Basics of Modern English
This course reviews the usage rules of English grammar, paying particular attention to sentence structure and mechanics. The following is a partial list of topics: types of sentences, run-ons, fragments, comma splices, subject-verb agreement, verb tense, pronoun-antecedent agreement, pronoun case, use of adjectives and adverbs, misplaced and dangling modifiers. The course also examines rules of punctuation and capitalization. This course also helps prepare education students for their Praxis I exam.