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Rebekah Hendershot

Rebekah Hendershot

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I. Parts of Speech
Nouns

12m 48s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is a Noun?
0:31
Where it Comes From
0:34
Definition
0:41
Think Johnstown
0:46
Find the Nouns Practice
1:04
Find the Nouns Answers
1:29
Singular and Plural Nouns
1:58
Singular Nouns
2:05
Plural Nouns
2:09
Singular and Plural Nouns Examples
2:26
Ends in S Sound
2:36
Collective Nouns
2:54
Definition
2:56
Treated as Singular Nouns
3:07
Collective Nouns Examples
3:20
Concrete and Abstract Nouns
3:46
Concrete Nouns
3:50
Abstract Nouns
4:07
Concrete Nouns Examples
4:20
Abstract Nouns Examples
4:42
Proper and Common Nouns
5:14
Proper Nouns
5:17
Common Nouns
5:25
Capitalization
5:41
Proper and Common Nouns Examples
6:06
Count and Non-Count Nouns
6:30
Count Nouns
6:34
Non-Count Nouns
6:47
Examples
7:13
Find the Nouns Practice
7:44
Find the Nouns Answers
8:25
Find the Nouns Practice 1
10:34
Find the Nouns Answers 2
11:12
Pronouns

13m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is a Pronoun?
0:33
Takes Place Of Nouns
0:48
Personal Pronouns
1:13
Singular
1:24
Plural
1:33
Find the Personal Pronouns Practice
1:43
Find the Personal Pronouns Answers
1:59
Possessive Pronouns
2:33
Function
2:37
Find the Possessive Pronouns Practice
3:01
Find the Possessive Pronouns Answers
3:16
Reflexive Pronouns
3:41
Function
3:46
Find the Reflexive Pronouns Practice
4:05
Find the Reflexive Pronouns Answers
4:24
Relative Pronouns
4:50
Function
4:52
Wait! What's a Clause?
5:04
Clause
5:09
Independent Clause
5:23
Subordinate Clause
5:31
Find the Relative Pronouns Practice
5:40
Find the Relative Pronouns Answers
6:00
Demonstrative Pronouns
7:11
Function
7:17
Find the Demonstrative Pronouns Practice
7:34
Find the Demonstrative Pronouns Answers
7:45
Indefinite Pronouns
8:14
Function
8:21
Find the Indefinite Pronouns Practice
8:48
Find the Indefinite Pronouns Answers
9:13
Interrogative Pronouns
9:49
Function
9:54
Find the Interrogative Pronouns Practice
10:06
Find the Interrogative Pronouns Answers
10:24
Telling Pronouns from Adjectives
10:45
How to Tell Apart
10:59
Examples
11:26
Find the Pronouns Practice
12:05
Find the Pronouns Answers
12:31
Verbs

11m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is a Verb?
0:41
Definition
0:55
Kinds of Verbs
1:28
Action Verbs
1:32
Linking Verbs
1:39
Helping Verbs
2:08
How Verbs Vary: Person
2:47
Person and Number
2:58
Follow the Verbs! Practice
4:03
Follow the Verbs! Practice
4:28
How Verbs Vary: Basic Verb Forms
4:49
Base Form
4:57
Present Participle Form
5:40
Past Participle Form
6:08
How Verbs Vary: Tense
6:43
Examples
7:13
Perfect Tense
7:49
Progressive Tense
8:26
Find the Verbs Practice
9:19
Find the Verbs Answers
10:01
Adjectives

18m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is an Adjective?
0:47
Definition
0:52
Placement in Sentence
1:04
Importance
1:26
Adjectives That Describe
1:36
Examples
1:56
Adjectives That Count
3:18
Examples
3:28
Adjectives That Specify
4:00
What They Point Out
4:08
Examples
4:25
Anything Can Be An Adjective
5:01
What Can Be An Adjective
5:10
Examples
5:20
Adjective or Noun? Practice
6:16
Adjective or Noun? Answers
7:00
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
7:56
What Adjectives Modify
8:00
What Adverbs Modify
8:24
Adjective or Adverb? Practice
8:54
Adjective or Adverb? Answers
9:33
Linking Verbs and Adjectives
11:05
What Are Linking Verbs
11:13
Examples
11:32
Using Adjectives Correctly
12:35
Adjectives Must Always Modify Nouns or Pronouns
12:39
Examples
12:54
Exercise: Find the Adjectives
14:11
Exercise Answers: Find the Adjectives
14:47
Exercise 2: Find the Adjectives
16:30
Exercise 2 Answers: Find the Adjectives
17:09
Adverbs

