Ess. Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
In Essential Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, you study or review parts of speech, parts of the sentence, types of phrases and clauses, grammar–usage rules, and punctuation rules.
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In this course, you review or relearn:
- Parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions
- Parts of the sentence: subjects, verbs, predicates, direct objects, indirect objects, object complements, subject complements
- Phrases and clauses: prepositional phrases, noun phrases, verb phrases, infinitive phrases, adjective phrases, adverb phrases, gerund phrases, participial phrases, appositives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, adverb clauses
- Grammar and usage rules: fragments, comma splices, subject–verb agreement, pronoun–antecedent agreement, who vs whom, problem modifiers, adjective and adverb formation, verb tense usage and formation, parallelism
- Punctuation: introductory-element commas, compound sentence commas, nonpunctuation of compound predicates, series commas, restrictive and nonrestrictive commas
You use links, videos and transcripts of those videos to learn these tasks, interactive online exercises and quizzes to practice them, e-mail your instructor when you have questions, and send your work to your instructor for review.
Example units from this course:
Course cost: McMurrey Associates $175 U.S.; no other purchases necessary. All work is available as online exercises and quizzes, which your instructor automatically receives and reviews. Your instructor is available many hours a week to answer your questions and provide help.
Here are the policies for this course:
- You have 93 days to complete the units of this course.
- You are welcome to work ahead of the schedule you see on your schedule page for this course. If you foresee needing extra time, contact email@example.com
- You can choose whether to take this course for a letter grade or pass–fail.
- No refunds will be granted after the third day that you have access to this course.
- Unless results are automatic, your instructor will review, comment on, and return your work within three days of receipt. Expect an e-mail confirmation that your instructor has received your work.
- Your instructor is available many hours per week to answer your questions and provide other help. Setting up an appointment works best.
- The topics in this course are the most important at beginning and intermediate levels. You can request units on other topics; your instructor will consider adding them.
- Your instructor will gladly provide you with a letter describing the quality of your work in this course.
- Your instructor will make reasonable efforts to ensure your success in this course but can make no guarantees concerning your writing or career success outside of this course.
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