ENGLISH GRAMMAR TUTORING
By Janae Cooksey
State Certified Teacher
Twelve Lessons with Exercises and Tests
We will email you each lesson (one chapter at a time), complete with exercises and test, beginning with the first lesson. We will correct your work and help you to understand your errors, if any. We will work closely with you, even provide phone tutoring when requested. Our goal is your success.
Table of contents
1. Parts of Speech: Nouns
Persons, Animals, Places, Objects, Substances, Qualities, Action, Measures, Plural Form, Singular Form, Case, Use, Comparison, Clauses, Gerunds
2. Parts of Speech: Pronouns
Second Person Pronoun , Compound Personal Pronouns, Third Person Pronoun, Reflexive Personal Pronouns , Emphatic or Intensive of the Compound Personal Pronouns, Interrogative Pronouns, Interrogative Adjectives, Demonstrative Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Apostophe, Relative Pronouns, Pronouns used as Adjectives, Agreement of Pronoun with Antecedent, Case
3. Parts of Speech: Verbs
Action, To Be, Linking, Phrases, Principal, Auxiliary, Regular, Irregular, Troublesome, Principal Parts of Troublesome Verbs, Six Tenses, Simple Tense, Perfect Tense, Progressive Form, Emphatic Form, Use of "Shall" and "Will", Use of "Should" and "Would", Mixed Tenses, Voice, Mood, All Types of Participles, Modifiers of Participles, Infinitives
4. Parts of Speech: Adjectives
Identify, Classify, Use, Kinds, Predicate, Comparison, Clauses
5. Parts of Speech: Adverbs
Identify, Position, Modifiers, Comparison, Clauses
6. Parts of Speech: Prepositions
Types of Phrases, Commonly Used, Compound, Position
7. Parts of Speech: Conjunctions
8. Parts of Speech: Interjections
Exclamatory Words, Function
9. Sentence Construction:
Subject and Predicate, Simple and Compound, Fragments, Kinds of Sentences, Inverted Order, Beginning a Sentence with "There", Agreement, Clauses, Complex, Errors
10. Complements of Verbs
The Direct Object, Indirect Object, Transitive, Intransitive
11. Proper Punctuation
Open and Closed, Period, Comma, Semicolon, Colon, Parentheses, Dash, Brackets, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark, Quotation Marks, Single Quotation Marks, Apostrophe, Rules
Basic Spelling Rules, Capitalization Rules, Rules for Abbreviations, List of Appreviations, How to Form Plurals, How to Form Possessives, How to Form Contractions, Frequent Misspelled Words, Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots, Compounding Words, Word Division
ONCE I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE LESSONS
HOW DO I GET THE LESSONS?
WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO DO?
HOW DO I KNOW MY TEST RESULTS?
DO I RECEIVE A GRADE?
1 ONE lesson's chapter at a time will be sent to you in email.
2 When you have completed the exercises for each lesson's chapter, email your answers to the email address provided for you when you register for the tutoring.
3 Next, you will receive the corrections to the excercises shortly after you send them by email.
4 Next, take the test after you have studied the results. The test will have been sent to you with the first lesson.
5 Finally, send your test answers by email. You will receive a grade with our reply, along with the next lesson to complete.
This process will continue until you have completed the work assigned for each chapter to all twelve lessons. The length of time it takes you to finish will depend on how much time you dedicate to studying the lessons, doing the exercises and taking the tests.
6 Yes, you will receive a final grade for the completion of all the lessons.
*The steps above will be followed in the order given above or you will receive an incomplete (inc) as your grade. Remember there are no refunds.
*If you require phone tutoring in order to pass, we may arrange for that at our discretion and there will be an additional charge that will be paid in advance.
Below you will see partial examples of one lesson, two exercises and one test.
Below you will see payment options.
PARTIAL EXAMPLE OF ONE LESSON (Incomplete, of course!)
EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH
Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
Adjectives describe nouns and Adverbs give more meaning to verbs, as a general rule. Examples of adjectives describing nouns are BLUE moon, GREEN grass, HAPPY child, SAD man. Examples of adverbs giving more meaning to verbs are laughed HEARTILY, sobbed VIOLENTLY, asked PERSISTENTLY, smiled SHYLY.
Although a correct sentence is made up of nouns, pronouns, verbs, and verb phrases, they do not give enough specific information nor do they present interesting sentences. They can be monotonous and repetitive, not at all challenging.
Nouns, pronouns, and verbs make a framework for a sentence but leaves nothing to the imagination for building onto that sentence. As you can see in the following examples:
When you have a skeleton sentence like any of the above sentences, it is usually necessary to add other parts of speech in order to make the meaning more clear.
You can add words to nouns and pronouns that tell what kind, what color, which one, etc. If you wanted to tell about a coat a woman was wearing, you would describe the coat in some way. You might even say that it was a brown coat, a fur coat, a raincoat, depending on the meaning you intended to convey. When you add words to describe nouns and pronouns, you give a clearer picture of what that noun or pronoun is like. Words which add new ideas to nouns and pronouns are called adjectives.
Adjectives not only describe by telling what kind or what color, but it may limit the meaning by telling which coat, whose coat, or the number of coats. For example: you might limit the meaning by saying that coat, John's coat, one coat, or several coats.
When you modify a noun or pronoun, you change the meaning slightly by describing or limiting the meaning to a certain kind or to a certain number.
ADJECTIVE BY DEFINITION MEANS TO MODIFY THE MEANING OF THE NOUN OR PRONOUN.
Example: blue hat (modifier = blue) (Blue modifies the noun hat by restricting its meaning and leaving out all other hats of a different color.)
*Enrolled students will receive the rest of this lesson which is not presented here.
PARTIAL EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES (Incomplete, of course!)
IDENTIFY THE PRONOUNS BY NAME, NUMBER, AND CLASSIFICATION (Personal or Possessive)
1. The brown dog barked at the him.
Pronouns: (1) him
EXERCISES TO DO
2. She wrote a letter to her about the gym at school when his swing broke
More exercises not given here
IDENTIFY THE ADJECTIVES BY NAME AND NUMBER
IDENTIFY THE WORDS WHICH THE ADJECTIVES MODIFY OR DESCRIBE
IDENTIFY ARTICLES AND THE WORDS THEY MODIFY
1. The lively, brown dog barked at the shy, withdrawn stranger.
Adjectives: (4) lively, brown (modifies dog) shy, withdrawn (modifies stranger)
Articles: The (dog), the (stranger)
EXERCISES TO DO
2. The green grass grew so fast that the gentle lady had no choice but to hire someone to mow her fast growing, beautiful yard.
More exercises not given here
PARTIAL EXAMPLE OF ONE TEST (Incomplete, of course!)
IDENTIFY ALL THE PARTS OF SPEECH
Identify EACH word in the paragraph below
That fat ostrich runs rapidly throughout the lush, green field. It has long skinny legs and it is so huge that it cannot easily fly, if at all. That funny, fat. large ostrich is as tall as the kitchen door in your brick house. My gosh! It might even be nine feet tall! Most birds have four toes but this ostrich only has two big toes, just like other birds of his kind before him. Did you know that an ostrich lays the largest, fattest eggs of all the birds? The ostrich is known to quickly hide its valuable eggs under the shifting sands.
Enrolled students will receive the rest of this test.
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