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Sergeants Distance Education Program. Basic Grammar and. Exams will not be distributed with this MCI unless. Marines are strongly encouraged to use ROLE. Marines should contact their Command Unit. Verification Report representative to complete the final.
Marines who do not have access to a computer may. Course Introduction. The Basic Grammar course is designed to prov ide the Marine sergeant with a basic knowledge of English grammar and composition fundamentals. It includes a review of the parts of sp eech, the basic elements of writing including phrases, clauses, sentence structure, punctuati on, capitalization, and spelling, and an overview of compos ition fundamentals from outlining to final proofing. The following reference was used in the writing of this course:.
Edition Date: June Table of. The following is a table of contents for this course. Study Unit. Parts of Speech. Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences. Capitalization and Spelling.
Effective Composition. You will spend about 10 hours 45 minutes completing this course. This includes the time required to study the text, complete the exercises, and take the final exam. Study Time. Continued on next page. MCI Course B. Course Introduction, Continued. You earn four retirement credits for co mpleting this course. You earn reserve retirement credits at the rate of one credit for each 3 hours of estimated study time.
Note : Reserve retirement credits are not awarded for the MCI study you do during drill periods if awarded credits for drill attendance. When you. Then you will. For more. Enroll in the program. Receive your program material. Refer to the Program Introduction. Complete the self- paced text. Arrange to take the final examination. Pass the final examination. Receive a course completion certificate. Unit Scope. Putting our thoughts on paper is important, but only if what we have written clearly communicates our intentions.
Our understanding of English grammar can help make sure that we communicat e clearly. The objective of this study unit is to help you sharpen your unders tanding of English grammar by briefly reviewing the pa rts of speech. After completing this study unit, you should be able to. Unit Content. The following table lists the less ons covered in this study unit. See Page.
Lesson 1 Nouns. Lesson 2 Pronouns. Lesson 3 Verbs. Lesson 4 Adjectives and Adverbs. Lesson 5 Prepositions. Lesson 6 Conjunctions. Study Unit 1 Exercise. Study Unit 1. This page intentionally left blank.
Lesson Scope. Nouns are your people, place, and thing words. Nouns typically serve as the subjects and objects of verbs and pr epositions. This lesson will help you identify the nouns in a sentence and how these nouns relate to other sentence elements. After completing this lesson, you should be able to. Lesson Content. The following table lists the to pics covered in this lesson. Study Unit 1, Lesson 1. Naming Words. Naming is a function of nouns.
Nouns can be. Nouns function as. The subject — these nouns do the action described by the verb. Corporal Wrigley fired the rifle. Corporal Wrigley is the noun that did the action. Sergeant Baker taught the maintenance class. Sergeant Baker is the noun that did the action. Objects of the verb or of a preposi tion — these nouns ge nerally receive the action. Private Jones fired the rifle expe rtly to win the championship. Rifle is the noun that was acted on. Parade is the object of the preposition for.
The function is further explaine d in study unit 1, lesson 1, Case. Definition, Continued. Proper Nouns. Proper nouns begin with a capital lett er. Proper nouns name particular people, places, or things:. Compound nouns are two or more words that express a single idea. Sometimes compound nouns are written as. One word. Hyphenated words. One characteristic of nouns is gende r. Gender is obvious for some nouns.
Noun gender may be. Another characteristic of nouns is nu mber. Number tells if the noun is singular one or plural more than one. Most plurals are formed based on the spelling of the si ngular form of the noun. Adding S. Nouns ending in a sound that can be smoothly united with s usually form their plurals by adding s :.
Nouns ending in ay , ey , oy , or uy form their plurals by adding s :. Adding ES. Nouns ending in a sound that ca nnot be smoothly united with s form their plurals by adding es :. Nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant form their plurals by changing y to i and adding es :.
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