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Conjunctions, Connectives, and Adverb Clauses

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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This is the second course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will learn about a lot of different ways to join ideas to make more complex and interesting sentences. You'll learn about two types of conjunctions, many other types of connectives, and adverb clauses. You'll also learn about how to punctuate all of these expressions and the types of sentences they create. All of this is grammar you must know to have a high fluency in English.

Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Syllabus

Conjunctions and Punctuation
In this first week, you will learn about the different types of conjunctions in English. You'll learn the meaning of each one and how to use them in sentences. You'll also learn how to punctuate sentences with conjunctions correctly.

Connectives and Punctuation
This week, you'll continue learning how to join ideas with correct grammar and punctuation. You'll learn about transition words and prepositional phrases and how to punctuate them correctly.

Subordinating Conjunctions and Punctuation
This week, you'll start learning about writing complex sentences. Adding complex sentences to your skills will make your sentences have more variety. To learn about complex sentences, you'll find out what adverb clauses are and how to punctuate them in your sentences. Have fun!

Reduced Adverb Clauses and Punctuation
In the final week, you will learn a more advanced way to write complex sentences. You will do this by reducing the adverb clauses. Again, learning to do this will add variety to your speaking and writing. Enjoy the last week of the course!

Taught by

Tamy Chapman

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