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The Split-Infinitive World of English Grammar: Program 4

26 minutes 52 seconds

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Focuses on simple, compound, and complex sentences. Explains how each is constructed, and uses examples for emphasis. Also discusses different kinds of phrases (verb, appositive, and prepositional) and objects (direct, indirect, predicate nominative, and others). Points out the flexibility of the English language and its syntax in both its written and spoken forms.

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Runtime: 26 minutes 52 seconds

Young man faces camera with his brow furrowed and lips parted in mid-speech. Caption. Using good grammar is not a case.
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 1
26 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Woman faces camera teaching a grammar lesson on the use of the verb, do. Text appears below her in a box that reads, "I do, you do, he does, we do, they do." Cut-out image of a White Out bottle next to the text box is labeled, "Grammar, Part 1."
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 2
26 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Woman faces camera teaching a grammar lesson on participles. Below her, a text box reads, "Participle, verb that we tinker with and use like an adjective." Cut-out image of a White Out bottle next to the text box is labeled, "Grammar, Part 1."
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 3
26 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Seated woman faces camera teaching a grammar lesson. Caption. But before we talk about complex sentences.
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 4
26 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Seated woman faces camera with camera angle askew. Text above her reads, "And use some verbs as nouns." Below her is a diagram with the word, "Verb," with an arrow pointing to, "Nouns." Cut-out images of White Out bottles border each word.
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 5
26 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Woman faces camera with her hands held directly in front of her with palms down and arms bent at the elbows. Caption. Either way, we end up with a better overall sentence.
Standard Deviants: Split-Infinitive World Of English Grammar
Episode 6
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12