Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Clauses and phrases, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
Incomplete sentence, comma splice, run-on sentence, …each of those terms represents …a mechanical error connected with clauses and phrases. …In order to discuss these errors we first must …understand the terms phrase and clause, …two more jargon words used in grammar discussion. …First, what’s the difference between a phrase and a clause? …A variety of phrases exist, noun, verb, …adjective, adverbial, and prepositional. …Regardless of the phrases specific purpose, it’s a group …of words that does not need both a subject and a verb. …Look at this example which includes a prepositional phrase: …'The report is on your desk.' …'On' is a preposition, so 'on' plus 'desk' is object, …and all the words in between composes prepositional phrase. …'Desk' is a noun, but the group of words has no verb. …Phrases are generally used correctly. …The only punctuation real to note …is that a comma is used after a long opening phrase, …generally four or more words. …'In the red supply cabinet, the paper is on the third shelf.' …
- Why does grammar matter?
- Diagramming sentences
- Understanding pronouns
- Working with adjectives and adverbs
- Making sentences parallel
- Deciding when to use active and passive voice
- Using commas correctly
- Practicing grammar rules
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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