Parts of Speech - Introduction

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Here's a quick summary of the different kinds of words we have in the English language and what they are used for.

Parts of Speech - Nouns

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Nouns are usually the first words we learn. The good news is that with nouns, we don't have to worry about gender in English. We do, however, have to be aware of gerunds that act like nouns but look like verbs, and countable or uncountable nouns.

Parts of Speech - Subject Pronouns

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Sigrid reviews the subject pronouns "I," "you," "he," "she," "it," "we," "you," and "they."

Parts of Speech - Object Pronouns

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Sigrid reviews the object pronouns: "me," "you," "him," "her," "it," "us," "you," and "them."

Parts of Speech - Possessive Pronouns - Part 1

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Sigrid talks about the difference between possessive nouns and other possessive words such as possessive determiners or articles like "my" and "your."

Parts of Speech - Possessive Pronouns - Part 2

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Sigrid takes us through the different persons using dependent possessive pronouns, also called possessive adjectives or possessive determiners. These little words are important when talking about names, your possessions, family and friends, characteristics, jobs, favorite things and just about everything else.

Parts of Speech - Possessive Pronouns - Part 3

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True possessive pronouns can stand alone. They replace both the noun and its possessive adjective or determiner. These pronouns are very handy in introductions and conversations about favorites.

Parts of Speech - Prop Words: One and Ones

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"One" and "ones" can replace nouns, but are not pronouns. They are prop words. Let's look at how they are used.

Parts of Speech - Which? This and That, These and Those

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Here are some words to help answer the question "Which one?" We distinguish between singular and plural as well as between something close to us and far away.

Parts of Speech - About the "prop" in prop word

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Sigrid explains the meaning of "prop" as both a noun and a verb. Either one can come in handy.

Parts of Speech - Some and Any - Part 1

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Some and any both refer to an unspecified quantity, but they are used in different situations. Sigrid explains how they work.

Parts of Speech - Some and Any - Part 2

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In this video, Sigrid looks at certain kinds of questions in which it is correct to use "some," the dreaded double negative, and negative statements that can be expressed in two different ways.

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