English Grammar I

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UNIT 1: SENTENCE DEVELOPMENT

Lesson 1.1 - Making a Complete Sentence

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Sentence Definition
  • Screen 3: Examples, Complete Sentences
  • Screen 4: Examples, Incomplete Sentences

Lesson 1.2 - Subject and Predicate

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Nouns as Subject Parts of Sentences
  • Screen 3: Proper Nouns and Common Nouns
  • Screen 4: Verbs as Predicate Parts of Sentences
  • Screen 5: Examples: Subject and Predicate

Lesson 1.3 - Sentence Ending Punctuation

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Declarative and Imperative Sentences
  • Screen 3: Interrogative and Exclamatory Sentences; Interjections
  • Screen 4: Examples: Declarative Sentences
  • Screen 5: Examples: Imperative Sentences
  • Screen 6: Examples: Interrogative Sentences
  • Screen 7: Examples: Exclamatory Sentences

Lesson 1.4 - Use of Capitals

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Common Uses of Capitals
  • Screen 3: Capitalizing Abbreviations
  • Screen 4: Examples: Capitalize the First Word in Sentences and the Pronoun I
  • Screen 5: Examples: Capitalize Proper Nouns
  • Screen 6: Examples: Capitalize Titles, Initials and Abbreviations

Lesson 1.5 - Paragraph Development

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Paragraph Development with Good Sentences
  • Screen 3: Avoid Run-On Sentences
  • Screen 4: Avoid Stringy Sentences
  • Screen 5: Good Sentences
  • Screen 6: Topic or Main Idea Sentence
  • Screen 7: Detail and Example Sentences
  • Screen 8: Examples: Topic and Detail Sentences
  • Screen 9: Examples: Topic and Detail Sentences
  • Screen 10: Examples: Topic and Example Sentences
  • Screen 11: Examples: Topic and Example Sentences

UNIT 2: CAPITALIZATION

Lesson 2.1 - Proper Nouns

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Proper Nouns – Persons, Places, Things, Days, Months, and Holidays
  • Screen 3: Proper Nouns – Geographic Names, Religions, Nationalities, Languages, Clubs, and Organizations
  • Screen 4: Examples: Proper Nouns – Persons, Places, and Things
  • Screen 5: Examples: Proper Nouns – Days, Months, Holidays, and Geographic Names
  • Screen 6: Examples: Proper Nouns – Religions, Nationalities, Languages, Clubs, and Organizations

Lesson 2.2 - Titles of People, Initials, & Abbreviations

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Capitalize Titles, Family Relations, and Initials
  • Screen 3: Capitalize Abbreviations
  • Screen 4: Capitalize Time and State Abbreviations
  • Screen 5: Examples: State Abbreviations
  • Screen 6: Examples: Titles of People, and Initials
  • Screen 7: Examples: Abbreviations for Countries, States, and Dates
  • Screen 8: Examples: Time and Titles

Lesson 2.3 - Titles of Works and Letters

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Capitals in Letters and Titles of Books and Works
  • Screen 3: Examples: Capitals in Letters and Titles of Books and Works

Lesson 2.4 - Outline Topics and Poems

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Capitalize First Word in Lines of Outlines and Poems
  • Screen 3: Examples: Outlines
  • Screen 4: Examples: Poems
  • Screen 5: Examples: Poems

Lesson 2.5 - Proper Adjectives

  • Screen 1 : Lesson 2.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Capitalize Proper Adjectives
  • Screen 3: Examples: Proper Adjectives
  • Screen 4: Examples: Proper Adjectives

Lesson 2.6 - Direct Quotes

  • Screen 1 : Lesson 2.6 Topics
  • Screen 2: Direct Quotations
  • Screen 3: Explaining Words with Quotes
  • Screen 4: Capitals in Direct and Interrupted Quotes
  • Screen 5: Paragraphs and Quotes
  • Screen 6: Examples: Capitals in Direct Quotes
  • Screen 7: Examples: Capitals in Interrupted Quotes

