers had been part of the course. Shortly before finding out about I ordered the book Understanding and Using English Grammar (3rd edition) Workbook. Its sequence of topics are slightly different from this course, but now I can practice what I learned from you as I wait for the Advance Grammar Course.

Thanks again.

(P.S. Please comment on any incorrect usage above. Thanks.)

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Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:10 AM

Post by Alex Moon on July 10, 2013

The idioms I'm having trouble with is the ones they test on the SAT's.

For example, you are 'angry with' someone, but you are 'angry over' something. I not sure if you can get 'angry on'anything.

I learned recently that these count as idioms too, even if they are not as wordy as "cats and dogs"

Are these types of grammar included in this course, in a different section? Or are they pushed into Advanced Grammar? Because I need more practice with these!

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:55 PM

Post by Allan Oliveira on June 13, 2013

Finished! Thanks Rebekah! =)

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Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:47 PM

Post by Shachar A on June 11, 2013

I have just finished your course and it was a pleasure, Thank you


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • What is an Idiom? 0:33
    • Idiom
    • Metaphor
    • Examples
  • Source of Idioms 1:39
    • Old Tradition
    • Daily Life Experiences
    • References to Literature or Other Works of Art
  • How to Use Idioms 4:41
    • Examples
    • Make Your Own
  • How to Learn Idioms 5:42
  • Practice 6:43
  • Practice Answers 7:01
  • Practice Answers 7:57
  • Practice 2 8:52
  • Practice 2 Answers 9:11
  • Practice 3 9:24
  • Practice 3 Answers 9:38
  • Practice 4 10:10
  • Practice 4 Answers 10:29