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Jun 18, 2019

Try To vs. Try And

TRY TO or TRY AND? If you find yourself saying TRY AND, you need to read this lesson. We'll use sentence diagramming to really SEE what's correct. Join us!

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Jun 14, 2019

What is a verb?

What is a verb? You'll find out in this awesome verb overview! Learn the types of verbs and the ways they act. Check it out!

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Jun 13, 2019

Diagramming Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions connect things. That's easy to remember, right? Use these fun exercises to learn more and have fun doing it. You'll be diagramming sentences and enjoying yourself. I swear.

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Jun 06, 2019

Compound Possessive Pronoun & Noun

How do you form compound possessives with nouns and possessive pronouns? Jim and my cat? Jim and my's cat? Jim's and my cat? Learn the rule and take the quiz! It'll be fun!

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Jun 04, 2019

Helping Verbs & Verb Phrases

It's time to learn about helping verbs and verb phrases! I know you're excited, and you should be. Check it out!

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Jun 01, 2019

Diagramming Interjections & Nouns of Direct Address

Learn about interjections and nouns of direct address with these sentence diagramming exercises. It's fun!

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May 29, 2019

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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May 28, 2019

Adverb Clauses Are a Type of Subordinate Clause

Adverb clauses are subordinate clauses that act as adverbs. (Imagine that!) Let me teach you more!

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May 27, 2019

The Adverb Questions

Knowing the adverb questions will help you understand adverbs. I'll tell you what they are and how to use them here!

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May 24, 2019

Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences!

Find everything you wanted to know about sentence structure! (Including sentence diagrams!) Read more. You know you want to.

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May 21, 2019

Fun with Sentence Construction

Learn about sentence construction! You use sentences every day, but have you ever thought about what sentences really are?

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May 16, 2019

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 15, 2019

English Phrases: Everything You Need to Know

Phrases are groups of words, without both a subject and a verb, functioning as one part of speech. Learn more about English phrases here!

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May 14, 2019

Clauses Make the World Go Round

What are clauses? They're groups of words with a subject and a verb. They can be categorized into two main groups (independent & subordinate). Learn more!

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May 13, 2019

Diagramming the Prepositional Phrase

What's a prepositional phrase? Have fun with these grammar exercises! You'll learn how to identify and diagram prepositional phrases.

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May 10, 2019

Learn Why WOULD OF, COULD OF, & SHOULD OF Are Mistakes

Learn why WOULD OF, COULD OF and SHOULD OF are mistakes.

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May 08, 2019

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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May 07, 2019

Balance as a Noun and Verb

Knowing the parts of speech helps you live better! Find out how as you see BALANCE as a noun and verb.

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May 06, 2019

Albert Einstein Quotations - Diagrammed

Check out the diagrams of these Albert Einstein quotations!

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Apr 25, 2019

Diagramming Puzzle: Patrick Henry

Can you solve the puzzle and diagram this sentence?

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