9m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is an Adverb?
0:22
Definition
0:25
Often Describes
0:36
Adverbs vs Adjectives
0:51
Distinction
1:19
Adverb or Adjective? Practice
1:42
Adverb or Adjective? Answers
2:21
Using Adverbs Correctly
3:52
Common Mistakes
4:08
Find the Adverbs Practice
5:15
Find the Adverbs Answers
6:01
Find the Adverbs Practice 2
7:24
Find the Adverbs Answers 2
7:56
Prepositions

11m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is a Preposition?
0:21
Definition
0:26
Prepositional Phrases
0:42
Examples of Prepositions
1:03
Anything You Can Do to a Log
1:45
Prepositional Phrases
2:56
Begin with a Preposition
3:02
Find the Prepositional Phrases Practice
3:27
Find the Prepositional Phrases Answers
3:43
Find the Prepositions Practice
4:39
Find the Prepositions Answers
5:02
Using Prepositions Correctly
6:53
Always Use in Prepositional Phrases
6:57
Find the Prepositions 2 Practice
7:40
Find the Prepositions 2 Answers
8:09
Find the Prepositions 3 Practice
9:42
Find the Prepositions 3 Answers
10:15
Conjunctions

19m 51s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is a Conjunction?
0:29
Definition
0:31
4 Kinds of Conjunctions
0:46
Coordinating Conjunctions
0:55
Definition
1:06
List of Coordinating Conjunctions
1:39
Practice
1:52
Answers
2:22
Correlative Conjunctions
3:50
Definition
3:52
List of Correlative Conjunction Examples
4:12
Practice
4:31
Answers
4:57
Subordinating Conjunctions
5:47
Definition
5:50
How They're Different
5:55
List of Subordinating Conjunctions Examples
6:16
Practice
6:47
Answers
7:15
Conjunctive Adverbs
9:41
Definition
9:46
List of Commonly Used Conjunctive Adverbs
10:15
Practice
10:48
Answers
11:13
Conjunctive Adverbs vs. Subordinating Conjunctions
12:44
Example
12:51
Find and Identify the Conjunctions Practice
13:37
Find and Identify the Conjunctions Answers
14:08
Using Conjunctions Correctly
15:18
Use Coordinating Conjunctions
15:22
Use Correlative Conjunctions
15:29
Use Subordinating Conjunctions
15:37
Use Conjunctive Adverbs
15:46
Use the Right Conjunction Practice
15:55
Use the Right Conjunction Answers
16:26
Find and Identify the Conjunctions Practice
17:39
Find and Identify the Conjunctions Answers
18:02
Find and Identify the Conjunctions 2 Practice
18:56
Find and Identify the Conjunctions 2 Answers
19:15
Interjections

7m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is an Interjection?
0:25
Definition
0:27
Examples
0:46
Punctuating Interjections
0:52
Followed by Exclamation Point
1:02
Beginning of Sentence
1:13
Classic Literature
1:28
Example
2:01
Common Interjections
2:27
Find the Interjections Practice
2:56
Find the Interjections Answers
3:17
Using Interjections Correctly
3:51
Punctuation to Use
4:06
Use Sparingly
4:37
Choose Your Interjections Practice
4:47
Choose Your Interjections Answers
5:14
Who Says It? Practice
5:45
Who Says It? Answers
6:10
Find the Interjections Practice
6:35
Find the Interjections Answers
6:57
II. Verb Forms and Tenses
Basic Verb Forms

