*New Lecture/video added June 2017 - IELTS, TOEFL, and other English Language Tests practice ideas (1).
*New videos added April 2017 - Four uses of commas and The Semicolon.
*New Bonus material added March 2017 - Spelling Improvement video & downloadable document with spelling rules.
*New video added January 27, 2017
This course is for anyone who wishes to improve his/her English writing skills. All the basics are included in three short, easy to handle lessons. This is an excellent course for those people who wish to improve their writing skills for school, in the workplace, or for their own personal growth and learning.
Added benefits include the fact that improved writing skills lead to improved speaking skills as well. Students include those from English speaking backgrounds who wish to improve their writing skills - young learners to adult and ESL or EFL students who wish to make gains in written English and become more familiar with the English language.
For students with English as their first language the goals would be to remind them of basics and improve their technical writing skills before moving into more complex writing materials.
For ESL and EFL students, the primary goals are to gain insight into the structure of writing in English and to build confidence.
Parts of Speech
You will more easily be able to identify and use the various terms for parts of speech in English. This will aid you in writing quality sentences.
In this quiz, you will identify the noun or nouns in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.
In this quiz, you will identify the pronoun or pronouns in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.
In this quiz, you will identify the verb or verbs in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.
In this quiz, you will identify the adjective or adjectives in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.
In this quiz you will identify the adverb or adverbs in each sentence.
You will identify the subject or the predicate in each sentence.
You will identify the complete sentences or the sentence fragments in given groups of words.
Learn to identify English sentences according to structure: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex.
Learn to identify sentences according to purpose: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative.
Here is a bonus video about independent and dependent clauses.
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