Conjunctions, Connectives, and Adverb Clauses

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About this course: This is the second course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will learn about a lot of different ways to join ideas to make more complex and interesting sentences. You'll learn about two types of conjunctions, many other types of connectives, and adverb clauses. You'll also learn about how to punctuate all of these expressions and the types of sentences they create. All of this is grammar you must know to have a high fluency in English. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: This is the second course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this course, you will learn about a lot of different ways to join ideas to make more complex and interesting sentences. You'll learn about two types of conjunctions, many other types of connectives, and adverb clauses. You'll also learn about how to punctuate all of these expressions and the types of sentences they create. All of this is grammar you must know to have a high fluency in English. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Tamy Chapman, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Emily Ellis, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Extension
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Conjunctions and Punctuation
In this first week, you will learn about the different types of conjunctions in English. You'll learn the meaning of each one and how to use them in sentences. You'll also learn how to punctuate sentences with conjunctions correctly.


7 videos, 3 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Video: Meet Your Teachers
  3. Revisión por el compañero: Introduce Yourself
  4. Video: Week 1 Introduction
  5. Video: Coordinate Conjunctions Lecture
  6. Cuestionario de práctica: Coordinate Conjunctions Practice Quiz
  7. Leyendo: Conjunctions Practice
  8. Video: Parallel Structure Lecture
  9. Cuestionario de práctica: Parallel Structure Practice Quiz
  10. Leyendo: Parallel Structure Practice
  11. Video: Correlative Conjunctions Part 1 Lecture
  12. Video: Correlative Conjunctions Part 2 Lecture
  13. Cuestionario de práctica: Correlative Conjunctions Practice Quiz
  14. Leyendo: Correlative Conjunctions Practice

Graded: Conjunctions Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 2


Connectives and Punctuation
This week, you'll continue learning how to join ideas with correct grammar and punctuation. You'll learn about transition words and prepositional phrases and how to punctuate them correctly.


5 videos, 4 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 2 Introduction
  2. Video: Transitions: Meaning
  3. Cuestionario de práctica: Transition Meaning Practice Quiz
  4. Leyendo: Transitions Practice
  5. Video: Transitions: Punctuation and Placement
  6. Cuestionario de práctica: Transition Punctuation and Placement Practice Quiz
  7. Leyendo: Transitions: Punctuation and Placement Practice
  8. Video: Prepositional Phrases
  9. Cuestionario de práctica: Prepositional Phrases Practice Quiz
  10. Leyendo: Prepositional Phrases Practice
  11. Video: Avoiding Common Mistakes
  12. Cuestionario de práctica: Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice Quiz
  13. Leyendo: Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice

Graded: Transitions and Prepositional Phrases Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


Subordinating Conjunctions and Punctuation



This week, you'll start learning about writing complex sentences. Adding complex sentences to your skills will make your sentences have more variety. To learn about complex sentences, you'll find out what adverb clauses are and how to punctuate them in your sentences. Have fun!


4 videos, 3 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 3 Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Adverb Clauses
  3. Cuestionario de práctica: Adverb Clauses Practice Quiz
  4. Leyendo: Introduction to Adverb Clauses Practice
  5. Video: Adverb Clauses: Punctuation and Use
  6. Cuestionario de práctica: Adverb Clause Practice Quiz
  7. Leyendo: Adverb Clause Practice
  8. Video: Avoiding Common Mistakes
  9. Cuestionario de práctica: Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice Quiz
  10. Leyendo: Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice

Graded: Adverb Clauses Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Reduced Adverb Clauses and Punctuation
In the final week, you will learn a more advanced way to write complex sentences. You will do this by reducing the adverb clauses. Again, learning to do this will add variety to your speaking and writing. Enjoy the last week of the course!


5 videos, 4 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 4 Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Reduced Adverb Clauses
  3. Video: Adverbials Type 1
  4. Cuestionario de práctica: Adverbials Type 1 Practice Quiz
  5. Leyendo: Adverbials Type 1 Practice
  6. Video: Adverbials Type 2
  7. Cuestionario de práctica: Adverbials Type 2 Practice Quiz
  8. Leyendo: Adverbials Type 2 Practice
  9. Video: Adverbials Type 3
  10. Cuestionario de práctica: Adverbials Type 3 Practice Quiz
  11. Leyendo: Adverbials Type 3 Practice
  12. Leyendo: Learn

Graded: Adverbials Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz
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