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Apr 28, 2021

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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Apr 21, 2021

Diagramming Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions connect words, phrases, and clauses. These sentence diagraming exercises will SHOW you how conjunctions work. Join us!

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Apr 15, 2021

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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Apr 09, 2021

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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Apr 08, 2021

Two Confusing Capitalization Rules

Learn two confusing capitalization rules in this video lesson.

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Apr 01, 2021

Demystifying Grammar: Making Grammar Fun Through Sentence Diagramming

Grammar can seem like a complicated, boring topic that’s a burden to teach and to learn, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Mar 30, 2021

The Compound-Complex Sentence

Learn all about the compound-complex sentence. Seeing it diagrammed will clear up any confusion that you may have.

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Mar 29, 2021

The Complex Sentence

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

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Mar 23, 2021

Diagramming Modifiers: Adverbs & Adjectives

Learn about modifiers (adverbs and adjectives) and how to diagram them with these sentence diagramming exercises!

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Mar 22, 2021

Diagramming Sentences With Direct Speech

How do you diagram sentences that contain direct speech?

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Mar 18, 2021

What part of speech is this? Here's how to figure it out.

“What part of speech is this?” Learn how to figure out what part of speech a word is as well as why it can be so confusing. Quiz included!

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Mar 10, 2021

Collective Nouns

What are collective nouns? Are they singular or plural? This lesson will help you answer these burning questions.

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Mar 09, 2021

Action Verbs Show Action!

Action verbs show action. (I bet you knew that.) They can be transitive verbs or intransitive verbs. I'll show you!

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Mar 04, 2021

What are passive verbs? (Passive & Active Voice)

Passive verbs receive the action of the verb. See examples and learn about diagramming sentences that are written in the passive voice.

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Feb 26, 2021

Compound Sentences vs. Simple Sentences

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

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Feb 25, 2021

Take This Grammar Test

Take this grammar test to see how well you know grammar!

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Feb 22, 2021

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!

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Feb 19, 2021

Let's Diagram A Frederick Douglass Quotation Together

Let's diagram a Frederick Douglass quotation together. Here we go!

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Feb 17, 2021

The Grammar of Participial Phrases & Adjective Clauses

Participial Phrases & Adjective Clauses: See How They're Alike & Different

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Feb 16, 2021

Diagram A Sentence Together

Watch videos where we diagram a sentence together with online sentence diagramming software. It's fun!

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