11m 41s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is a Verb?
0:40
Definition
0:43
Five Major Kinds of Verb
1:03
Action Verbs
1:33
Examples
1:40
Linking Verbs
1:57
Replace with Equal Sign
2:07
Examples
2:15
Complement
2:49
Helping Verbs
3:02
Examples
3:20
Transitive Verbs
3:45
Definition
3:59
Examples
4:18
Intransitive Verbs
4:54
Examples
5:02
Basic Verb Forms
5:20
3 Basic Forms
5:38
The Base Form
6:06
Examples
6:35
The Present Participle Form
6:51
Created by Adding -ing
6:57
If it Ends in E
7:16
If the Last Syllable of the Base For Has a Short Vowel Sound
7:36
The Past Participle Form
8:06
Created By
8:09
Complications
8:26
Write the Verb Forms
8:52
Fill in the Blanks
9:15
Using Basic Verb Forms
10:05
Find the Verbs Practice
10:29
Find the Verbs Answers
10:53
Simple Tenses

12m 12s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is a Verb Tense?
0:33
Definition
0:42
3 Simple Tenses
0:51
Review of Basic Verb Forms
1:12
Definition
1:21
Present Participle Form
1:39
Past Participle Form
1:48
Single Present Tense
2:01
Third-Person Singular
2:16
Examples
2:29
Simple Past Tense
3:11
Form Past Tense
3:20
Examples
3:34
Irregular Past Tense and Past Participle
4:00
Most Irregular Verb
4:25
Irregular Verbs with Same Past & Past Participle Forms
5:09
Irregular Verbs with Different Past & Past Participle Forms
5:40
Irregular Verbs with Same Base
6:03
Learning Irregular Verbs
6:34
Best Way to Learn Irregular Verbs
6:44
Simple Future Tense
7:04
You It for 2 Kinds of Actions
7:13
Using Simple Tenses
8:01
Use it For
8:05
Examples
8:15
Use Simple Past Tense
8:36
Examples
8:42
Using Simple Future Tense
9:06
Examples
9:15
Using Simple Tenses Practice
9:29
Using Simple Tenses Answers
9:55
Using Simple Tenses Practice 2
10:37
Using Simple Tenses Answers 2
11:08
Perfect Tenses

11m 21s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is a Perfect Tense?
0:30
Definition
0:33
Form
0:50
Present Perfect Tense
1:04
To Form the Present Perfect Tense
1:07
When to Use
1:20
Examples
1:28
Past Perfect Tense
2:06
When to Use
2:14
Examples
2:37
Future Perfect Tense
3:08
When to Use
3:18
Examples
3:33
Irregular Perfect Tenses
4:18
Examples
4:32
Using Perfect Tenses Practice
5:08
Using Perfect Tenses Answers
5:44
Using Perfect Tenses Correctly
6:59
Present Perfect Tense
7:06
Past Perfect Tense
7:20
Future Perfect Tense
7:40
Using Perfect Tenses Practice 2
7:55
Using Perfect Tenses Answers 2
8:28
Using Perfect Tenses Practice 3
9:24
Using Perfect Tenses Answers 3
10:00
Progressive Tenses

12m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is a Progressive Tense?
0:36
What It Describes
0:40
Formed
0:55
Present participle Form
1:05
Present Progressive Tense
1:12
Form the Present Progressive Tense
1:15
Use and Examples
1:30
Past Progressive Tense
2:02
Formed
2:06
Examples
2:29
Future Progressive Tense
3:03
Form the Future Perfect Tense
3:05
When to Use
3:12
Examples
3:19
Perfect Progressive Tenses
3:45
Verb in Perfect Progressive Tense Describes
3:53
Form
4:13
Examples
4:24
Past Perfect Progressive Tense
5:05
Formed
5:08
Use
5:17
Examples
5:25
Future Perfect Progressive Tense
6:02
Form
6:04
Use
6:11
Examples
6:17
Using Progressive Tenses Practice
6:53
Using Progressive Tenses Answers
7:27
Using Perfect Progressive Tenses Practice
8:31
Using Perfect Progressive Tenses Answers
9:08
Use the Correct Tense Practice
10:12
Use the Correct Tense Answers
10:44
Conditional Tenses & Subjunctive Mood

