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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 02:54 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 02:11 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

  • 04:47 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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://

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 31:05 English Grammar Boot Camp | The Great Courses

    English Grammar Boot Camp | The Great Courses

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    https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/show/english_grammar_boot_camp?utm_source=US_SocialMedia&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYoutube&utm_campaign=138569 Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling

  • 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

  • 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=

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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=

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 05:27 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

  • 03:24 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 03:26 Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma - TED-Ed

    Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma - TED-Ed

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/grammar-s-great-divide-the-oxford-comma-ted-ed If you read "Bob, a DJ and a clown" on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only...

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  • 04:39 Does Grammar Matter? - Andreea S. Calude

    Does Grammar Matter? - Andreea S. Calude

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/does-grammar-matter-andreea-s-calude It can be hard sometimes, when speaking, to remember all of the grammatical rules that guide us when we’re writing. When is it right to say “the dog and me” and when should i

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  • 07:50 Compound Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Compound Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    These prepositions are called compound prepositions, or multisyllabic prepositions. Like most prepositions, they have both literal and figurative meanings. David explains. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech

  • 05:43 Under- and overstatement | Style | Grammar

    Under- and overstatement | Style | Grammar

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    This is, bar none, the greatest video Khan Academy has ever made, although I may be slightly overstating that. Learn how to master this style by following along.

  • 07:58 Irony | Style | Grammar

    Irony | Style | Grammar

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    Irony, puns, and sarcasm are some of the toughest concepts in English. This video attempts to explain all three.

  • 08:14 Popular The scale of formality | Style | Grammar

    The scale of formality | Style | Grammar

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    How formal or informal should you be when you write or speak? Let's dive into that!

  • 06:21 Alliteration, Assonance, and Onomatopoeia | Style | Grammar

    Alliteration, Assonance, and Onomatopoeia | Style | Grammar

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    This video will teach you all about the different ways you can use the sound of words for effect. Alliteration is when you use a bunch of similar consonants in a row; assonance is when you use a bunch of similar vowel sounds in a row; onomatopoeia is basi

  • 03:21 There, their, and they're | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    There, their, and they're | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

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    This is one of the most frequently-confused trios in the English language. Follow along, and learn to suss out the differences between these three words.

  • 03:19 To, two, and too | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    To, two, and too | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

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    Another troublesome triad, "to", "two", and "too". Let's set these frequently-confused words straight!

  • 05:53 Origin Of The Mutant Plural | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Origin Of The Mutant Plural | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Why does "goose" become "geese" and "foot" become "feet"? David the Grammarian and Jake the Linguist explain.

  • 03:43 Concrete And Abstract Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Concrete And Abstract Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    The difference between concrete and abstract nouns can be a little fuzzy. Let's start by focusing on the word origins of "concrete" and "abstract", and see if that gives us a way in.

  • 02:52 Common And Proper Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Common And Proper Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    What's the difference between a common noun and a proper noun?

  • 05:38 Prepositional Phrases | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Prepositional Phrases | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Prepositional phrases are word chunks that begin with a preposition. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposition/e/prepositional-phrases/ Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposi

  • 03:23 Popular Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video

    Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video

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    "Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" The classic Jack Sheldon favorite from Schoolhouse Rock. For more information, go to www.DisneyEducation.com.

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  • 03:24 Popular Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Unpack Your Adjectives Music Video

    Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Unpack Your Adjectives Music Video

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    The classic adjective song from Schoolhouse Rock! This song was written by one of the original founders of Schoolhouse Rock, our friend George Newall, and performed by Blossom Dearie. For more information, go to www.DisneyEducation.com.

  • 04:28 Introduction To Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction To Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, introduces you to the most common English part of speech: the noun. Watch the next lesson: https://youtu.be/ETzngG8N3AU About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a pers

  • 02:42 Irregular Plural Nouns, Part IV | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Irregular Plural Nouns, Part IV | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    English has seven words that behave very strangely when you change them from the singular to the plural. These are called THE MUTANT PLURALS of English. They're super cool.

  • 05:07 Irregular Plural Nouns, Part III | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Irregular Plural Nouns, Part III | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Some nouns look the same whether they're singular or plural – these nouns are called "base plurals", and we'll demonstrate how they behave the only way I know how... by using sheep!

  • 04:18 Affect and effect | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Affect and effect | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

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    TL;DW: affect's a verb and effect's a noun. But there's a little more to it than that.

  • 07:12 Less versus fewer | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Less versus fewer | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

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    How do you know when to use "less" or "fewer" when describing the quantity or amount of things?

