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English Parts of Speech: A Survey

An introduction and review of all eight English Parts of Speech
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Last updated 5/2015
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What Will I Learn?
identify and use properly the eight English Parts of Speech
become familiar with internet resources dealing with English grammar
pass to their own satisfaction associated quizzes and tests at the conclusion of the course.
understand the importance of word usage in determining word choice and part of speech
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  • Students should have a basic competence in English conversation and grammar skills with a desire to improve their English skills

Understanding English Parts of Speech is basic to understanding English grammar and becoming fluent either orally or in written form. Often confusion arises when using a pronoun incorrectly, or not knowing the difference between an adjective and adverb.

After taking this course, you will be able to identify all eight English Parts of Speech, understand the difference between them, and use them appropriately.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

-recognize the eight English Parts of Speech

-understand the difference between them and use them properly

-participate in conversations or write letters without Parts of Speech errors

Learning English Parts of Speech is a fundamental skill in learning, understanding, and using English grammar correctly!!

Do you know when to use a subjective or objective pronoun? Do you understand that when you answer, "Good," when asked, "How are you?" it is incorrect. (You should answer, "Well," or "Fine.") Do you know when to capitalize a noun? This course will help you to understand the answers to these questions. Just make sure you not only listen to the lectures, but also do the additional work available to you with the internet references attached to each lecture. This course will also offer quizzes regularly so that you can monitor your own progress and focus on areas that need some further work.

The lectures in this course are also included in the course, "Making Dollars and Sense Out of English Verbs," so you may want to consider taking that longer, more complete course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those wishing to improve their English skills
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 49:22
English Parts of Speech: Introduction and Review
2 Lectures 06:00

A brief introduction to the course is provided which includes a general description of the curriculum

Preview 04:04
The English Parts of Speech
5 Lectures 37:17

Common and proper nouns are identified. Pronouns are explained.

Preview 07:09

Parts of Speech, Part 2: Verbs

Adjectives and adverbs are defined and the differences are shown.

Parts of Speech, Part 3: Adjectives and Adverbs

Prepositions are defined and their uses are shown. Different types of prepositions are indicated. Their relationship to phrasal verbs is also mentioned.

Parts of Speech Part 4: Prepositions

Conjunctions and interjections are defined and their uses explained.

Parts of Speech Part 5: Conjunctions and Interjections
Conclusion and Reference to a Cumulative Parts of Speech test
1 Lecture 06:05

A summary of the course is provided. Reference is given to cumulative Parts of Speech tests.

Parts of Speech Part 6: A Summary and Parts of Speech Test
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Having successfully taught English and History for forty years at all age levels from the elementary school to university and adults, I am well qualified to produce educational videos on a number of subjects. Currently instructing E.S.L. at the university level in Montreal, Canada, I have had students from a diversity of national and ethnic backgrounds and so much enjoy meeting people from around the world. I am still in communication with students from years ago and many have become life-long friends. The importance of fostering personal growth and inspiring education cannot be underestimated and it gives me much joy to use my experience for that goal. My travels through North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia have inspired to continue my teaching career using a different medium outside of the regular classroom. How may I be of service to you?

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