English - Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
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English - Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

Its, it's. Your, you're. There, they're, their. Learn how to correctly use these, and other, frequently misused words!
4.5 (9 ratings)
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1,195 students enrolled
Created by Chris Wingard
Last updated 3/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the definitions of its, it's, your, you're, there, they're, and their
  • Learn how to correctly use those words
  • Reinforce your skills with quizzes along the way
  • New content! Learn the definitions of whose, who's, loose, and lose
  • New content! Learn "should've," "could've", "would've" and learn how to spell definitely
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Requirements
  • A working knowledge of English is required. This course is not suitable for people who do not know any English.
Description

New content added on March 3rd, 2016! New sections added for whose vs. who's; loose vs. lose; should've, would've, could've; and the proper spelling of definitely.

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Learn English grammar from a native English speaker and former math teacher! Yes, grammar is not usually taught in math courses, but solid grammar skills are required to effectively teach math courses (or teach any course using the English language, really).

This course is all about teaching the difference between its and it's, the difference between your and you're, and the difference between there, they're, and their.

These words are frequently misused, as anyone who reads comment threads on Facebook, YouTube, or anywhere else on the Internet knows. If you are someone who likes to argue on the Internet (who doesn't?) then knowing how to correctly use these words will give you an advantage over your opponent!

Also, knowing how to correctly use these words can help you more effectively draft a résumé and cover letter for a job application, helping you stand out from other applicants who may not know how to use these words.

Who is the target audience?
  • People learning English
  • Fluent English speakers who need a refresher or clarification
  • People who like to argue on the Internet
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 45:14
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:39

Introduction and brief outline of the topics covered in this course.

Preview 01:39
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Its and It's
4 Lectures 08:20

The definition of the word its from two major online dictionaries.

Preview 01:34

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word its.

Preview 02:16

The definition of the word it's from two major online dictionaries.

Preview 01:50

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word it's.

Preview 02:40

Section 2 Quiz
5 questions
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Your and You're
4 Lectures 07:09

The definition of the word your from two major online dictionaries.

Preview 02:00

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word your.

Examples with Your
02:01

The definition of the word you're from two major online dictionaries.

Definition of You're
01:28

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word you're.

Examples with You're
01:40

Section 3 Quiz
4 questions
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There, They're, and Their
6 Lectures 11:52

The definition of the word there from two major online dictionaries.

Definition of There
03:46

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word there.

Examples with There
01:48

The definition of the word they're from two major online dictionaries.

Definition of They're
00:59

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word they're.

Examples with They're
01:33

The definition of the word their from two major online dictionaries.

Definition of Their
02:19

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word their.

Examples with Their
01:27

Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
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Summary
1 Lecture 01:46

A summary of the concepts taught in this course. This can also serve as a quick reference.

Summary
01:46
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Whose and Who's
4 Lectures 06:26
The definition of the word whose from two major online dictionaries.
Definition of Whose
01:30

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word whose.
Examples with Whose
02:25

The definition of the word who's from two major online dictionaries.
Definition of Who's
01:14

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word whose.
Examples with Who's
01:17

Section 6 Quiz
4 questions
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Loose and Lose
4 Lectures 04:57
The definition of the word loose from two major online dictionaries.
Definition of Loose
01:29

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word loose.
Examples with Loose
00:58

The definition of the word lose from two major online dictionaries.
Definition of Lose
01:25

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word lose.
Examples with Lose
01:05

Section 7 Quiz
3 questions
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Spelling
2 Lectures 03:05

Learn these contractions and learn using "of" instead is not correct.

Should've, Could've, Would've
01:33

Learn how to correctly spell one of the most commonly misspelled words.

Definitely
01:32
About the Instructor
Chris Wingard
4.7 Average rating
69 Reviews
3,537 Students
2 Courses
Math Guy, Database Programmer

Chris is a full-time programmer analyst for a retirement organization. He insists it's more fun than it sounds. He is also a part-time math teacher at the local community college. Several years and 30 pounds ago, he was a full-time university math teacher.

Since 2007 he has taught courses ranging from Intermediate Algebra to Differential Equations, with class sizes varying from 6 to over 200 students. He has been tutoring math in person and online since 2000.

His educational background includes undergraduate Ivy League degrees in math and computer science, two master's degrees in math (one for "real" and one for "fun"), and an in-progress master's degree in computer science.

When not doing work stuff, Chris enjoys reading, playing the guitar and piano, eating, exercising to balance out the eating, traveling, Netflix, video games, and hanging out with his girlfriend and their cats. Six cats. So many cats.