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: If I Wish I Were
Often in dependent clauses introduced by the word "if," the plural verb is required in the pattern of the clause.
In the sentence: "If I
you, I would go home." The plural verb "were" is used even though the subject of the verb "I" is singular. If the subject is plural the verb is also plural.
Read each sentence below and click to select the correct verb form for each dependent clause as shown.
If I (
) trying out for the team, I would succeed.
If the team (
) winning games, the team would be selected.
If she (
) wishing for our return, she would be disappointed.
If they (
) expecting us to come, we should go.
I would wear my best suit if I (
) going to the wedding.
If we (
) taking the trip, we must have the car repaired.
They would absolutely die, if I (
) to attend.
If the army (
) my first choice, I would enlist.
If I (
) in your shoes, I would find another job.
If the flock (
) returning to the island, I would be surprised.
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