Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Unpacking word meanings, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
Unpacking words can help you understand…spellings, parts of speech, and meanings.…Let's look at words with multiple meanings…and similar sounds which can be confusing.…Such as sit, set, and sat;…and lie and lay.…Let's start with the irregular verb set.…All tenses are the same word: set.…This verb means to place something.…Irregular verbs are discussed in another lesson.…Look at these examples.…I set the plant on the desk.…Yesterday, I set the trophy on the shelf.…
I will set the pictures on your table…as soon as they arrive.…In each of these sentences,…the word "set" can be substituted with "place."…Place the plant,…plate the trophy,…and place the picture.…"Set" can also function as a noun.…The set of glasses arrived in time for the party.…Set is the noun: who or what arrived.…Or, we decided on a set number of hours for the meeting.…Now "set" is used as an adjective,…describing the number.…
"Set" can also be part of a phrase.…We set forth on the journey.…"Set" is again a verb,…but this time it doesn't mean to place something.…
- 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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