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  • 06:03 Why should you read Virginia Woolf? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Virginia Woolf? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Download a free audiobook and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: http://www.audible.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-virginia-woolf-iseult-gillespie How best can we understand the internal experience of alienatio

  • 05:28 The real reason To Kill A Mockingbird became so famous

    The real reason To Kill A Mockingbird became so famous

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    Find Overrated on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedTheShow/ In this episode of Overrated, Vox's Phil Edwards investigates the largely unheralded business reason behind the success of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird." Harper Lee's To Ki

  • 13:05 The World’s Most Magnificent Libraries

    The World’s Most Magnificent Libraries

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    In this reel, we circumnavigate the globe in search of some of the most unusual and awe-inspiring libraries collecting more than just books. We begin in Alaska at a particularly *macabre* library checking out preserved and taxidermied animals, head on ove

  • 03:41 Months of the Year Song for Kids by NUMBEROCK | English

    Months of the Year Song for Kids by NUMBEROCK | English

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    Enjoy our growing library of math videos ad-free at https://www.numberock.com. ◀ SAFE LINK Video's Lesson Plan: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Units-of-Time-Seconds-Minutes-Hours-Days-Months-and-Years-Musical-Math-2264663 ◀ SAFE LINK NUMBEROC

  • 05:44 Where do new words come from? - Marcel Danesi

    Where do new words come from? - Marcel Danesi

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    Check out the Mysteries of Vernacular series: https://ed.ted.com/mysteries-of-vernacular View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-do-new-words-come-from-marcel-danesi There are over 170,000 words currently in use in the English language. Yet eve

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  • 02:46 Introduction to Grammar | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction to Grammar | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Khan Academy Grammarian David Rheinstrom welcomes you to his favorite topic: the study of language, its rules, and its conventions. By understanding English – by speaking it, by writing it, by reading this very sentence – you are a grammarian yourself! Wa

  • 04:57 Irregular plural nouns |– foreign plurals | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Irregular plural nouns |– foreign plurals | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    You don't need to know how to speak Latin and Greek in order to understand English, but some words in English come from those languages. It's helpful to know how some Greek and Latin words change from singular to plural. Practice this yourself on Khan Aca

  • 01:26 Introduction to verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction to verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Let's explore what verbs are, and what they do! David, KA's Grammar Fellow, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/e/identifying-verbs?utm_source=YT&utm_medium

  • 01:46 Introduction to verb tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction to verb tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    An understanding of verb tense will make you into a TIME WIZARD, with the ability to control the past, the present, and the future – with your words, anyway. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/

  • 02:01 The present tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The present tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    How do we talk about things that are happening right now? Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/v/the-past-tense-verbs-the-parts-of-speech?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=grammar Misse

  • 02:00 The past tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The past tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    When you want to talk about events that have already happened, you use the past tense. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/v/the-future-tense-verbs-the-parts-of-speech?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=

  • 02:50 The future tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The future tense | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    When you want to talk about the future in English, you use the future tense. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/v/linking-verbs-the-parts-of-speech-grammar?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_ca

  • 02:54 Helping verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Helping verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    We've established that verbs can show actions and link ideas together. Now, let's talk about how some verbs can be used to help other verbs. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/gra

  • 03:02 Linking verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Linking verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    In a previous video, we established that one thing verbs can do is show actions, like "the bear runs." Verbs can also link ideas to one another, like "the bear looks cheerful." Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofs

  • 03:29 Introduction to irregular verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction to irregular verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Words like "walk" and "look" are regular verbs – they behave in a predictable way. But there's a whole class of words in English, called irregular verbs, that are harder to predict. David, KA's Grammar Fellow, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Acad

  • 01:53 The funky -ed irregular verb | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The funky -ed irregular verb | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    These are the most regular of the irregular verbs; while they don't behave exactly like regular verbs, like present tense "walk" become past tense "walked", they do maintain the "-ed" sound. It's just spelled differently. Practice this yourself on Khan Ac

  • 03:11 The vowel-shift irregular verb | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The vowel-shift irregular verb | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    This group of irregular verbs have vowel sounds that change in a predictable way, when they go from the present to the past tense. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs

  • 03:14 The irregular verb gets taken for a ride | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The irregular verb gets taken for a ride | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    This group of irregular verbs have vowel sounds that change in a predictable way, when they go from the present to the past tense. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs

  • 02:53 The truly irregular verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    The truly irregular verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Some irregular verbs just won't be categorized. They don't fit into neat little boxes. These are those verbs. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/e/intro-to-irregular

