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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 34
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 15
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.5
    CEUs
  • 10,019
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

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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Lesson 1: Introduction to Grammar

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

Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate

The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate. 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Identifying the Subject and Predicate Exercise; Subject and Verb Agreement
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam: Subject and Predicate

Lesson 3: Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. 58 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review Article: Pronoun Central
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Case of Nouns and Pronouns
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Correct Pronoun Use
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun

Lesson 4: Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. 57 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Sequence of Tenses; Verb Tense Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exercise: Recognizing Verb Tenses
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam: Verbs

Lesson 5: Common Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam: Irregular Verbs

Lesson 6: Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Review Article: Adjective or Adverb?
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exercise: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam: Adjectives and Adverbs

Lesson 7: The Phrase

Phrases are sections or part of a sentence that impart additional information but don't contain both a subject and verb. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7082.pdf
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam: The Phrase

Lesson 8: The Clause

The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam: The Clause

Lesson 9: 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: Lesson 9 Exercise: Run-On sentences
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exercise: Sentence Logic

Lesson 10: 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: Lesson 10 Exam: Modifiers

Lesson 11: Introduction to Capitalization

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

Lesson 12: Introduction to Punctuation

This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation. 26 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Punctuation Quiz
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam: Punctuation

Lesson 13: 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: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review A
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review B

Lesson 14: 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

Lesson 15: 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: The Final Exam
882
Total Course Points
 

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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Course Title: ABCs of English Grammar
Course Number: 7550403
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
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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