10m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What are Conditional Tenses?
0:27
Definition
0:31
Two Parts
0:43
Conditional Tenses
1:13
If Your Statement States a Conditional Fact
1:14
Examples
1:26
If Your Statement Makes a Prediction
1:46
Examples
2:02
If Your Sentence Speculates About Something Unlikely to Happen
2:21
Examples
2:39
If Your Sentence Speculates About Something That Didn't Happen
3:21
Examples
3:44
If Your Sentence Speculates About Somethings That's Contrary to Fact
4:11
Examples
4:37
The Subjunctive Mood
5:09
Moods are Different From Tenses
5:16
When Subjunctive Mood is Used
5:32
Use to Describe Somethings Wished For
5:57
Use to Describe Somethings Requested
6:06
Use to Describe Somethings Contrary to Fact
6:18
Use the Correct Tense Practice
6:33
Use the Correct Tense Answers
7:08
Use the Correct Tense Practice 2
8:15
Use the Correct Tense Answers 2
8:56
III. Sentence Parts and Patterns
Subjects

15m 8s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is a Sentence?
0:43
Series of Words
0:48
Exceptions
1:01
What is a Subject?
1:09
Definition
1:10
Examples
1:24
Usually Comes Before the Verb
1:48
Exception 1
1:56
Exception 2
2:25
Exception 3
2:57
The Simple Subject
3:14
Definition
3:18
Examples
3:28
Can Be a Single Word, Phrase or Clause
4:29
Examples
4:44
The Complete Subject
5:29
Definition
5:32
Examples
5:39
Find the Subjects Practice
5:50
Find the Subjects Answers
6:09
The Understood Subject
6:54
Imperative Sentence
7:00
Examples
7:18
The Single Subject
7:55
Definition
7:59
Examples
8:08
The Compound Subject
8:46
Definition
8:47
Examples
8:54
When It's Joined by 'and'
9:34
When It's Joined by 'or'
9:46
Finding the Subject
10:27
Usually Find Near the Beginning of the Sentence
1:30
Sometimes it Comes Before the Subject
10:58
Never Part of a Prepositional Phrase
11:23
Examples
11:30
Find the Subject Practice
11:52
Find the Subject Answers
12:17
Find the Subject Practice
13:14
Find the Subject Answers
13:47
Predicates

13m 2s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is a Predicate?
0:25
Definition
0:28
Objects, Modifiers, and Complements
0:40
The Single Predicate
1:16
Examples
1:36
The Compound Predicate
2:35
Examples
2:48
Predicates and Sentence Patterns
3:24
Pattern 1: Subject-Verb
3:41
Pattern 2: Subject-Linking Verb-Complement
3:58
Pattern 3: Subject-Verb-Direct Object
4:23
Pattern 4: Subject-Verb-Indirect Object
4:51
Linking Verbs and Complements
5:16
Linking Verbs
5:19
Complements
5:25
Examples
5:40
To Be
5:59
Descriptive Verbs
6:08
Examples
6:23
If the Predicate Does Not Have a Subject Complement
7:04
Examples
7:13
Find the Predicates Practice
8:22
Find the Predicates Answers
8:44
Find the Predicates Practice 2
9:45
Find the Predicates Answers 2
10:14
Find the Predicates Practice 3
11:13
Find the Predicates Answers 3
11:44
Objects

11m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
0:24
Transitive Verb
0:28
Intransitive Verb
0:57
What is an Object?
1:18
Definition
1:20
Examples
1:36
The Direct Object
2:22
Definition
2:26
Examples
2:29
The Indirect Object
2:50
Examples
2:55
Object of a Verb vs. Object or a Preposition
4:24
Examples
4:38
Find the Objects Practice
5:40
Find the Objects Answers
6:04
Find the Objects Practice 2
8:05
Find the Objects Answers 2
8:24
Find the Objects Practice 3
9:48
Find the Objects Answers 3
10:11
Sentence Types

9m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
What is a Sentence?
0:24
Definition
0:27
Basic Order for Sentences
0:38
Four Common Subject-Predicate Patterns
0:50
The Simple Sentence
1:10
Definition
1:11
Examples
1:56
The Compound Sentence
2:11
Definition
2:15
Example
2:33
The Complex Sentence
2:59
Definition
3:02
Example
3:12
The Compound-Complex Sentence
3:47
Definition
3:51
Example
4:03
What Kind of Sentence? Practice
4:44
What Kind of Sentence? Answers
5:03
What Kind of Sentence? Practice 2
6:08
What Kind of Sentence? Answers 2
6:26
What Kind of Sentence? Practice 3
7:29
What Kind of Sentence? Answers 3
7:50
IV. Trouble with Verbs
Helping Verbs

