Introduction to Grammar 
Introduction to Grammar
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Date Added: August 14, 2016

Lecture Description

Khan Academy Grammarian David Rheinstrom welcomes you to his favorite topic: the study of language, its rules, and its conventions. By understanding English – by speaking it, by writing it, by reading this very sentence – you are a grammarian yourself!

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Grammar on Khan Academy: Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. This section is about Standard American English, but there's something here for everyone.

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Course Index

  1. Introduction to Grammar
  2. Introduction to nouns | The parts of speech
  3. Introduction to singular and plural nouns
  4. Irregular plural nouns |– -f to -ves | The parts of speech
  5. Irregular plural nouns |– words that end in -en
  6. Irregular plural nouns |– base plurals | The parts of speech
  7. Common and proper nouns | The parts of speech
  8. Concrete and abstract nouns | The parts of speech
  9. Irregular plural nouns | the MUTANT PLURALS
  10. Irregular plural nouns |– foreign plurals | The parts of speech
  11. BONUS VIDEO |– Origin of the Mutant Plural
  12. Introduction to verbs | The parts of speech
  13. Introduction to agreement | The parts of speech
  14. Introduction to verb tense | The parts of speech
  15. The present tense | The parts of speech
  16. The past tense | The parts of speech
  17. The future tense | The parts of speech
  18. Helping verbs | The parts of speech
  19. Linking verbs | The parts of speech
  20. Introduction to irregular verbs | The parts of speech
  21. The funky -ed irregular verb | The parts of speech
  22. The vowel-shift irregular verb | The parts of speech
  23. The irregular verb gets taken for a ride
  24. The truly irregular verbs | The parts of speech
  25. Introduction to verb aspect | The parts of speech
  26. Simple Aspect | The parts of speech
  27. Progressive Aspect | The parts of speech
  28. Perfect Aspect | The parts of speech
  29. Perfect progressive aspect | The parts of speech
  30. Modal verbs | The parts of speech
  31. What is a pronoun? | The parts of speech
  32. Personal pronouns | The parts of speech
  33. Possessive pronouns | The parts of speech
  34. Reflexive pronouns | The parts of speech
  35. Relative pronouns | The parts of speech
  36. That versus which | The parts of speech
  37. Who versus whom | The parts of speech
  38. Subject and object pronouns | The parts of speech
  39. Grammatical person and pronouns | The parts of speech
  40. Pronoun number | The parts of speech
  41. Indefinite Pronouns | The parts of speech
  42. Emphatic pronouns | The parts of speech
  43. BONUS VIDEO | Singular They | The parts of speech
  44. Intro to adjectives | The parts of speech
  45. Intro to articles | The parts of speech
  46. Definite and indefinite articles | The parts of speech
  47. Intro to adverbs | The parts of speech
  48. Adjective order | The parts of speech
  49. Adjectives and commas | Adjectives
  50. Intro to the comparative and the superlative | The parts of speech
  51. Forming comparative and superlative modifiers | The parts of speech
  52. Relative adverbs | The parts of speech
  53. Intensifiers and adverbs of degree | The parts of speech
  54. Meet the preposition | The parts of speech
  55. Prepositions of space | The parts of speech
  56. Prepositions of time | The parts of speech
  57. Prepositions of neither space nor time | The parts of speech
  58. Compound prepositions | The parts of speech
  59. Prepositional phrases | The parts of speech
  60. Terminal prepositions | The parts of speech
  61. Coordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech
  62. Subordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech
  63. Correlative conjunctions | The parts of speech
  64. Beginning sentences with conjunctions | The parts of speech
  65. Three ways to end a sentence | Punctuation
  66. Meet the Comma | Punctuation
  67. Salutations and valedictions | Punctuation
  68. Commas in space and time | The Comma | Punctuation
  69. Commas and introductory elements | Punctuation
  70. Punctuating a list | Punctuation
  71. More uses for commas | Punctuation
  72. Commas in dialogue | Punctuation
  73. Appositives | Punctuation
  74. BONUS: The Oxford comma | Punctuation
  75. Introduction to the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  76. Introduction to contractions | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  77. Introduction to the possessive | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  78. Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  79. Advanced (plural) possession | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  80. Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  81. Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  82. BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  83. BONUS: History of the possessive apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation
  84. How to use italics and underlines | Punctuation
  85. Using quotation marks in titles | Punctuation
  86. Dashes | Punctuation
  87. Hyphens vs. dashes | Punctuation
  88. Parentheses | Punctuation
  89. Ellipses | Punctuation
  90. BONUS: "FANBOYS," a mnemonic song | Conjunctions | Parts of speech

Course Description

Khan Academy Grammarian David Rheinstrom welcomes you to his favorite topic: the study of language, its rules, and its conventions. By understanding English – by speaking it, by writing it, by reading this very sentence – you are a grammarian yourself!

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