  • 01:50 Introduction to verb aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction to verb aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    If verb tense allows you to control the past, the present, and the future, then aspect gives you even finer control over time. David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.o

  • 01:32 Simple Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Simple Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    If verb tense allows you to control the past, the present, and the future, then aspect gives you even finer control over time. David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.o

  • 02:45 Progressive Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Progressive Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    If verb tense allows you to control the past, the present, and the future, then aspect gives you even finer control over time. David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.o

  • 02:31 Perfect Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Perfect Aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    If verb tense allows you to control the past, the present, and the future, then aspect gives you even finer control over time. David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.o

  • 02:11 Perfect progressive aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Perfect progressive aspect | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    We use the perfect progressive aspect to talk about an action that was once ongoing, but has since completed, like "I had been waiting for twenty minutes." Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/pa

  • 04:53 Modal verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Modal verbs | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    There's a class of helper verbs known as modals that we use to express a bunch of conditions: we can use them to give advice, make guesses at how necessary or likely something is, make requests of people, and so on. They're super useful. Practice this you

  • 02:00 What is a pronoun? | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    What is a pronoun? | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Pronouns are words that can replace nouns, like the way "it" replaces "elephant" in "I looked at the elephant. It was grey." Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-pronoun/e/the-q

  • 03:15 Personal pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Personal pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Let's meet the personal pronouns! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-pronoun/e/meet-the-personal-pronoun?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=grammar Watch the next less

  • 04:52 Possessive pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Possessive pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    We can use pronouns to show possession relationships, describing what things belong to which people, like "her shoe" or "the book is mine." Possessive pronouns come in two flavors: adjective and noun! David, KA's resident grammarian, covers the difference

  • 05:10 Reflexive pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Reflexive pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    We use reflexive pronouns (like "herself" and "ourselves") when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same thing. David, KA's Grammar Fellow, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/gra

  • 01:56 Relative pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Relative pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    We use the relative pronouns to connect clauses together, like "the man *who sold the world* is coming over for dinner." David, KA's Grammar Fellow, explains. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-pronoun/

  • 05:41 That versus which | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    That versus which | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Much has been made of the distinction between "that" and "which" in English, but it can mostly be summed up in two points: 1. "That" doesn't work so well with commas. 2. "Which" doesn't work so well with people. David the Grammarian explains. Watch the ne

  • 04:47 Who versus whom | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Who versus whom | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    When do you use who, and when do you use whom? David, KA's grammarian, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-pronoun/e/relative-pronouns?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&u

  • 05:34 Subject and object pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Subject and object pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Before we get any further with pronouns, let's cover what the difference between a subject and an object pronoun is, because the distinction between those two concepts will start coming up a good deal. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: htt

  • 04:39 Grammatical person and pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Grammatical person and pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    There's this idea in grammar called grammatical person that helps describe who's being talked about in a sentence. David, KA's Grammar Fellow, explains. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts

  • 05:18 Pronoun number | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Pronoun number | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    The difference between something being singular or plural is what we call 'grammatical number' in English. Here's how that idea applies to pronouns! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofsp

  • 05:03 Indefinite Pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Indefinite Pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David, Khan Academy's Grammar Fellow, covers three nifty features of indefinite pronouns, which are pronouns that are just a little vague, y'know? Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspee

  • 02:55 Emphatic pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Emphatic pronouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Sometimes we use reflexive pronouns like "myself" and "ourselves" for emphasis in a sentence, like, "If you won't help me, then I'll do it myself!" KA's Grammar Fellow, David, explains this usage. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://

  • 09:03 BONUS VIDEO | Singular They | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    BONUS VIDEO | Singular They | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    You may have been hearing a lot about the "singular they" recently. But what is it? How does it work, what is its history, and is it grammatical? Let's find out. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-modif

  • 03:50 Adjectives and commas | Adjectives | Khan Academy

    Adjectives and commas | Adjectives | Khan Academy

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    When using more than one adjective, sometimes you put a comma between them and sometimes you don't. Learn how to tell when you need a comma in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-modifier/e/commas-

  • 04:33 Coordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Coordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Coordinating conjunctions connect parts of sentences to each other. David explains how. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/conjunctions/e/meet-the-conjunction?utm_source=YT&utm_me

  • 05:27 Subordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Subordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Subordinating conjunctions join two parts of complex sentences––independent clauses to dependent clauses. David explains how. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/conjunctions/e/coo

