Parts of Speech
Pronoun Antecedents
Types of Sentences
Parts of Sentences
Pronoun Corrections
100

I BOUGHT my child a Nintendo video-game system.

VERB

100

ID the ANTECEDENT for the PRONOUN:

"How to Become a Straight-A Student" is not your average college study guide. IT is different from the others.

"How to Become a Straight-A Student"

100

No, really, it's worth every penny.

Declarative

100

ID the PREDICATE:

Walton is a large school.

IS A LARGE SCHOOL

100

Is the pronoun correct? If not, correct it.

The simple truth is that the brute force techniques used by most students are incredibly inefficient. ITS also mentally draining.

incorrect - it's

200

I realize I should not admit THIS.

PRONOUN
200

ID the antecedent:

The book reveals the study habits used by straight-A college students. THEY were carefully chosen to represent a wide variety of academic majors.

STRAIGHT-A COLLEGE STUDENTS

200

Have you ever read those articles from Leading Child Psychologists?

Interrogative

200

ID the SUBJECT:

The gnomes on my mug are fun.

GNOMES

200

Is the pronoun correct? If not, correct it.

When you approach a task without proper preparation, ONE BECOMES incredibly tired due to "spinning your wheels."

incorrect - YOU BECOME

300

The PARENTING police may arrest me.

ADJECTIVE

300

ID the ANTECEDENT

Some students are revealed to be a grind: they earn high grades by studying an excessive amount.

SOME STUDENTS

300

They all tell you why Nintendo is a bad thing.

Declarative

300

ID the SUBJECT COMPLEMENT:

Flat Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board.

FLATTENED

300

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The techniques I came up with were so streamlined that I could learn more material THEN MY classmates in less time.

incorrect - than my

400

I PROBABLY should have gotten him an educational toy instead.

ADVERB

400

ID the ANTECEDENT

The researcher was only interested in students who worked smartly and efficiently. THOSE who did not suffer through long, painful study sessions.

STUDENTS who worked smartly and efficiently

400

Let me discuss some of the benefits.

Imperative

400

ID the DIRECT OBJECT:

Superman surprises the crowd.

CROWD

400

Is the pronoun correct? If not, correct it.

I was struck by how many other students I knew socially. These were people WHO I never would have imagined were scoring straight-As.

CORRECT

500

WELL! Let me tell you something:

INTERJECTION

500

ID the ANTECEDENT

College-level material is difficult. IT requires a different study method than high school material.

COLLEGE-LEVEL MATERIAL

500

It makes the child a winner!

Exclamatory

500

ID the SUBJECT COMPLEMENT:

They are obnoxiously loud.

LOUD

500

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Maybe THEIR were others out there who had similar secrets to academic success. 

incorrect - there

600

You have no idea how hoard my son made my life BEFORE I caved.

PREPOSITION

600
ID the ANTECEDENT


I wanted to be exceptional. And I wanted to achieve THIS without sacrificing sleep or a social life.

being EXCEPTIONAL

600

I am not usually a winner at those games.

Declarative

600

ID the INDIRECT OBJECT:

He gave his momma a kiss on the cheek.

HIS MOMMA

600

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I sent all of my fellow Phi Beta Kappas an email, THAT asked about their study habits.

incorrect - 2 fixes - remove the comma and keep "that" OR keep the comma and change "that" to "which"

700

He used good rhetorical TECHNIQUE.

NOUN

700

ID the ANTECEDENT

Halfway through my freshman year, I had developed a toolbox of sufficiently improved study habits. Once THEY were perfected, the results were profound.

a toolbox of study habits

700
My kid says to me, "Good try, Dad!"

Declarative

700

ID the DIRECT OBJECT:

Nate gave me credit for taking the picture he posted on SnapChat.

CREDIT
700

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One student with whom I spoke, gave me THEIR best piece of advice.

incorrect - his or her

800

YET, I still should have remained strong and said no.

CONJUNCTION

800

ID the antecedent

By my senior year, I had to pretend to go to the library to study in order to not demoralize my roommates. THEY were preparing for another grim all-nighter.

ROOMMATES
800

Is that irony?

Interrogative

800

ID the INDIRECT OBJECT:

I sent parents an email with upcoming dates for tests and quizzes.

PARENTS

800

Is the pronoun correct? If not, correct it.

Work hard when you work, and YOU will have plenty of time to play hard.

CORRECT

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