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The Elements of English Grammar

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Overview

Aristotle said, "Speak so that I may see you." Today, he might have said, "Write so that I may see you," for we communicate so frequently in writing, that how we write determines how others view us, which means our writing has to be correct according to the accepted “rules.”

Whether you are an English learner or a native speaker who wants to brush up on correct usage of formal, standard English, this class is intended to guide you through the accepted rules of writing and culminates in fun writing project.

A helpful text with exercises accompanies the class.

Syllabus

  • Intro
  • Good grammar is important
  • Parts of speech
  • Verbs make me tense!
  • What if?
  • Can't we agree NOT to disagree?
  • Confusing the past with the present
  • Nouns - how we name things
  • Those little words that take the place of names
  • When pronouns go bad
  • A couple other things you didn't know that you need to know about pronouns
  • Getting in and out of the preposition box
  • The comma rules!
  • Punctuation - it's the little points that make all the difference
  • Putting sentences together
  • Don't be passive
  • What goes into making a complete sentence
  • Fragments - just pieces of a sentence
  • Running sentences together
  • Add a little color to your world

Taught by

Michael McIntyre

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