UNIT 3: PUNCTUATION

Lesson 3.1 - Punctuation: Titles, Initials and Abbreviations

  • Screen 1 : Lesson 3.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Periods in Titles, Initials and Abbreviations
  • Screen 3: Abbreviations and Periods
  • Screen 4: Examples: Abbreviations of Titles and Initials
  • Screen 5: Examples: Abbreviations for Days of the Week
  • Screen 6: Examples: Abbreviations for Months
  • Screen 7: Examples: Abbreviations of Measurement Units
  • Screen 8: Examples: Abbreviations of Geographic Terms
  • Screen 9: Examples: More Abbreviations
  • Screen 10: Examples: Abbreviations with Two Periods
  • Screen 12: Examples: Abbreviations Without Periods
  • Screen 13: Examples: Abbreviations of States

Lesson 3.2 - Direct and Indirect Quotations

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Punctuation with Direct Quotations
  • Screen 3: Conversation Words and Commas
  • Screen 4: Location of Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks in Quotations
  • Screen 5: Location of Quotation Marks in Quotations
  • Screen 6: Punctuation in Divided or Interrupted Quotations
  • Screen 7: Capitalize first Word in Direct Quotes
  • Screen 8: Capitals in Interrupted Quotes
  • Screen 9: Location of Commas in Quotations
  • Screen 10: Placement of Ending Punctuation in Quotation Marks
  • Screen 11: Selecting Conversation Words
  • Screen 12: Changing Paragraphs for New Speaker; Indirect Quotes
  • Screen 13: Examples: Direct and Interrupted Quotes
  • Screen 14: Examples: Direct and Indirect Quotes

Lesson 3.3 - Addresses, Dates, Letters and Time

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commas in Addresses, Dates and Letter Parts
  • Screen 3: Colons in Business Letter Greetings and Time
  • Screen 4: Examples: Commas in Addresses, Dates and Letters
  • Screen 5: Examples: Colons in Business Letter Greetings and Time

Lesson 3.4 - Commas with a Series of Words

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commas Separating Three or More Nouns, Verbs, or Adjectives
  • Screen 3: Examples: Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives in Series

UNIT 4: MORE PUNCTUATION

Lesson 4.1 - Commas in Interjections and Conversations

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commas to Create Pauses
  • Screen 3: Commas to Set Off Interrupters
  • Screen 4: Commas to Separate a Noun of Address (Person Spoken to)
  • Screen 5: Commas to Separate Conversation Words
  • Screen 6: Examples: Commas with Interrupters
  • Screen 7: Examples: Commas with Nouns of Address
  • Screen 8: Commas with Conversation Words

Lesson 4.2 - Commas in Sentences, Phrases and Appositives

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commas to Connect Sentences
  • Screen 3: Commas with Phrases and Appositives
  • Screen 4: Examples: Commas Connecting Sentences
  • Screen 5: Examples: Commas in Phrases
  • Screen 6: Examples: Commas with Appositives

Lesson 4.3 - Apostrophes in Contractions and Possessives

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Possessive Nouns with Apostrophes
  • Screen 3: Plural Possessive Nouns and Contractions
  • Screen 4: Examples: Singular Possessive Nouns
  • Screen 5: Examples: Plural Possessive Nouns
  • Screen 6: Examples: Plural Possessive Nouns Not Ending in S
  • Screen 7: Examples: Contractions

Lesson 4.4 - Punctuation in Titles

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Underlining and Quotation Marks with Certain Titles of Works
  • Screen 3: Examples: Titles Underlined
  • Screen 4: Examples: Titles in Quotation Marks

UNIT 5: PARTS OF SPEECH

Lesson 5.1 - Types of Nouns

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Nouns
  • Screen 3: Common Nouns and Proper Nouns
  • Screen 4: Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Screen 5: Pluralizing Nouns Ending in S
  • Screen 6: Pluralizing Nouns Ending in ES
  • Screen 7: Pluralizing Nouns Ending in Y
  • Screen 8: Pluralizing Nouns Ending in Y
  • Screen 9: Pluralizing Nouns Ending in F or FE
  • Screen 10 Irregular Plural Noun Forms
  • Screen 11: Compound Nouns
  • Screen 12: Possessive Singular Nouns
  • Screen 13: Possessive Plural Nouns
  • Screen 14: Possessive Plural Nouns Ending in S
  • Screen 15: Examples: Common and Proper Nouns
  • Screen 16: More Noun Forms and Possessive Nouns

