Basic Grammar Workshop I

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Accuplacer Sentence Skills Practice

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By: saad9 (137 month(s) ago)

Yes, it is good to review or renew your grammer by it as though you are old bird.

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Basic Grammar : 

Basic Grammar Should never hurt!

Understanding Grammar : 

Understanding Grammar Means knowing how sentences work. “It’s hard to fix a car without first knowing its parts.”

A Complete Sentence . . . : 

A Complete Sentence . . . Has a subject and verb in harmony Makes sense on its own Is punctuated correctly Tanya finished her test early.

Are these sentences complete? : 

Are these sentences complete? Cheese, pickles, and onions. Although she ate cheese, pickles and onions. Eating cheese, pickles and onions all day. Why or why not?

A Sentence = : 

A Sentence = Subject Verb Noun or Pronoun Action or State of Being + The students study We have studied. + or or

Slide 6: 

Subject-Verb Agreement (SVA) is the most common grammar issue. This is because most sentences have so many nouns and verbs that it is hard to know the true subject and verb core. For instance, is this sentence correct? The bouquet of roses are on the table. The bouquet of roses is on the table. How do you verify SVA?

Four-Step Formula for SVA : 

Four-Step Formula for SVA Scratch out all prepositional phrases. (Prepositional phrases indicate place, time, condition, or relationship—at the park, of the dark, under the table, over the hill) To locate the true verb, ask “what is the action?” or “what is happening?” To locate the true subject, ask “who or what is doing the action?” Apply the “Tree Test” strategy.

“Tree Test” : 

“Tree Test” Subject + Verb Singular (one): A tree . . . (is, was, has, stands, lives) Plural (many): Those trees . . . (are, were, have, stand, live)

One More Tip! : 

One More Tip! When two singular subjects are joined by “or” or “nor,” use a singular verb form because you are actually saying “either one” or “neither one.” Neither the bus nor the train was on time. When singular and plural subjects are joined by “or” or “nor,” keep the plural subject closer to the verb and use a plural verb form. Either the bus or the trains were on time.

Ready to Try? : 

Ready to Try? The mountain bike with the red frame and the fat tires (are/is) under the tree. The new oak tree, along with three bags of planting mix and a box of fertilizer, (were/was) delivered to my house before morning. The car with the four flat tires (need/needs) to be repaired. My husband's thoughts on dinner (helps/help) me plan our weekly menus. An apple or a banana (is/are) a good midnight snack.

How Well Did You Do? : 

How Well Did You Do? The mountain bike with the red frame and the fat tires is under the tree. The new oak tree, along with three bags of planting mix and a box of fertilizer, was delivered to my house before morning. The car with the four flat tires needs to be repaired. My husband's thoughts on dinner help me plan our weekly menus. An apple or a banana (either one) is a good midnight snack.

Basic Grammar : 

Basic Grammar Should never hurt!

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