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1 0 G R A M M A R B A S I C S T O M A S T E R
B E F O R E T A K I N G
T H E A C T O R S A T
O X F O R D T U T O R I N G . ...
It might surprise you to
know that many of our
high school students come
to us not having reviewed
basic grammar since
ele...
always starts with a basic
grammar review.
That is why our English
ACT and SAT preparation
1 0
G R A M M A R
B A S I C S
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Infinitives
Gerunds
Partic...
#1
NOUNS
Nouns represent a person,
place, thing, or idea.
She showed great courage
when faced with the death
of her husband.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#2
PRONOUNS
Pronouns take the place of
nouns.
After Marie won the tennis
tournament, she thanked
her coach and her parents.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#3
VERBS
Verbs can be action, helping,
or linking.
Elyse is training for a
marathon; she wants to
race in six months.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#4
ADJECTIVES
Adjectives modify nouns;
they answer the questions
"Which one?"; "What kind?";
"How many?"
The large dog with the
shaggy coat played with the
three rambunctious
children.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#5
ADVERBS
Adverbs modify verbs,
adjectives, or another
adverb; it answers the
questions "How?"; "When?";
"Where?"; and "W...
My lovely cat usually sleeps
quietly on the kitchen table.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#6
PREPOSITIONS
Prepositions show the
relationship between the two
nouns, usually location or
direction; always comes with...
I ran barefoot through the
soccer field and stepped on
a cleat.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#7
CONJUNCTIONS
Coordinating ­ connects
related words, phrases, or
clauses.
Correlative ­ comes in pairs.
Subordinating ­ ...
Marc likes to eat, but he
doesn't like to exercise.
C O O R D I N A T I N G C O N J U N C T I O N S I N A S E N T E N C E
I want not only a bike but
also a coat for my birthday.
C O R R E L A T I V E C O N J U N C T I O N S I N A S E N T E N C E
Although Paulina wants to
go with us to the game, she
has to finish her homework.
S U B O R D I N A T I N G C O N J U N C ...
#8
INFINITIVES
to + verb; acts like a noun
Gerald wants to go to Europe
next year to study abroad.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#9
GERUNDS
verb + ing; acts like a noun
Hiking and running are my
two favorite activities.
I N A S E N T E N C E
#10
PARTICIPLES
Past ­ verb + ed
Present ­ verb + ing
Act like adjectives.
While tying her running
shoes, Rita sat in a broken
chair.
I N A S E N T E N C E
N E E D A C T
O R S A T
H E L P ?
Sign up for an ACT or SAT
class with Oxford Tutoring!
(949) 681­0388.
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  1. 1. 1 0 G R A M M A R B A S I C S T O M A S T E R B E F O R E T A K I N G T H E A C T O R S A T O X F O R D T U T O R I N G . C O M
  2. 2. It might surprise you to know that many of our high school students come to us not having reviewed basic grammar since elementary school.
  3. 3. always starts with a basic grammar review. That is why our English ACT and SAT preparation
  4. 4. 1 0 G R A M M A R B A S I C S Nouns Pronouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Conjunctions Infinitives Gerunds Participles
  5. 5. #1 NOUNS Nouns represent a person, place, thing, or idea.
  6. 6. She showed great courage when faced with the death of her husband. I N A S E N T E N C E
  7. 7. #2 PRONOUNS Pronouns take the place of nouns.
  8. 8. After Marie won the tennis tournament, she thanked her coach and her parents. I N A S E N T E N C E
  9. 9. #3 VERBS Verbs can be action, helping, or linking.
  10. 10. Elyse is training for a marathon; she wants to race in six months. I N A S E N T E N C E
  11. 11. #4 ADJECTIVES Adjectives modify nouns; they answer the questions "Which one?"; "What kind?"; "How many?"
  12. 12. The large dog with the shaggy coat played with the three rambunctious children. I N A S E N T E N C E
  13. 13. #5 ADVERBS Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or another adverb; it answers the questions "How?"; "When?"; "Where?"; and "Why?".
  14. 14. My lovely cat usually sleeps quietly on the kitchen table. I N A S E N T E N C E
  15. 15. #6 PREPOSITIONS Prepositions show the relationship between the two nouns, usually location or direction; always comes with a phrase.
  16. 16. I ran barefoot through the soccer field and stepped on a cleat. I N A S E N T E N C E
  17. 17. #7 CONJUNCTIONS Coordinating ­ connects related words, phrases, or clauses. Correlative ­ comes in pairs. Subordinating ­ creates a dependent clause.
  18. 18. Marc likes to eat, but he doesn't like to exercise. C O O R D I N A T I N G C O N J U N C T I O N S I N A S E N T E N C E
  19. 19. I want not only a bike but also a coat for my birthday. C O R R E L A T I V E C O N J U N C T I O N S I N A S E N T E N C E
  20. 20. Although Paulina wants to go with us to the game, she has to finish her homework. S U B O R D I N A T I N G C O N J U N C T I O N S I N A S E N T E N C E
  21. 21. #8 INFINITIVES to + verb; acts like a noun
  22. 22. Gerald wants to go to Europe next year to study abroad. I N A S E N T E N C E
  23. 23. #9 GERUNDS verb + ing; acts like a noun
  24. 24. Hiking and running are my two favorite activities. I N A S E N T E N C E
  25. 25. #10 PARTICIPLES Past ­ verb + ed Present ­ verb + ing Act like adjectives.
  26. 26. While tying her running shoes, Rita sat in a broken chair. I N A S E N T E N C E
  27. 27. N E E D A C T O R S A T H E L P ? Sign up for an ACT or SAT class with Oxford Tutoring! (949) 681­0388.
  • LyudmylaZiemkeEdD

    Jul. 10, 2017

If you come to our ACT and SAT private tutoring or ACT and SAT courses with this basic knowledge in your back pocket, you will be ready to move on to the more advanced grammar concepts from the ACT or SAT.

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