Lesson 5.2 - Types of Pronouns

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Pronouns Replacing Nouns
  • Screen 3: Singular and Plural Pronouns
  • Screen 4: Subject and Object Pronouns
  • Screen 5: Subject Pronouns
  • Screen 6: Subject Pronouns
  • Screen 7: Object Pronouns
  • Screen 8: Object Pronouns
  • Screen 9: Possessive Pronouns
  • Screen 10: Possessive Pronouns
  • Screen 11: Demonstrative Pronouns THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE
  • Screen 12: Demonstrative Words as Adjectives
  • Screen 13: Examples: Pronouns as a Subject or as an Object
  • Screen 14: Examples: Possessive Pronouns
  • Screen 15: Examples: Demonstrative Pronouns

Lesson 5.3 - Types of Verbs

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Verbs and Predicates
  • Screen 3: Action Verbs
  • Screen 4: BE Verbs
  • Screen 5: Examples: BE Verbs
  • Screen 6: Examples: BE Verbs
  • Screen 7: Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs
  • Screen 8: Linking Verbs
  • Screen 9: Main Verbs with Helping Verbs
  • Screen 10: Transitive Verbs with Objects
  • Screen 11: Intransitive Verbs without Objects
  • Screen 12: Verbs with First Person Subject
  • Screen 13: Verbs with Second Person Subject
  • Screen 14: Verbs with Third Person Subject
  • Screen 15: Verbs and Person of Subject
  • Screen 16: Verbs with Singular or Plural Subjects
  • Screen 17: Verb Forms for HAVE and HAS
  • Screen 18: Verb Forms for DO, DOES and DID
  • Screen 19: Examples: Action Verbs and BE Verbs
  • Screen 20: Examples: Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs
  • Screen 21: Examples: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Lesson 5.4 - Common Verb Tenses

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Present, Past and Future Verb Tenses
  • Screen 3: Present Tense Verbs and Adding S
  • Screen 4: Present Tense of Verbs Ending in Y
  • Screen 5: Person and Number of the Subject
  • Screen 6: Verb HAVE in Present Tense
  • Screen 7: Past Tense Verbs and Adding ED
  • Screen 8: Past Tense of Verbs Ending in Y
  • Screen 9: Future Tense Verbs Using WILL and SHALL
  • Screen 10: Irregular Verb Forms in Present and Past Tense
  • Screen 11: Present Perfect Tense Verbs Using HAS or HAVE
  • Screen 12: Past Participles in Present Perfect Tense
  • Screen 13: Examples: Present and Past Tense Verbs
  • Screen 14: Future and Present Perfect Tense Verbs

Lesson 5.5 - More Verb Tenses

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Present Progressive Verb Tense
  • Screen 3: Examples: Present Progressive Tense Verbs
  • Screen 4: Present Participles
  • Screen 5: Forming Present Participles with Verbs Ending in E
  • Screen 6: Past Progressive Verb Tense
  • Screen 7: Examples: Past Progressive Verb Tense
  • Screen 8: Regular Verbs with Past Participles
  • Screen 9: Irregular verbs with Past Participles
  • Screen 10: Regular Versus Irregular Verbs
  • Screen 11: Irregular Verb Forms for Verbs B to F
  • Screen 12: Irregular Verb Forms for Verbs F to R
  • Screen 13: Irregular Verb Forms for Verbs S to W
  • Screen 14: Examples: Present Progressive and Past Progressive Verbs
  • Screen 15: Examples: Present Participles and Past Participles
  • Screen 16: Examples: Irregular Verbs

Lesson 5.6 - Subject and Verb Agreement

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.6 Topics
  • Screen 2: Verb Form Agrees with Subject
  • Screen 3: Subject Agreement with Helping and Linking Verbs
  • Screen 4: Singular Subjects and Verb Agreement
  • Screen 5: Compound Subjects Joined by AND
  • Screen 6: Compound Subjects Joined by OR
  • Screen 7: Examples: Simple Subjects and Verb Agreement
  • Screen 8: Examples: Compound Subjects Joined by AND or OR

