English Grammar 101
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Foreword: To the Student and Parent/Teacher
Introduction: To Those Grammarians Among Us
Instructions: How to Complete the Lessons
Module 1: Word and Phrase Patterns
Module 2: Clause Patterns
Module 3: Verb Tense and Verbal Patterns
Module 4: Verb Forms and Sentence Patterns
Lesson 4-1: Transitive Active Verbs
Lesson 4-2: Transitive Active Verbs (Continued)
Lesson 4-3: Transitive Active Verbs (Continued)
Lesson 4-4: The Indirect Object
Lesson 4-5: Direct Objects versus Indirect Objects
Lesson 4-6: Transitive Passive Verbs
Lesson 4-7: Transitive Active versus Transitive Passive
Lesson 4-8: Intransitive Complete Verbs
Lesson 4-9: Intransitive Complete versus Transitive Active/Passive
Lesson 4-10: Intransitive Complete versus Transitive Active/Passive (Continued)
Lesson 4-11: Intransitive Linking Verbs
Lesson 4-12: Intransitive Linking Verbs (Continued)
Lesson 4-13: Identifying Verb Forms
Lesson 4-14: Identifying Verb Forms (Continued)
Lesson 4-15: Pronouns by the Case
Lesson 4-16: Objective Case Pronouns
Lesson 4-17: Subjective Case Pronouns
Lesson 4-18: Casework for Pronouns
Quiz 4-19: Cumulative Review
Lesson 4-20: The Declarative versus The Imperative Sentence
Lesson 4-21: The Interrogative versus The Exclamatory Sentence
Lesson 4-22: Identifying Sentences by Use
Lesson 4-23: Agreement: Subjects and Verbs
Lesson 4-24: Agreement: Collective Nouns
Lesson 4-25: Agreement: Compound Subjects
Lesson 4-26: Agreement: Words Always Singular or Plural
Lesson 4-27: Agreement: If I Wish I Were
Lesson 4-28: Agreement: Pronouns and Their Antecedents
Quiz 4-29: Cumulative Review
Exercise 4-30: Module 4 Self-Test
Module 5: Punctuation and Capitalization
Module 6: Supplement - Troublesome Words
greement: Collective Nouns
Some nouns refer to a collection of persons, animals, or things. These nouns are usually singular unless the emphasis is on the individuals making up the collection.
Such nouns as "team," "army," "group," "jury," or "pack" are collective nouns. 1) "The jury has arrived at a verdict." The singular verb is used for the singular jury. 2) "The jury are unable to arrive at a verdict." The plural verb is used meaning each member.
Read each sentence below and click to select the correct form of the verb to agree with the subject.
The pack of wolves (
) moving to a new area.
The army (
) high school graduates.
The committee (
) appointed for one year.
The committee (
) given their assignments.
The herd (
) coming this way.
The mob usually (
) out of control.
A group of hunters (
) going to attend.
The boat crew (
) every day.
The swarm of bees (
) for a new hive.
The class (
) its leaders.
The troop of scouts (
The team (
) four times a week.
In the spring, the flock (
A pod of whales (
) when approached.
A school of fish (
) as a unit.
A pod (
) thousands of miles.
The pride of lions (
) its enemies.
A flock of geese (
) as a unit.
The staff (
) with the policy.
Most of the staff (
) with the principal.
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