  • 02:34 Irregular Plural Nouns, Part I | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Irregular Plural Nouns, Part I | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    The plural of "dog" is "dogs", but what is the plural of "leaf"? Khan Academy's resident grammarian explains. Watch the next lesson: https://youtu.be/n9poHOKkF28 About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a perso

  • 07:23 Irregular Plural Nouns, Part II | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Irregular Plural Nouns, Part II | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    The plural of "whale" is "whales", but what's the plural of "child"? David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, explains. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower

  • 04:35 Introduction To Singular And Plural Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

    Introduction To Singular And Plural Nouns | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    David, Khan Academy's resident grammarian, introduces the difference between singular and plural nouns. Watch the next lesson: https://youtu.be/uYgcuyUF7JQ About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalize

  • 06:11 Bare/bear, allowed/aloud, advice/advise, break/brake | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

    Bare/bear, allowed/aloud, advice/advise, break/brake | Frequently confused words | Usage | Grammar

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    Learn to tell the differences between these eight frequently-confused words!

  • 02:36 Prepositions Of Neither Space Nor Time | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Prepositions Of Neither Space Nor Time | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Some prepositions describe relationships between people or things. These prepositions don’t include information about time or space. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposition/e/common-prepositions Missed the previous lesson? Watch

  • 05:16 Prepositions Of Time | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Prepositions Of Time | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Some prepositions help describe moments in time. Learn more and enhance your powers of time wizardry! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposition/e/prepositions-about-time-and-space Watch the next lesson:

  • 05:10 Prepositions Of Space | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Prepositions Of Space | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Some prepositions help describe relationships between objects and their locations in space. David explains how! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposition/e/prepositions-about-time-and-space Watch the nex

  • 03:49 Meet The Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

    Meet The Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech | Grammar

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    Prepositions help show us where things are in space and time. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: http://www.khanacademy.org/the-preposition/e/meet-the-preposition Watch the next lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96sojEZsKu8 The parts

  • 03:34 Introduction To Agreement | Verbs | The Parts Of Speech

    Introduction To Agreement | Verbs | The Parts Of Speech

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    When you match up the subject of a sentence with a verb, it's called 'agreement'. Here's how it works! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/e/intro-to-verb-agreement M

  • 03:02 Schoolhouse rock, Busy Prepositions

    Schoolhouse rock, Busy Prepositions

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    The relatively new original grammar cartoon that catchy and really helps you remember!

  • 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

  • 05:07 Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Complex sentences are simple sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot them and use them in this video. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/syntax/v/compound-comple

  • 05:05 Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Parallel structure isn’t a set rule, but more of a stylistic choice: it helps sentence elements maintain a pattern. This is a very special episode because it’s Paige’s last video with us as a KA intern! We will miss having Paige as a contributor to the Gr

  • 07:04 Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Independent clauses can stand on their own as sentences, but dependent clauses can’t. We’ll take a closer look at what this means. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dependent-and-independent-clauses Wat

  • 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

  • 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

  • 04:53 Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Agreement is the art of making sure that sentence parts agree with one another; you want to make sure that your subjects and verbs match up. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/subject-verb-agreement Watc

  • 12:47 ONLY PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE BRAINS WILL SOLVE THESE RIDDLES!

    ONLY PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE BRAINS WILL SOLVE THESE RIDDLES!

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    Only people with unique brains and vision will be able to solve these tricky riddles. Those who don't have (like me), will experience difficulties, but don't worry, these are the riddles with answers: 00:00 - Grammar quiz. This short grammar quiz will tes

  • 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

  • 04:14 Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Compound-complex sentences are compound sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot and use them. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/complex-and-compound-com

  • 02:50 Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    An exclamation is a sentence that expresses great emotion! David and Paige covered declarative, interrogative, and imperative sentences; now they tackle a fourth type of sentence that ends in an exclamation mark. Find out more! Watch the next lesson: http

  • 04:19 Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A modifying word or phrase “dangles” when it doesn’t apply to the word it’s supposed to modify. Learn how to spot and fix this problem! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dangling-modifiers/ Watch the ne

  • 03:32 Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Three essential types of sentence are declarative sentences (which are statements), interrogative sentences (which are questions), and imperative sentences (which are orders). Join us as we give examples of each! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy rig

  • 04:29 Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains more than one! Put another way: a simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate, but a compound sentence contains more than one subject and more than one predicate. Pract

  • 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

  • 04:38 Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A run-on sentence doesn’t separate any of its independent clauses with the punctuation that it needs, and a comma splice incorrectly separates two independent clauses with a comma, instead of a comma-and-coordinating-conjunction. Practice this yourself on

  • 03:48 Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

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  • 04:07 Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    An antecedent is “the thing that came before”. When you use a pronoun, it’s standing in for a word you used previously—that’s the antecedent. Join us as we demonstrate how to make sure that your pronouns and antecedents match up with one another: that’s c

  • 02:34 Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A subject is the noun or pronoun-based part of a sentence, and a predicate is the verb-based part that the subject performs. Let’s explore how that works in context. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/id

  • 05:57 Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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  • 11:58 Origins Of The Cold War

    Origins Of The Cold War

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    KA's US History fellow Kim Kutz and Grammar fellow David Rheinstrom discuss the atmosphere in Europe after World War II that led to the start of the Cold War.