8m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is a Helping Verb?
0:32
Indicate the Tense of the Base Verb
0:34
Two Kinds of Helping Verbs
0:56
Helping Verbs: Tenses
1:03
To Have, To Do, and To Be
1:07
Examples
1:16
Helping Verbs: Modals
2:02
Modals Defined
2:04
Examples
2:23
How to Use Helping Verbs
2:46
Use the Base Form After Modal Helping Verbs
3:02
Use the Base Form After Forms of Do
3:09
Use the Present Participle Form After Forms of Be
3:18
Use the Past Participle After Forms of Have
3:29
Be Should be Preceded by a Modal
3:40
Been Must be Preceded by Have, Has or Had
4:12
What Modals Mean
4:30
Will/ Would/ Could
4:37
Can/ Could
4:55
May/ Might, Can/ Could
5:08
May/ Might
5:22
Should (recommendation)
5:41
Should (expectation)
5:54
Must, Have To, Ought To, Need To
6:02
Use the Correct Helping Verb Practice
6:18
Use the Correct Helping Verb Answers
6:45
Use the Correct Helping Verb Practice 2
7:21
Use the Correct Helping Verb Answers 2
7:42
Infinitives & Gerunds

12m 50s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
What is a Gerund?
0:30
Definition
0:33
Functions as a Noun
0:46
Example
1:23
Using Gerunds
1:59
Used as Subjects
2:02
Used as Complements
2:14
Used as Objects
2:54
Use Gerunds After Certain Verbs
3:52
Examples
4:19
What is An Infinitive?
5:09
Definition
5:15
'To' Can Also Be a Preposition
5:38
Using Infinitives
6:15
List of Verbs You See Infinitives After
6:23
Examples
6:39
Use After These Verbs When Verb is Followed By a Noun or Pronoun
6:57
Examples
7:31
Infinitive or Gerund
8:23
Describing an Activity
8:31
Examples
9:00
Infinitive or Gerund? Practice
9:24
Infinitive or Gerund? Answers
9:55
Infinitive or Gerund? Practice 2
10:55
Infinitive or Gerund? Answers 2
11:21
Troublesome Verbs

10m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Pop Quiz!
0:41
Answer
0:52
Three Pairs of Troublesome Verbs
1:01
Transitive and Intransitive
1:15
Lay vs. Lie
2:07
Lie
2:09
Lay
2:18
Trick to Remember
2:46
Sit vs. Set
3:28
Sit
3:33
Set
3:52
Exception
4:05
Rise vs. Raise
4:23
Rise
4:28
Raise
4:42
Forms of Troublesome Verbs
5:12
Choose the Right Verb Practice
6:45
Choose the Right Verb Answers
7:10
Choose the Right Verb Practice 2
7:42
Choose the Right Verb Answers 2
8:20
Choose the Right Verb Practice 3
9:22
Choose the Right Verb Answers 3
9:43
Consistent Tense, Mood & Voice

15m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Consistent Tense
0:57
Common Mistake
1:00
Example
1:26
Should It Be In the Past Tense?
1:43
Should It Be In the Present Tense?
2:17
Consistency is a Matter of Avoiding Unnecessary Shifts
3:01
Example
3:14
Consistent Tense Practice
4:19
Consistent Tense Answers
4:41
Consistent Mood
5:31
Indicative Mood
5:44
Imperative Mood
6:20
Subjunctive Mood
6:59
Consistent Mood Example
7:24
Answers
8:00
Consistent Mood in Indicative Mood
8:26
Consistent Mood in Imperative Mood
8:47
Consistent Mood: Sometimes Shift is Necessary
9:16
Example
9:26
Consistent Voice
10:17
Active Voice
10:23
Passive Voice
10:36
Active Voice is More Direct and Engaging Than Passive.
11:08
Passive Voice is Correct When You Want to Minimize the Significance of the Agent
11:35
Passive Voice is Correct When You Want to Emphasize the Recipient of Action
11:53
Passive Voice is Correct When The Agent of Caution is Unknown
12:23
Never Allow Voice to Shift Without a Reason
12:53
Consistent Voice Practice
13:47
Consistent Voice Answers
14:16
Subject-Verb Agreement

