Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Verbs, part of Grammar Foundations.
Basically, a verb is a word that shows action …or a state of being. …The verb is the strongest word in a sentence, …and a complete sentence must have a verb. …So that verb is an all-important word. …When verbs are discussed, …tense, number, passive, active, helper, object, …regular, irregular, participles, gerunds, …and infinitives are all words associated …with using verbs correctly. …That sounds like a lot, and it is. …But the good news is that you use …most of these correctly probably without …even thinking about their use. …In this lesson, let's focus on the four …that create the majority of our verb confusions: …types, agreement of number, tense, …and regular or irregular. …Gerunds, participles, and infinitives …are examined further in the parallelism lesson, …and passive and active are discussed …in a separate lesson. …First, you need to be able to recognize …the kind of verb, action, or state-of-being? …The kind of verb will impact other choices you make …in the sentence such as the object. …
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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