Relative pronouns: that, who, whom, whose, which
Collocations--what is a collocation?
List of Collocations
Count vs. Non-count Nouns
Diction (terms) and syntax
(the order in which we place the words)
Gerunds (--ing --> I love swimming)
Infinitive (It'is important to finish school)
Gerunds vs. Infinitives
More Gerunds and Infinitives (YouTube video)
PARALLEL STRUCTURE VIDEO
Participles: Past, Present
Parts of Speech
Passive Voice--> Active Voice
Phrasal Verbs (I made up the story)
Present Perfect Tense:
When to use the Present Perfect
The Structure of the Present Perfect Tense
Watch a video: How to form the Present Perfect Tense
Problems with sentences:
Run ons, comma splices, fragments
FRAGMENTS - includes PowerPoint presentation
Pronoun Agreement (Pronoun & Antecedent Agreement)
Types of Sentences
VERBS: IRREGULAR VERBS
(Simple Past, Past Participle)
VERBS: Summary of Verb Tenses
VERBS: "helping" verbs
"modal" verbs or "auxiliary" verbs
Writing CONCISE sentences
If you didn't find the grammar topic
you were searching for, please
click here--> GRAMMAR INDEX
Six Principles of Word Choice
1. Choose understandable words.
2. Use specific, precise words.
3. Choose strong words.
4. Emphasize positive words.
5. Avoid overused words.
6. Avoid obsolete words.
(Adapted from Business Communication, 8th ed., by A.C. Krizan, Patricia Merrier, Joyce P. Logan, and Karen Williams. South-Western Cengage, 2011)