UNIT 6: MORE PARTS OF SPEECH

Lesson 6.1 - Types of Adjectives

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Describing Nouns: How Many, What Kind, Which Ones
  • Screen 3: Adjectives
  • Screen 4: THIS, THAT, THESE and THOSE
  • Screen 5: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Screen 6: Comparative and Superlative Adjective Forms
  • Screen 7: Comparative and Superlative Adjective Forms
  • Screen 8: Examples: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Screen 9: Ordering Adjectives
  • Screen 10: Articles A, AN and THE
  • Screen 11: Examples: Adjectives
  • Screen 12: Examples: Comparative Adjectives
  • Screen 13: Examples: Superlative Adjectives
  • Screen 14: Examples: Ordering Adjectives
  • Screen 15: Examples: Articles

Lesson 6.2 - Types of Adverbs

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Adverbs Describing When or How Often
  • Screen 3: Adverbs Describing Where or How
  • Screen 4: Comparative and Superlative Adverb Forms
  • Screen 5: Regular Comparative and Superlative Adverb Forms
  • Screen 6: Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adverb Forms
  • Screen 7: Adverbs Formed From Adjectives
  • Screen 8: Adverbs Formed From Adjectives
  • Screen 9: Adverbs Formed From Adjectives- Comparative and Superlative Forms
  • Screen 10: Adverbs Formed From Adjectives- Comparative and Superlative Forms
  • Screen 11: Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adverb Forms
  • Screen 12: Predicate Adjectives
  • Screen 13: Predicate Adjectives GOOD and GREAT
  • Screen 14: Use of WELL as an Adverb and Predicate Adjective
  • Screen 15: Use of GOOD and WELL as an Adverb or Adjective
  • Screen 16: Examples: Adverbs
  • Screen 17: Examples: Adverbs
  • Screen 18: Examples: Common Adverbs
  • Screen 19: Examples: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
  • Screen 20: Examples: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs, continued
  • Screen 21: Examples: Predicate Adjectives
  • Screen 22: Examples: Predicate Adjectives

Lesson 6.3 - Prepositions

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Prepositions
  • Screen 3: Prepositions Telling When
  • Screen 4: Prepositional Phrases
  • Screen 5: Prepositional Phrases Telling When
  • Screen 6: Common Prepositions
  • Screen 7: Examples: Prepositions

Lesson 6.4 - Conjunctions and Interjections

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Conjunctions and Compound Subjects
  • Screen 3: Conjunctions and Compound Predicates
  • Screen 4: Conjunctions and Compound Sentences
  • Screen 5: Examples: Compound Sentences
  • Screen 6: Interjections
  • Screen 7: Examples: Interjections
  • Screen 8: Examples: Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • Screen 9: Examples: Compound Sentences and Interjections

UNIT 7: WORD PARTS AND COUNTERPARTS

Lesson 7.1 - Contractions and Compound Words

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Contractions
  • Screen 3: Negative Contractions
  • Screen 4: Compound Words
  • Screen 5: Examples: Contractions
  • Screen 6: Examples: Compound Words
  • Screen 7: Examples: Compound Words

Lesson 7.2 - Prefixes and Suffixes

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Prefixes
  • Screen 3: Prefixes
  • Screen 4: Compound Words
  • Screen 5: Prefixes MIS and NON
  • Screen 6: Prefixes PRE and UN
  • Screen 7: Prefixes RE
  • Screen 8: Examples: Prefixes
  • Screen 9: Suffixes
  • Screen 10: Suffixes ER and OR
  • Screen 11: Suffixes LESS and FUL
  • Screen 12: Suffix OUS
  • Screen 13: Suffixes ABLE and IBLE

Lesson 7.3 - Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Synonyms
  • Screen 3: Synonyms
  • Screen 4: Selecting Similar Words with Appropriate Meanings
  • Screen 5: Antonyms
  • Screen 6: Examples: Synonyms
  • Screen 7: Examples: Antonyms

Lesson 7.4 - Homophones, Homographs and Homonyms

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Homophones and Homographs
  • Screen 3: Examples: Homophone as Adjective, Noun, and Verb
  • Screen 4: Homonyms
  • Screen 5: Examples: Homophones
  • Screen 6: Examples: Homographs and Homonyms

APPENDIX

  • Glossary