  • 04:44 Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A relative pronoun is a word like “that” or “which” or “who”, so a relative clause is a clause that begins with a relative pronoun. In the sentence “The dragon who breathed blue fire has retired,” “who breathed blue fire” is a relative clause. Learn more

  • 05:19 What do all languages have in common? - Cameron Morin

    What do all languages have in common? - Cameron Morin

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    Dig into Noam Chomskys theory of universal grammar and decide: are there universal grammar rules and are they hardwired into our brains?--Language is endlessly variable. Each of us can come up with an infinite number of sentences in our native language, a

  • 05:14 Intensifiers And Adverbs Of Degree | Modifiers | The Parts Of Speech

    Intensifiers And Adverbs Of Degree | Modifiers | The Parts Of Speech

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    Words like 'very' and 'slightly' are examples of intensifiers and adverbs of degree. Here's how they work! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/the-modifier/e/intensifiers-and-adver

  • 04:43 Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A subject is the noun phrase that drives the action of a sentence; in the sentence “Jake ate cereal,” Jake is the subject. The direct object is the thing that the subject acts upon, so in that last sentence, “cereal” is the direct object; it’s the thing J

  • 06:44 BONUS VIDEO | Terminal Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech

    BONUS VIDEO | Terminal Prepositions | Prepositions | The Parts Of Speech

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    It's totally okay to end sentences with prepositions! David, Khan Academy's grammarian-in-chief, explains the history and the context behind this long-held grammar myth. Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/gramma

  • 02:54 BONUS: "FANBOYS," a mnemonic song | Conjunctions | Parts of speech| Khan Academy

    BONUS: "FANBOYS," a mnemonic song | Conjunctions | Parts of speech| Khan Academy

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    FANBOYS" is a mnemonic device you can use to help remember the coordinating conjunctions of English. Team Grammar made this video, figuring that we couldn't very well cover conjunctions without writing a song, now could we? If you're moved to make your ow

  • 04:34 What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

    What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A sentence is a grammatically complete idea. All sentences have a noun or pronoun component called the subject, and a verb part called the predicate. David and Paige explore this division across several different example sentences. Watch the next lesson:

  • 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-

  • 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

  • 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/

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    Khan Academy Live: SAT Writing Class

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    Need help with SAT writing? Join Eric, one of Khan Academy’s SAT experts, for an SAT writing class. Eric walks through key grammar concepts like subject-verb agreement and sentence punctuation. This is an edited version of our livestream from March 9, 201

  • 51:15 Khan Academy Live: SAT Writing

    Khan Academy Live: SAT Writing

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    Need help with SAT writing? Join Eric, one of Khan Academy’s SAT experts, for a live SAT writing class Tuesday, May 30 at 7 pm ET/4pm PT. It’s free! Eric will walk through key grammar concepts like subject-verb agreement and sentence punctuation. Can’t ma

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    Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki And Na'vi Real Languages? - John McWhorter

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/are-elvish-klingon-dothraki-and-na-vi-real-languages-john-mcwhorter What do Game of Thrones' Dothraki, Avatar's Na'vi, Star Trek's Klingon and LOTR's Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed langu

  • 04:07 The Oxford Comma's Unlikely Origin

    The Oxford Comma's Unlikely Origin

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    Oxford commas are the world's most controversial punctuation mark — but where did they come from? Vox's Phil Edwards explored the history... Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Oxford comma is a grammar geek's obsession, and it turns out to

  • 04:21 Do we think differently in different languages? | BBC Ideas

    Do we think differently in different languages? | BBC Ideas

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    There are more than 7,000 languages in the world so does that mean there are more than 7,000 ways of seeing it? The Whorfian hypothesis is the idea that the language we speak affects the way we think and even how we see and structure the world around us.

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    Language: Crash Course Psychology #16

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  • 08:16 How Close Are We to Talking With Animals?

    How Close Are We to Talking With Animals?

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    We know about apes learning sign language, but what about dolphins typing on an underwater keyboard? Or A.I. machines translating prairie dog chirps? We want to answer how close we are to conversing with the animal kingdom. How Close Are We: Season 2 - ht

  • 09:01 How a dictionary writer defines English

    How a dictionary writer defines English

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    Kory Stamper works for Merriam-Webster. So how does a dictionary writer define the language? Vox's Phil Edwards found out in this episode of Vox Almanac. You can find Kory's new book here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/530504/word-by-word-by-kor

  • 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

  • 04:50 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

  • 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

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    Why Do We Have Fingernails And Not Claws? #AskDNews

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