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!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • A working knowledge of English is required. This course is not suitable for people who do not know any English.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • People learning English
  • Fluent English speakers who need a refresher or clarification
  • People who like to argue on the Internet

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:39

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

Section 2: Its and It's
01:34

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

02:16

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word its.

01:50

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

02:40

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

Section 2 Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Your and You're
02:00

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

02:01

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word your.

01:28

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

01:40

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

Section 3 Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: There, They're, and Their
03:46

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

01:48

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word there.

00:59

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

01:33

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

02:19

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

01:27

Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word their.

Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Summary
01:46

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

Section 6: Whose and Who's
01:30
The definition of the word whose from two major online dictionaries.
02:25
Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word whose.
01:14
The definition of the word who's from two major online dictionaries.
01:17
Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word whose.
Section 6 Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Loose and Lose
01:29
The definition of the word loose from two major online dictionaries.
00:58
Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word loose.
01:25
The definition of the word lose from two major online dictionaries.
01:05
Examples of correctly and incorrectly using the word lose.
Section 7 Quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Spelling
01:33

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

01:32

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

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Instructor Biography

Chris W, Mathematician, Computer Programmer, Tutor

Former math teacher with 8+ years of experience teaching college math courses ranging from Intermediate Algebra to Calculus II, with class sizes varying from 2 to over 200 students. I also have over 14 years of experience tutoring math.

As time went on, teaching was becoming more administrative and less academic. Eventually I left and pursued a different career path. I keep up with teaching through my videos and educational apps. This allows me to focus on the part of teaching I enjoy the most - the actual teaching.

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