Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG100AD   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6-27-1995

ENG100AD  2009 Fall – 2012 Summer II

LEC  1.0 Credit(s)  1.0 Period(s)  1.0 Load  Acad

Grammar and Usage

The social aspects of grammar and usage, including appropriate levels of formal and informal language.

Prerequisites: Appropriate English placement test score or a grade of C or better in ENG081 or ENG091.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



ENG100AD  2009 Fall – 2012 Summer II

Grammar and Usage



Explain the importance of grammar in composition. (I)


List and define the parts of speech. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)


Write sentences that incorporate principles of correct grammar and effective rhetoric. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X)


Write a paragraph using a variety of grammatically correct sentence patterns. (X)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



ENG100AD  2009 Fall – 2012 Summer II

Grammar and Usage


I. Grammar

A. Importance in writing

B. How it is learned

C. Parts of speech

II. Nouns and Pronouns

A. Nouns

1. Proper

2. Common

3. Collective

4. Abstract

5. Uses

B. Pronouns

1. Demonstrative

2. Indefinite

3. Intensive

4. Reflexive

5. Interrogative

6. Personal

7. Relative

III. Verbs

A. Main

B. Auxiliary

C. Linking

D. Transitive and intransitive

IV. Adjectives and Adverbs

A. Adjectives

1. Articles

2. Predicate

3. Possessive

4. Demonstrative

5. Indefinite

B. Adverbs

V. Conjunctions

A. Coordinating

B. Subordinating

C. Correlative

VI. Prepositions

A. As adjectives

B. As adverbs

VII. Parts of Sentences

A. Subjects and predicates

B. Complements

C. Phrases

D. Verbal phrases

E. Clauses

VIII. Kinds of Sentences

A. Simple

B. Compound

C. Complex

D. Compound/complex

IX. Voice

A. Active

B. Passive

X. Style and Sentences

A. Subordination

B. Parallelism

C. Variety


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