Online Class: ABCs of English Grammar

This instructor-led, online grammar course provides an easy and efficient review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college class as well as help with your everyday business and personal correspondence.

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Course Description

This online grammar course will provide you with a comprehensive review of the grammar and writing skills necessary to be successful in your academic and professional life. Learning how to properly use English grammar will not only help you excel in writing academic essays and passing entrance exams, but more importantly, it will help you improve your everyday, work-related writing and email correspondence.

Divided up into 15 easy-to-understand lessons, this grammar course concentrates on usage, the mechanics of a sentence, spelling, and a general review of grammatical problem areas. Each lesson focuses on frequent errors, illustrates concepts with real world examples, suggests strategies, and provides review worksheets, activities, and assignments to ensure skill mastery. Lessons also offer additional study guides for further learning.
This course is ideal for all types of students who want to get an edge on taking a high school, college, or a job-related English exam--as well as anyone wishing to update and improve their grammar and writing skills.

Course Motivation

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Grammar

This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7080.pdf
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction

Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate

The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate. Additional lesson topics: Subject and Verb Agreement 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam: Subject and Predicate

Lesson 3: Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. Additional lesson topics: Compound Nouns; Pronoun Central 58 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Case of Nouns and Pronouns
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Correct Pronoun Use
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun

Lesson 4: Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. Additional lesson topics: Intro to Verb Tenses; Verb Tense Worksheets 57 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Recognizing Verb Tenses
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam: Verbs

Lesson 5: Common Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs Additional lesson topics: Past Participle Practice; Irregular Verbs; Irregular Verbs Exercise 1 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam: Irregular Verbs

Lesson 6: Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam: Adjectives and Adverbs

Lesson 7: The Phrase

Phrases are sections or part of a sentence that impart additional information but don't contain both a subject and verb. Additional lesson topics: Grammar Bytes: Recognizing Prepositional Phrases; Prepositional Phrases: Diagnostic Quiz practice 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7082.pdf
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam: The Phrase

Lesson 8: The Clause

The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam: The Clause

Lesson 9: Review the Mechanics of a Sentence

This lesson will define and provide examples of errors that form various sentence forms (such as a run-on sentence). This lesson will also provide a review of punctuation rules, capitalization rules, and the role of modifiers. Additional lesson topics: Connectives Practice Quiz; Sentence Fragments 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Sentence Corrections
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exercise: Run-On sentences
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exercise: Sentence Logic

Lesson 10: The Role of Modifiers

Here we discuss how sentence meaning can be misconstrued with simple word misplacement and how to fix it. Additional lesson topics: Modifier Placement; Noun Modifiers 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Modifiers
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam: Modifiers

Lesson 11: Introduction to Capitalization

This lesson is a basic introduction for capitalization. Additional lesson topics: Capitalization; Capitalization Quiz 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam: Capitalization

Lesson 12: Introduction to Punctuation

This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation. Additional lesson topics: Punctuation Quiz 26 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam: Punctuation

Lesson 13: Review of Spelling

This lesson will provide a guide of frequently misspelled words as well as a spelling guide strategy list. Additional lesson topics: Ten Tips for Better Spelling; Spelling Rules; Syllable Quiz 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review A
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review B

Lesson 14: Review of Diction

This lesson will discuss the powerful role of words in a sentence and the frequent errors that tend to occur. Additional lesson topics: Word Usage Tips; Words Commonly Misused or Confused 0 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7089.pdf

Lesson 15: Summary and Additional Resources

Additional Resources 381 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize the subject and predicate of any sentence.
  • Know the differences between nouns and pronouns.
  • Be comfortable with forming sentences with the correct verb tenses.
  • Recognize irregular verbs.
  • Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them properly in sentences.
  • Understand what is meant by a Phrase.
  • Identify the Clause.
  • Break down the mechanics of a sentence.
  • Identify the role of modifiers and use them correctly.
  • Correctly use capitalization in writing.
  • Correctly punctuate sentences.
  • Avoid common spelling problems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: ABCs of English Grammar
Course Number: 57700116
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (7,096 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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  • "This was a very helpful course; I would definitely recommend it to others as a great 'brush-up' of skills. A good sound explanation was given throughout lessons. I was extremely pleased with how quickly lessons and exams were graded." -- Patricia K.
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  • "All of the lessons were helpful. This online course really made me feel like I was in a classroom. The instructor was great, and the lessons will motivate you to succeed." -- Renee B.
  • "Most helpful were The Mechanics of the Sentence and Introduction to Punctuation because it was an area I needed to work on." -- Robert C.
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