18m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement
0:51
Number & Person
0:55
Rule for Single Subject
1:19
Examples
1:26
Compound Subject Rule 1
1:47
Examples
1:57
Compound Subject Rule 2
3:07
Examples
3:20
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Practice
3:42
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Answers
4:00
Distractions
4:24
Interrupters
4:37
Examples
4:48
Inverted Sentences
5:08
Examples
5:33
Tricky Subjects
5:59
Collective Nouns
6:05
Examples
6:30
Exception: Collective Nouns as Plural Form
6:51
Examples
7:23
Singular
7:29
Single Entities
8:14
Examples
8:44
Verb is Plural
9:39
Examples
9:57
Indefinite Pronouns
10:11
List of Third-Person Singular Subjects
10:25
Examples
10:47
Both, Few, Many, and Several are Always Plural
11:05
All, My, None, and Some Can be Singular or Plural
11:43
Relative Pronouns
12:38
Examples
13:10
Subject-Verb Agreement Practice
13:31
Subject-Verb Agreement Answers
13:59
Subject-Verb Agreement Practice 2
14:57
Subject-Verb Agreement Answers 2
15:21
Subject-Verb Agreement Practice 3
16:24
Subject-Verb Agreement Answers 3
16:55
V. Common Grammar Problems
Pronoun Agreement and Reference

19m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Kinds of Pronouns
0:47
List of Pronouns
0:54
Possessive Pronouns
1:41
Examples
1:48
Pronoun Agreement
2:21
Antecedent
2:45
Examples
2:51
Pronoun Agreement Practice
3:15
Pronoun Agreement Answers
3:33
Pronoun Agreement Practice 2
4:05
Pronoun Agreement Answers 2
4:32
Compound Antecedents
5:20
Examples
5:30
Compound Antecedent Connected by And
5:47
Examples
5:59
Compound Antecedent Connected by Or or Nor and Both Are Singular
6:21
Examples
6:51
Female and Male Antecedent
6:59
Compound Antecedent is Connected by Or or Nor
8:04
Examples
8:16
Pronoun Agreement
8:39
Examples
8:59
Collective and Other Singular Nouns
9:43
Definition
9:47
Examples
10:31
Collective and Other Singular Nouns Practice
11:04
Collective and Other Singular Nouns Answers
11:22
Indefinite Pronouns
11:47
List of Indefinite Pronouns
11:56
Cannot Pick a Pronoun Unless You Know It's the Same Gender
12:22
Generic Nouns
13:03
Incorrect
13:11
Correct
13:36
Use the Right Pronoun Practice
14:02
Use the Right Pronoun Answers
14:24
Unclear References
15:19
Ambiguous References
15:24
How to Fix It
15:42
Vague References
15:55
How to Fix It
16:16
Overly Broad References
16:32
How to Fix It
17:02
Use the Right Pronoun Practice 2
17:22
Use the Right Pronoun Answers 2
17:48
Pronoun Case & Relative Pronouns

14m 48s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:11
Relative Pronouns
1:08
Use Who/ Whom/ Whose
1:26
Use Which/ That
1:34
Pronouns Case
2:17
Subjective Case
2:28
Objective Case
3:04
Possessive Case
3:55
Use Subjective Case
4:17
Comparative Statements Practice
5:31
Comparative Statements Answers
5:45
Modifiers
6:34
Examples
6:44
Modifiers Practice
7:49
Modifiers Answers
8:10
We vs. Us
8:58
Examples
9:18
Who vs. Whom
10:08
Rule
10:16
Examples
10:26
Practice
11:31
Practice Answers
12:04
Practice 2
13:18
Practice 2 Answers
13:43
Modifiers & Their Placement

