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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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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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Introduction to Grammar 101

This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Identifying the Subject and Predicate Exercise
  • Review Article: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Pronoun Central
  • Review Article: Pronouns (Personal, Possessive, Relative and Reflexive Pronouns)
  • Review Article: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_5.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 6: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 7: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 8: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 9: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 10: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Sequence of Tenses
  • Review Article: Verb Tense Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Exercise on Verb Tense
  • Complete Exam: Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_5.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 6: optional-wordsearch-activity-7095.pdf
  • Review Article: Grammar Exercises for Irregular Verbs
  • Review Article: Irregular verb list
  • Review Article: Verb exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Exercise on Irregular Verbs
  • Complete: Irregular Verbs Exam

Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Adjective and Adverb exercises
  • Review Article: Adjective or Adverb?
  • Review Article: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-wordsearch-activity-7082.pdf
  • Review Article: Additional Examples of Prepositional (and other types) Phrases
  • Complete: The Phrase Exam

The Clause

The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_sentence_logic_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_sentence_logic_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_sentence_logic_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_sentence_logic_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_sentence_logic_wk_5.pdf
  • 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_run-on_sentences_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_run-on_sentences_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_run-on_sentences_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_run-on_sentences_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_run-on_sentences_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Connectives Practice Quiz
  • Review Article: 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 Article: Modifier Placement
  • Review Article: 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 Article: Capitalization
  • Review Article: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-wordsearch-activity-7083.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-wordsearch-activity-7084.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-wordsearch-activity-7085.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-wordsearch-activity-7086.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-wordsearch-activity-7087.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 6: optional-wordsearch-activity-7088.pdf
  • Review Article: Ten Tips for Better Spelling
  • Review Article: Syllable Quiz
  • Review Article: 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
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-wordsearch-activity-7089.pdf
  • Review Article: Words Commonly Misused or Confused
  • Review Article: 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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