In order to convey our thoughts clearly and skillfully, we need to know how to combine and use words. The set of rules by which words are best and correctly combined we call grammar. In the study of grammar, we can consider a sentence to be the most basic unit of words conveying a complete thought.
There are four kinds of sentence structures: simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences. In this video we are studying the first two kinds of sentences, simple and compound. Leading into a study of the structure and the necessary components of these sentences, we begin, in the first scene, with a review of the parts of speech.
Table of Contents
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|Scene 1: In the Garden||1|
|Scene 2: Pat and Sara Have Entered the Cottage (sentences, subjects, verbs, parts of speech, nouns, pronouns, interjections)||3|
|Scene 3: Mr. Coolidge Collects Vintage Clothes (nouns, pronouns, verbs)||7|
|Scene 4: Jarrod Reveals His Career Ambition, and Mr. Coolidge Makes a Confession (subjects, verbs, clauses, simple sentences)||11|
|Scene 5: Mr. Coolidge Gives His Philosophy About Clothes (adjectives, adverbs)||15|
|Scene 6: Sara Rebukes Jarrod and Pat (direct objects, predicate nouns, predicate pronouns, indirect objects)||17|
|Scene 7: Pat Continues the Questioning, and Sara Asks Mr. Coolidge a Personal Question (prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, compound sentences)||19|
|Scene 8: Sara Makes an Admission (verbals, infinitives, gerunds, participles)||23|
|Scene 9: Sara Denies Being a Pyromaniac and Learns the Outcome of the Examination||25|
|In Conclusion (sentences: simple and compound)||27|