19m 13s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Adjective and Adverbs
0:45
Adjectives
0:50
Examples
1:01
Adverbs
1:19
Examples
1:36
Say What You Mean!
1:54
Good and Bad, Well and Badly
2:39
Good and Bad
2:43
Well and Badly
2:57
Well = Adjective
3:18
Good and Bad, Well and Badly Practice
3:50
Good and Bad, Well and Badly Answers and split infinitives.
4:08
Comparisons
4:36
Three Forms
4:40
Use Comparative to Compare Two Things
4:59
Examples
5:23
Use Superlative to Compare Three Things
5:54
Examples
6:27
Two Sets of Words That Have Irregular Forms
6:41
Comparisons Practice
6:59
Double Comparisons and Double Negatives
7:35
Comparative and Superlative Take Only One Form
7:39
Examples
7:55
One Negative to Express a Negative Meaning
8:13
Examples
8:27
Hardly, Barely, and Scarcely
8:50
Examples
9:09
Double Comparisons and Double Negatives Practice
9:19
Double Comparisons and Double Negatives Answers
9:36
Modifier Placement
9:59
Misplaced Modifier
10:08
Examples
10:18
More Exanples
10:48
Dangling Modifiers
11:23
Definition
11:26
Example
11:44
Fix a Dangling Modifier
12:08
Examples
12:20
Dangling Modifiers Practice
12:43
Dangling Modifiers Answers
13:01
Limiting Modifiers
13:52
Includes This List of Adverbs
13:57
Examples
14:07
Changing the Placement
14:25
Interrupting Modifiers
15:25
Examples
15:45
Who, That, and Which Clauses
16:05
Examples
16:21
Split Infinitives
16:52
Examples
17:23
Modifiers Practice
17:43
Modifiers Answers
18:10
Articles

17m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is an Article?
0:42
Indefinite Articles
0:56
Definite Article
1:08
Examples
1:19
Indefinite Articles: A & An
1:39
Examples
1:48
When to Use 'A' and 'An'
1:59
It's About the Next Sound You Pronounce, Not Letter
2:46
Use 'An' for a Singular Noun Beginning with a Vowel
3:27
For Acronyms, Go By the Sound
3:34
Words Beginning with the Letter H
4:08
When the Noun is Preceded by an Adjective
4:55
Definite Article: The
5:27
When Is 'The' Used
5:34
Examples
5:48
Count and Noncount Nouns
6:23
Count Nouns
6:30
Noncount Nouns
6:39
'The' Can be Used with Both
6:56
Examples
7:12
'A' and 'An' Can Only Be Used with Count Nouns
7:34
Examples
7:42
Geography
7:56
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Most Countries
8:08
Exceptions
8:26
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Cities, Towns or States
8:39
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Streets
8:49
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Lakes and Bays
9:02
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Mountains
9:10
Do Not Use 'The' Before the Names of Continents and Islands
9:37
Do Use 'The' Before the Names of Rivers, Oceans, and Seas
9:56
Do Use 'The' Before Groups of Lakes and Points no the Globe
10:08
Do Use 'The' Before Geographical Areas
10:25
When to Use Articles
10:47
Languages and Nationalities Don't Take Articles
11:12
Sports Don't Take Articles
11:49
Name of Academic Subjects Don't Take Articles
12:05
A Noun May Need One When Used as an Adjective
12:21
Practice
12:58
Practice Answers
13:35
Practice 2
14:24
Practice Answers 2
14:59
Practice 3
16:21
Practice Answers 3
16:48
Commonly Confused Words

11m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Affect / Effect
0:40
Affect
0:43
Effect
1:10
Fewer/ Less
1:40
Fewer
1:51
Less
1:59
Imply/ Infer
2:19
Imply
2:29
Infer
2:39
It's/ Its
3:10
It's
3:14
Its
3:21
Lie/ Lay
4:04
Lie
4:09
Lay
4:12
Than/ Then
4:49
Than
4:54
Then
4:58
That/ Which
5:35
That
5:40
Which
5:50
Their/ There/ They're
7:18
Their
7:25
There
7:31
They're
7:36
Who/ Whom
8:11
Who
8:28
Whom
8:35
Your/ You're
9:53
Your
10:04
You're
10:12
VI. Common Sentence Problems
Sentence Fragments

