Grammar Series: Sentence Types

Check out my new video on the four main sentence types: In this video, I go over simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, including examples from literature. Students have a chance to pause the video, identify the various clauses and how they’re joined, and hit play again to check their answers. Don’t miss the … Read more

Grammar Series: Clause Types

Last time we learned about the parts of a clause; here are the clause TYPES: LINKS Independent and dependent clauses, with practice (The Tongue Untied): Clauses: The Essential Building-Blocks (Capital Community College): Types of clauses (LearningNerd): Complex sentences (Adrienne Mitchell): Relative clauses (RMIT University): Relative clauses, including info on … Read more

Grammar Series: Clauses

Next up in the grammar series: parts of a clause! In this video, we go over subjects and predicates and practice identifying the parts of clauses that include a variety of features, including direct and indirect objects, adverbials, participial phrases, and complements (though we didn’t have time to talk much about complements – … Read more

Grammar Series: Conjunctions

Parts of speech are now complete! Check out CONJUNCTIONS: That’s not all for this series, however — coming next are phrases, clauses, and sentence types. And then, of course, we’ll look at other grammar topics, including common editing errors. FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end … Read more

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