  • 03:12 Correlative conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Correlative conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Correlative conjunctions work in pairs to connect parts of sentences. David teaches you how they do it! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/conjunctions/e/correlative-conjuntions?u

  • 06:08 Beginning sentences with conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Beginning sentences with conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Is it okay to begin a sentence with a conjunction like "but" or "because"? Yes. David explains why. Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/conjunctions/v/correlative-conjunctions?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=D

  • 02:52 Three ways to end a sentence | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Three ways to end a sentence | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, introduce the three ways to end a sentence: the period, the exclamation point, and the question mark. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-comma/e/three-ways-to-end-a

  • 03:59 Meet the Comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Meet the Comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige introduce you to the superhero of the punctuation world: the comma! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: . Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/

  • 02:18 Salutations and valedictions | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Salutations and valedictions | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, talk about how to address and sign off on letters using commas! Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/v/commas-in-space-and-time-the-comma-punctuation-khan-a

  • 03:19 Commas in space and time | The Comma | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Commas in space and time | The Comma | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Learn how to use commas when writing addresses (in space) and dates (in time). Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/salutations--valedictions--dates--and-addresses Watch t

  • 04:35 Commas and introductory elements | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Commas and introductory elements | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    In English, you use commas to separate introductory elements from the rest of a sentence. Find out how with David and Paige! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/commas-an

  • 01:51 Punctuating a list | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Punctuating a list | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Learn how to use commas to punctuate a written list of people, things, actions, or events. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/punctuating-lists?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=

  • 03:24 More uses for commas | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    More uses for commas | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, discuss tag questions, yes and no statements, and direct address -- all situations where the comma is super useful. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/v/c

  • 03:00 Commas in dialogue | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Commas in dialogue | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    “Today we’re going to talk about using commas in dialogue,” said David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/commas-in-dialogue?utm_so

  • 03:00 Appositives | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Appositives | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, cover appositives and how to use commas along with them. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/e/appositives?utm_source=YT&utm_med

  • 03:43 BONUS: The Oxford comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    BONUS: The Oxford comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige tackle the great comma debate of our time: Oxford comma or no Oxford comma? Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-comma/v/appositives-the-comma-punctuation-khan-academy?utm_source=YT&utm

  • 04:50 Introduction to the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige, KA’s resident grammarians, introduce a new piece of punctuation: the apostrophe! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-comma/e/introduction-to-the-apostrophe Watch the next lesson: https://www.k

  • 03:36 Introduction to contractions | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to contractions | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Apostrophes are great at standing in for missing letters, allowing us to shorten words. Paige and David discuss contractions and the Principle of Least Effort. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/

  • 03:45 Introduction to the possessive | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Introduction to the possessive | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Apostrophes can help show when something belongs to someone. Paige and David explain how! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/introduction-to-the-possessive-case Watch the next lesson: https://www

  • 01:51 Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Do words that end in "s" still need _'s_ to show possession? David and Paige explain! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-apostrophe/e/introduction-to-the-possessive-case Watch the next lesson: https://www.kha

  • 04:11 Advanced (plural) possession | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Advanced (plural) possession | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Paige and David talk about using apostrophes to show that something belongs to multiple people. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe/e/advanved--plural--possesion Watch

  • 02:51 Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    There is *one* extremely rare case in which we use apostrophes to make things plural. David and Paige, KA's resident grammarians, discuss this unusual case. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/p

  • 02:31 Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    David and Paige explain the meaning of two English words that look and sound very similar but act very different: _its_ and _it's_. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe

  • 05:40 BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    The apostrophe has a bizarre history, including being the name for something that's not really related to grammar at all. David, Paige, and special guest Jake explain. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-a

  • 10:57 BONUS: History of the possessive apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    BONUS: History of the possessive apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    David, Paige, and Jake cover the fascinating history of the possessive apostrophe. Stay tuned for this bonus video! Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation/the-apostrophe/v/bonus-history-of-the-ap

  • 04:18 How to use italics and underlines | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    How to use italics and underlines | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Learn how to use italics and underlines when writing the titles of works or when emphasizing a particular word or phrase. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-qu

  • 03:13 Using quotation marks in titles | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Using quotation marks in titles | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Learn how to use quotation marks to title things like poems, songs, and episodes of TV shows. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-quotes/ Watch the next lesson:

  • 06:20 Dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Dashes are like little actors—they can behave like colons, pairs of commas, or parentheses. Learn how to use them in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/introduction-to-the-

  • 04:51 Hyphens vs. dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Hyphens vs. dashes | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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