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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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Introduction to Grammar 101

This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7080.pdf
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction

Subject and Predicate

The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate. 68 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Identifying the Subject and Predicate Exercise; Subject and Verb Agreement
  • Complete Assignment: Subject and Predicate Agreement
  • Complete Exam: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Complete: Subject and Predicate Exam

Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Pronoun Central; Review of Pronoun Cases and Nouns
  • Complete: Noun & Pronouns Assignment 2
  • Complete Assignment: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Complete Exam: Case of Nouns and Pronouns
  • Complete: Nouns and Pronouns Exam

Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Sequence of Tenses; Verb Tense Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Exercise on Verb Tense
  • Complete Exam: Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 3 Articles: Grammar Exercises for Irregular Verbs; Irregular verb list; Verb exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Exercise on Irregular Verbs
  • Complete: Irregular Verbs Exam

Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 3 Articles: Adjective and Adverb exercises; Adjective or Adverb?; Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Complete Assignment: Exercise on Adjectives
  • Complete Exam: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Complete: Adjectives and Adverbs Exam

The Phrase

The Phrase 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7082.pdf
  • Complete: The Phrase Exam

The Clause

The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review Article: Additional Examples and Exercises on the Dependent Clause
  • Complete: The Clause Exam

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. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Connectives Practice Quiz; Sentence Fragments
  • Complete Assignment: Sentence Corrections
  • Complete Exam: Run-On sentences
  • Complete Exam: Sentence Logic

The Role of Modifiers

Here we discuss how sentence meaning can be misconstrued with simple word misplacement and how to fix it. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Modifier Placement; Noun Modifiers
  • Complete Assignment: Modifiers
  • Complete Exam: Modifiers

Introduction to Capitalization

This lesson is a basic introduction for capitalization. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Capitalization; Capitalization Quiz
  • Complete Exam: Capitalization

Introduction to Punctuation

This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation. 53 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Punctuation Quiz
  • Complete Assignment: Punctuation
  • Complete Exam: Punctuation

Review of Spelling

This lesson will provide a guide of frequently misspelled words as well as a spelling guide strategy list. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 3 Articles: Ten Tips for Better Spelling; Syllable Quiz; Spelling Rules
  • Complete: Spelling Exam 2
  • Complete: Spelling Exam 3

Review of Diction

This lesson will discuss the powerful role of words in a sentence and the frequent errors that tend to occur. 0 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7089.pdf
  • Review 2 Articles: Words Commonly Misused or Confused; Word Usage Tips

Summary and Additional Resources

Additional Resources 382 Total Points
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Exam
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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
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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.

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  • "I found this course very helpful. I was born and raised in a non-English speaking country and never received any English lessons, ever. My biggest problem with the written English is sentence structure and punctuation. My instructor is wonderful, quick to respond to my e-mails with encouraging remarks." -- Hanna D.
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  • "I was surprised by the amount of information covered, but it was all relevant to me. It has been over 20 years since high school English class, so it was needed." -- Stacie D.
  • "Most helpful were The Mechanics of the Sentence and Introduction to Punctuation because it was an area I needed to work on." -- Robert C.
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