Clause Components & Patterns

This teacher-led online grammar course will make you skilled in identifying and analysing various components of a sentence and forming independent clauses which are necessary when taking any high school exam as well as help you everyday academic and personal communication.

Course Description

Writing meaningful sentences correctly is the goal of any learner of grammar. This online course analyses independent clause and teaches you how to write meaningful and correct simple sentences. The knowledge gatherd by doing the course will help you face competetive exams like varsity admission, IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Besides, you will feel confident while doing any further grammar course of university level.

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction

This first lesson provides an overview of the course.

  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussion: Reason for taking the course
  • Pre-test
Lesson 2: Independent Clause

This lesson tells you what an assertive simple sentence or independent clause is. 

  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Practice Worksheet
  • Exercise 1: Identify the assertive sentence
  • Exercise 2: Identify independent clause
  • Exercise 3: Form simple sentences

Lesson 3: Clause Components

In this lesson, you will learn what five components make a sentence and where they appear.

  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Exercise 1: Identify the finite verb
  • Exercise 2: Identify the subject
  • Exercise 3: Identify the object
  • Exercise 4: Identify the complement
  • Exercise 5: Identify the adjunction 

Lesson 4: Finite Verb Phrase

This lesson will teach you what a finite verb is, which 26 forms they have and how to identify and use them in the sentence. 

  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Exercise 1: Finite verb pattern
  • Exercise 2: Tensed forms active
  • Exercise 3: Tensed forms passive
  • Exercise 4: Conjugate the verb 'go'
  • Exercise 5: Conjugate the verb 'do' in passive

Lesson 5: Noun Phrase

This lesson deals with the forms and patterns of noun phrases, the components that make a noun phrase and where noun phrases are used. 

  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Exercise 1: Structure of Noun Phrase
  • Exercise 2: Determiner + Noun
  • Exercise 3: Premodifier + Noun
  • Exercise 4: Noun + Postmodifiers
  • Exercise 5: Premodifier + Noun + Postmodifier

Lesson 6: Subjects

  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Exercise 1: Noun as Subject 
  • Exercise 2: Pronoun as Subject
  • Exercise 3: Gerund as Subject
  • Exercise 4: Infinitive as Subject
  • Exercise 5: Pronoun as Subject
  • Exercise 6: Noun Phrase as Subject

Lesson 7: Objects

  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Exercise 1: Noun as Object 
  • Exercise 2: Pronoun as Object
  • Exercise 3: Gerund as Object
  • Exercise 4: Infinitive as Object
  • Exercise 5: Pronoun as Object
  • Exercise 6: Noun Phrase as Object
  • Exercise 7: Direct Object after Monotransitive Verbs
  • Exercise 8: Direct Objects after Ditransitive Verbs
  • Exercise 9: Indirect Objects

Lesson 8: Subject Complement

  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Exercise 1: Linking Verbs
  • Exercise 2: Adjective as Subject Complements
  • Exercise 3: Adverbial as Subject Complements
  • Exercise 4: Noun as Subject Complements
  • Exercise 4: Pronoun as Subject Complements
  • Exercise 4: Noun Phrase as Subject Complements

Lesson 9: Object Complements

  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Exercise 1: Verbs that follow object complements
  • Exercise 2: Adjective as Object Complements
  • Exercise 3: Noun Phrase as Subject Complements

Lesson 10: Adjuncts (Adverbs & Adverbial Phrases)

  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Exercise 1: Position of Adverbs
  • Exercise 2: Formation of Adverbs
  • Exercise 3: Types of Adverbs
  • Exercise 4: Adverbial Phrase 
  • Exercise 5: Prepositional Phrase as adverbials
  • Exercise 6: Infinitive Phrase as adverbials
  • Exercise 7: Noun Phrase as Adverbials)

Lesson 11: 9 Patterns of Simple Sentences

Lesson 12: Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement (Adjective)

Lesson 13: Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement (Adverb)

Lesson 14: Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement (Noun)

Lesson 15: Subject + Intransitive Verb

Lesson 16: Subject + Transitive Verb + Object

Lesson 17: Subject + Transitive Verb + Object + Object

Lesson 18: Subject + Transitive Verb + Object + Object Complement (Adjective)

Lesson 19: Subject + Transitive Verb + Object Complement (Noun)

Lesson 20: There + Verb + Subject