15m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Sentence Boundaries
0:38
Fragments and Run-Ons
0:51
Phrases and Clauses
1:11
Phrase
1:19
Clause
2:00
Independent Clause
2:09
Dependent Clause
2:30
Practice: Phrases and Clauses
3:20
Practice Answers: Phrases and Clauses
3:49
Phrases and Clauses
4:48
Sentence
4:56
Multiple Independent and Dependent Clause
5:12
Sentence Fragments
5:48
Examples
6:02
Subordinate Clause
6:21
How to Fix the Subordinate Clause to Independent Clause
7:01
Participial Phrases
7:56
Fix Participial Phrases
8:43
Fragment Missing Subject and Verb
9:21
How to Fix This
9:59
Use Fragments For Effect
10:19
Sentence Fragments Practice
11:48
Sentence Fragments Answers
12:08
Practice
12:47
Practice Answers
13:27
Run-On Sentences

12m 13s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Sentence Boundaries
0:29
Fragments and Run-Ons
0:45
Phrases and Clauses
1:02
Phrase
1:10
Clause
1:39
Independent Clause
1:50
Run-On Sentences
2:31
Run-On
2:54
Fused Sentence
3:25
Comma Splice
4:07
Run-On Sentences Practice
4:43
Run-On Sentences Answers
5:10
Run-On Sentences
5:52
Separate Clauses with a Period
6:00
Separate Clauses with a Comma and Coordinating Conjunction
6:29
Separate Clauses with a Semicolon
7:04
Separate Clauses with a Colon or a Dash
8:09
Turn One Clause Into a Subordinate Clause or Modifier
9:04
Practice
10:08
Practice Answers
10:41
Parallelism

8m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Parallelism?
0:28
Definition
0:31
Examples
0:56
When to Use Parallel Structure
1:33
Items in a List
1:39
Items in Pairs
2:07
Items Being Compared
2:52
Repeat Signal Words
3:27
Correcting Faulty Parallelism
4:21
One Item is Faulty
4:28
Two Items with Different Structures
5:01
Practice
5:56
Practice Answer
6:15
Practice 2
6:35
Practice 2 Answer
6:52
Practice 3
7:19
Practice 3 Answer
7:40
Active vs. Passive Voice

9m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
What is Active Voice?
0:29
Active Voice Definition
0:32
What is Passive Voice?
1:04
Passive Voice Definition
1:05
Active or Passive? Practice
1:45
Active or Passive? Answers
2:05
When to Use the Active Voice
2:41
Example
2:58
When to Use the Passive Voice
3:18
Minimize the Significance of the Agent
3:23
Emphasize the Recipient of the Action
4:05
The Agent of Action is Unknown or Cannot Be Revealed
4:50
Practice
5:52
Practice Answers
6:14
Practice 2
6:57
Practice 2 Answers
7:31
Practice 3
8:21
Practice 3 Answers
8:42
Idioms

11m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
What is an Idiom?
0:33
Idiom
0:45
Metaphor
0:55
Examples
0:58
Source of Idioms
1:39
Old Tradition
1:50
Daily Life Experiences
2:47
References to Literature or Other Works of Art
3:41
How to Use Idioms
4:41
Examples
5:00
Make Your Own
5:18
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
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Post by Ashlyn Dong on September 23, 2015

Professor Hendershot, in this sentence, 'What my cat does all day is no concern of mine', is the subject 'What my cat does all day' a subordinate clause?

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Post by Antonius C on August 8, 2014

Professor Hendershot, for your second example of the simple subject(5:00)wouldn't you omit "the" because it is an article?

Here is the sentence: the phrase "like the cat that ate the canary" describes a smug person.

Thank you

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • What is a Sentence? 0:43
    • Series of Words
    • Exceptions
  • What is a Subject? 1:09
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • Usually Comes Before the Verb
    • Exception 1
    • Exception 2
    • Exception 3
  • The Simple Subject 3:14
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • Can Be a Single Word, Phrase or Clause
    • Examples
  • The Complete Subject 5:29
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • Find the Subjects Practice 5:50
  • Find the Subjects Answers 6:09
  • The Understood Subject 6:54
    • Imperative Sentence
    • Examples
  • The Single Subject 7:55
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • The Compound Subject 8:46
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • When It's Joined by 'and'
    • When It's Joined by 'or'
  • Finding the Subject 10:27
    • Usually Find Near the Beginning of the Sentence
    • Sometimes it Comes Before the Subject
    • Never Part of a Prepositional Phrase
    • Examples
  • Find the Subject Practice 11:52
  • Find the Subject Answers 12:17
  • Find the Subject Practice 13:14
  • Find the Subject Answers 13:47