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May 17, 2018

Learn About The Direct Object

Learn about the direct object in easy-to-understand language. You'll even get a lesson in diagramming sentences! Yay!

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May 16, 2018

The Appositive: Learn About It & See How To Diagram It!

Learn about the appositive! These little guys are nouns or pronouns that rename another noun or pronoun.

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May 11, 2018

The Complex Sentence

Learn all about the complex sentence. It's not that complex! Seeing it diagrammed will show you!

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May 05, 2018

The Simple Sentence

Learn all about the simple sentence. It is the simplest of the four sentence structures, so it should be easy for you!

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May 01, 2018

Compound Sentences vs. Simple Sentences

What's the difference between compound sentences and simple sentences?

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Apr 28, 2018

What Is a Subordinate Clause?

Learn all about the subordinate clause! They can't stand alone because they aren't independent. Learn all about them. It won't hurt!

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Apr 27, 2018

Prepositional Phrases

Prepositional phrases act as single parts of speech. They usually act as adjectives or adverbs. This page has everything you need to know. See examples and sentence diagrams!

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Apr 26, 2018

Subject of a Sentence

Learn some tips about finding the subject of a sentence. I'll help you have fun with grammar!

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Apr 26, 2018

English Parts of Speech

Learning the English parts of speech is a must if you want to learn grammar. See definitions and lists of all eight. Come on over and have a little fun!

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Apr 25, 2018

ESL Lessons: Resources & Tips For Learning English

Are you looking for ESL lessons? I'll give you tips for learning English grammar when English isn't your native language.

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Apr 23, 2018

Participles & Participial Phrases

Participles are verbals. That means they look like verbs, but they don't act like verbs. Read more and learn about and participial phrases too!

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Apr 21, 2018

Adjective Clauses (Relative Clauses)

Adjective clauses (or "relative clauses") are introduced by relative pronouns or relative adverbs. They are pretty awesome, so you should check them out.

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Apr 19, 2018

Nouns of Direct Address / Vocative Case

What is direct address? Do nouns of direct address need commas? What does this have to do with the vocative case? I'll show you!

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Apr 18, 2018

What is an interjection?

What is an interjection? Well, gee whiz, it's your time to learn! Get all your questions answered, and have fun while you do it!

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Apr 16, 2018

List of Interjections

Yippee! This list of interjections will give you all the words that you need to express your emotions. Awesome!

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Apr 14, 2018

The Subordinating Conjunction & A White Bus

The subordinating conjunction is awesome! We use it to join dependent clauses to independent clauses. I'll help you remember some of them with the mnemonic device A WHITE BUS.

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Apr 13, 2018

List of Pronouns

This list of pronouns shows you all kinds of examples of pronouns. Seeing these examples will help you! Check it out.

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Apr 13, 2018

Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are groups of words that don't express a complete thought. They are only part of a sentence. Learn more!

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Apr 05, 2018

Capitalization Rules

Learn these six capitalization rules and make your life easier!

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Apr 03, 2018

Two Confusing Capitalization Rules

Learn two confusing capitalization rules in this video lesson.

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