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: Compound Subjects
Compound subjects of two or more nouns or pronouns take a plural verb. If parts of the compound subject are joined by "or" or "nor," the subject word following the "or" or "nor" determines if the verb is singular or plural.
1) "Jan and Jill are going to the movies." The plural subject takes a plural verb. 2) "Neither the players nor the coach is going to the game." The singular subject "coach" takes the singular verb. 3) "Either the coach or the players are coming tonight." The plural subject "players" takes the plural verb.
Read each sentence below and click to select the correct verb form to agree with each subject.
Either Bill or Sally (
Neither Bill nor Sally (
) to go.
Bill and Sally (
) want to go.
Bill and Sally (
) to go.
John, along with his friends, (
) going to attend.
Going to the conference (
) John and his two friends.
) the bride and groom.
) Brenda and the others when we needed their help.
Neither Ms. Jones nor the students (
) going to the conference.
Either the students or Ms. Jones (
) the invitation.
Erin and Torie (
) flying to Hawaii.
The girls and their family (
Cody and Blackberry (
) each morning.
Either Cody or Blackberry (
) the barking exchange.
Neither Cody nor the neighborhood dogs (
) going inside.
Sean and Jonathon (
Either Sean or Jonathon (
) like the snow.
Neither Sheri nor the boys (
) a cold winter.
Snow and ice (
) on the road.
Sean, together with his friends, (
) snowboarding every week.
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