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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
Curriculum Outline

Topic 1. Grammar

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1Parts Of Speech Review
   
                                  
2Nouns as Subjects, Direct Objects, and Indirect Objects
   
                                  
3Subjects and Nouns
   
                                  
4Proper and Common Nouns
   
                                  
5Abstract and Concrete Nouns
   
                                  
6Plural Nouns
   
                                  
7Verbs
   
                                  
8Subjects and Verbs
   
                                  
9Subject-Verb Agreement
   
                                  
10Mind Your Subject!
   
                                  
11Direct Objects
   
                                  
12Indirect Objects
   
                                  
13Kinds of Verbs
   
                                  
14Verb Tense - Present, Past, and Future
   
                                  
15Principal Parts of Verbs
   
                                  
16Irregular Verbs
   
                                  
17Be - As a Helping Verb
   
                                  
18Be - As a Linking Verb
   
                                  
19Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
   
                                  
20Contractions with Verbs
   
                                  
21Pronouns
   
                                  
22Kinds of Pronouns
   
                                  
23Pronouns as Objects
   
                                  
24Possessive Pronouns
   
                                  
25Relative and Interrogative Pronouns
   
                                  
26Pronouns as Subjects
   
                                  
27Pronouns and Direct Objects
   
                                  
28Pronouns and Indirect Object
   
                                  
29Pronoun Case (Tested in ACT)
   
                                  
30Pronoun Agreement (Tested in ACT)
   
                                  
31Adjectives
   
                                  
32Comparing with Adjectives: Positive - Comparative - Superlative
   
                                  
33Adverbs of Time, Place, and Manner
   
                                  
34Comparing with Adverbs
   
                                  
35Adjectives and Adverbs
   
                                  
36Prepositions
   
                                  
37More About Prepositions
   
                                  
38Conjunctions
   
                                  
39Types of Conjunctions
   
                                  
40Articles
   
                                  
41Kinds of Sentences - Assertive, Imperative, Interrogative, Exclamatory
   
                                  
42Fragments, Run-ons, and Compound Sentences
   
                                  
43Subjects and Predicates
   
                                  
44Compound Subjects and Compound Predicates
   
                                  
45Dependent and Independent Clauses
   
                                  
46Appositives: Restrictive and Non-restrictive
   
                                  
47English - Grammar and Usage
   
                                  
48English - Sentence Structure
   
                                  

Topic 2. Punctuation

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1Capitalization
   
                                  
2Punctuation Marks
   
                                  
3Punctuation - Comma (,)
   
                                  
4Punctuation - Quotation Marks ('' '')
   
                                  
5Punctuation - Period (.)
   
                                  
6Punctuation - Exclamation (!)
   
                                  
7Punctuation - Question Mark (?)
   
                                  
8Punctuation - Apostrophe (')
   
                                  
9Punctuation - Semicolon (;)
   
                                  
10Punctuation - Colon (:)
   
                                  
11Punctuation - Hyphen (-), Dash ()
   
                                  
12Punctuation - Parentheses ( )
   
                                  

Topic 3. Style

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1Elements of Style
   
                                  
2Avoiding Shifts in Sentences
   
                                  
3Writing Fluent Sentences
   
                                  
4Use Active Voice
   
                                  
5Put Statements in Positive Form
   
                                  
6Omit Needless Words: Conciseness in Writing
   
                                  
7More Ways to Omit Needless Words in Writing
   
                                  
8Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences
   
                                  
9Keep Related Words Together
   
                                  
10Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End
   
                                  
11In Summaries, Keep to One Tense
   
                                  

Topic 4. Miscellaneous Topics & Review Tests

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1Correcting Sentence Errors
   
                                  
2Identifying Sentence Errors - Wordiness and Redundancies
   
                                  
3Identifying Sentence Errors - Faulty Verb
   
                                  
4Identifying Sentence Errors - Faulty Parallelism
   
                                  
5Identifying Sentence Errors - Faulty Idioms
   
                                  
6Identifying Sentence Errors - Faulty Diction
   
                                  
7Identifying Sentence Errors - Errors In Grammar Usage
   
                                  
8Improving Sentences - Subject and Verb Agreement
   
                                  
9Improving Sentences - Punctuation
   
                                  
10Improving Sentences - Pronouns
   
                                  
11Improving Sentences - Prepositions
   
                                  
12Improving Sentences - Clauses
   
                                  
13Improving Sentences - Adverbs
   
                                  
14Repairing Run-on Sentences
   
                                  
15Grammar Placement Test