Subjects and predicates
Subjects and predicates are the essential, most basic building blocks of a sentence. They’re nothing fancy, just beginner-level grammar. Before you learn any of the more sophisticated grammatical concepts, you have to know what a subject and predicate are. Also, you must know what they are to avoid writing grammatical gaffes like sentence fragments, subject-verb disagreements, and dangling modifiers. You can add things like subordinate clauses, attach them to other sentences to make compound sentences. They’re the steel scaffolding of grammar. Once you have a good, solid sentence, you can hang all sorts…Read more »
I and me
I and me
Learn how to use "I" and "me" properly, and avoid one of the most common grammatical errors. First, learn the quick trick to getting it right. Then, get the more thorough explanation of subjective and objective verbs. Knowing the difference between subjects and objects—or at least being able to hear the difference—can help you out with tricky choices like "she" and "her," "they" and "them" and "who" and "whom." This video also touches briefly on the idea of gender-neutral singular pronouns, like "ze" and "hir" as well as the use of the singular…Read more »