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ABCs of English Grammar

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Course Description

This self-paced online course will provide you with a review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence.

Divided up into 15 easy-to-understand lessons, this grammar course concentrates on usage, the mechanics of a sentence, spelling, and a general review of grammatical problem areas. Each lesson focuses on frequent errors, gives examples, suggests strategies, and offers further study guides.

This course is ideal for all types of students who want to get an edge on taking a high school, college, or a job related English exam and anyone wishing to update and improve their grammar skills.
If you're looking for a quick and efficient review of basic grammar skills, ABCs of English Grammar will meet your needs. This online class is not only for students prepping for high school and college English exams, but anyone who feels their grammar skills are not up to par. Divided into easy-to-understand lessons, this grammar course concentrates on usage, the mechanics of a sentence, spelling, and a general review of grammatical problem areas. Each lesson focuses on frequent errors, gives examples, suggests strategies, and offers further study guides.
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Course Lessons

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  • Introduction to Grammar 101

    This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course.
  • Subject and Predicate

    The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate.
  • Nouns and Pronouns

    This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns.
  • Verb Tenses

    This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories.
  • Common Irregular Verbs

    Common Irregular Verbs
  • Adjectives and Adverbs

    Adjectives and Adverbs
  • The Phrase

    The Phrase
  • The Clause

    The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase.
  • Review the Mechanics of a Sentence

    This lesson will define and provide examples of errors that form various sentence forms (such as a run-on sentence). This lesson will also provide a review of punctuation rules, capitalization rules, and the role of modifiers.
  • The Role of Modifiers

    Here we discuss how sentence meaning can be misconstrued with simple word misplacement and how to fix it.
  • Introduction to Capitalization

    This lesson is a basic introduction for capitalization.
  • Introduction to Punctuation

    This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation.
  • Review of Spelling

    This lesson will provide a guide of frequently misspelled words as well as a spelling guide strategy list.
  • Review of Diction

    This lesson will discuss the powerful role of words in a sentence and the frequent errors that tend to occur.
  • Summary and Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

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Course Title: ABCs of English Grammar
Course Number: 7550403
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize the subject and predicate of any sentence.
  • Know the differences between nouns and pronouns.
  • Be comfortable with forming sentences with the correct verb tenses.
  • Recognize irregular verbs.
  • Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them properly in sentences.
  • Understand what is meant by a Phrase.
  • Identify the Clause.
  • Break down the mechanics of a sentence.
  • Identify the role of modifiers and use them correctly.
  • Correctly use capitalization in writing.
  • Correctly punctuate sentences.
  • Avoid common spelling problems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Subject and Predicate AgreementAssignment15
Subject Verb AgreementExam40
Subject and Predicate ExamExam13
Noun & Pronouns Assignment 2Assignment10
Nouns and PronounsAssignment10
Case of Nouns and PronounsExam10
Nouns and Pronouns ExamExam10
Exercise on Verb TenseAssignment10
Exercise on Irregular VerbsAssignment10
Irregular Verbs ExamExam7
Exercise on AdjectivesAssignment10
Adjectives and AdverbsExam10
Adjectives and Adverbs ExamExam10
The Phrase ExamExam14
The Clause ExamExam12
Sentence CorrectionsAssignment10
Run-On sentencesExam45
Sentence LogicExam50
Spelling Exam 2Exam13
Spelling Exam 3Exam7
Final ExamExam382
Total Points:833

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  • "Most helpful were The Mechanics of the Sentence and Introduction to Punctuation because it was an area I needed to work on." -- Robert C.
  • "All of the lessons were helpful. This online course really made me feel like I was in a classroom. The instructor was great, and the lessons will motivate you to succeed." -- Renee B.
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  • "The instructor was very good, took time to help me and worked with me very well. The course was organized very well. Lessons were easy to understand and the assignments and exams followed what was in the lesson." -- Marlis W.
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