PRE-TEST: SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT
Locate the simple subject and underline it once. Then locate the verb and underline it twice.
The word dog (refers/refer) to a domesticated canine with four legs and a tail.
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For each of the following sentences, cross out any phrase that comes between a verb and its subject. Then
select the correct verb and write it in the space provided.
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ANSWERS: SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT
Locate the simple subject and underline it once. Then locate the verb and underline it twice. (The highlighted words act are clues to help determine the number.)
The word dog (refers/refer) to a domesticated canine with
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Relative clauses give information about a noun or noun phrase.
They are linked to the noun or noun phrase by a relative pronoun (e.g., that, who, which).
The relative pronoun can either be the subject or the object of the clause.
Every essay requires one sentence that explicitly addresses the action words. This sentence is referred to as a thesis.
An essays thesis is only one sentence long, but it is the most important sentence in the entire essay. It is the sentence
USING PARTICIPLES TO ADD AN EXPLANATION
In adding an explanation, it is important to minimize the number of words that you intend to use to make sure you stay
within the word limit.
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English, just like math, has parallels, too. However, in grammar, parallels are created with words, not with pencils and rulers.
According to the law of parallelism, comparable sentence parts must be structurally and logically similar. There i
Pronoun Agreement Challenges
The following guidelines will help you avoid errors in pronounantecedent agreement in special cases. These
special instances include sentences in which the antecedents (a) are joined by or or nor, (b) are indefinite
EXERCISE 4: PARALLELISM
Each of the following sentences contains an error of parallelism in its underlined portion. For each sentence, begin by
writing a correct version of the sentence. Then, using your correct version of the sentence: (1) double underli
Fundamentals of Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
When pronouns substitute for nouns, the pronouns must agree with their antecedents in number (singular or
plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, or neuter). Here are suggestions for using pronouns effectively
The English language contains many punctuation marks: commas, periods, question marks, quotation marks, exclamation
points, parentheses, hyphens, a couple different kinds of dashes.
Note: The four periods at the end of the previous sentence ar
Thesis Statement: Andrew Carnegies (A) contributions to U.S. manufacturing, personal financial success, and
philanthropy often overshadow (B) the tense working conditions, (C) poor wages, and (D) strained
labor relations between the steel magnate
Challenges in Using Personal Pronouns
Choosing the correct personal pronouns in compound constructions, comparatives, and appositives requires a good understanding of
the following guidelines.
Compound Subjects and Objects
When a pronoun appears in combin
Rule 1. Capitalize the first word of a quoted sentence.
He said, Treat her as you would your own daughter.
Look out! she screamed. You almost ran into my child.
Rule 2. Capitalize a proper noun.
Golden Gate Bridge
Rule 3. Capitalize a perso
Guidelines for Using Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns indicate the person speaking, the person spoken to, or the person or object spoken of. Notice in the
following table that personal pronouns change their form (or case) depending on who is speaking (
An appositive is a word or phrase that identifies a noun or gives additional information about a noun. Usually the word or
phrase is either a noun or a noun phrase, but not always. The appositive is usually next to the noun it is identifying o
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Reading List of (Aspiring) English Majors
Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
The Beach by Alex Garl
Reading List for (Aspiring) English Majors
This list is intended only as a general guide to significant works of literature and writings on composition, not a required
reading list. The selections are arranged by historical period and genre, not by the na
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psychometricians, more so now with
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Primer: Psychometrician (RPm)
Psychometrics is a specialized field and there is a shortage of
licensed psychometricians, more so now with regulatory laws, the
push for educational accountability and the demand for quality
assurance in testing programs.
Complete Punctuation Review
Insert all necessary punctuation in the following sentences. Correct any incorrect punctuation. Do not break any sentences into two sentences.
Did you see the article titled, Soaring Salaries of C.E.O.s that appeared in The
Advanced Pronoun Use
The use of the pronouns who and whom presents a continuing dilemma for speakers and writers. In conversation the
correct choice of who or whom is especially difficult because of the mental gymnastics necessary to locate subjects and
EXERCISE: QUESTION ANALYSIS
Determine the role of each statement. Remember, its best to start by finding the task (question or command form), then
the thesis (usually phrased with will/should + verb), and whats left, if there is any, is only the backgroun
THE PRESENT PARTICIPLE, PAST PARTICIPLE, AND PERFECT PARTICIPLE
1. Present Participle
The present participle is often used when we want to express an active action. In English we add -ing to the infinitive of the verb.
Uses of the Present Participle
Rule 1. Some authorities say that the numbers one through nine or ten should be spelled out and figures used for higher
numbers. Other authorities spell out one through one hundred, plus even hundreds, thousands, and so on. The
EXERCISE: THESIS WRITING
Write a fitting thesis for each.
1. Unemployment has become an increasing problem in the recent past.
What factors contribute to an increase in unemployment and what steps can be taken to solve the problem?
2. Blood sports
ANSWERS: WHO vs. WHOM
Fill in the blanks with who or whom. Remember to ignore parenthetical phrases such as I think, we know, you feel, and
EXERCISE 1: COMBINING SIMPLE SENTENCES TO CREATE COMPLEX STRUCTURES USING RELATIVE PRONOUNS
Make a new sentence by joining the two short sentences. The sentence in italics should become the relative clause, and
the relative pronoun is the subject of the d
EXERCISE 1: Commas
Correct any comma errors. Place a check mark in front of sentences that are correct.
1. I took Angie the one with the freckles to the movie last night.
2. Jeremy, and I, have had our share of arguments.
3. You are I am sure, telling the
EXERCISE: SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT
Locate the subject and underline it once. Then locate the verb and underline it twice.
Cows can (sleeps/sleep) standing up.
Webinars (refer/refers) to seminars that are conducted online.
The quality of the candies
EXERCISE 1: Capitalization
Correct the following sentences if an error appears.
1. She said, bees are not the only insects that sting.
2. You must understand, he pleaded, That I need more time to pay you.
3. Mark Paxton, the Vice President of the company,