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Grammar for Writers

Grammar for Writers is designed to help students and writers analyze their own writing, diagnose problems, and write better sentences. The series is taught by Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy, The World According to Narnia, and other books.

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Grammar for Writers is a video-based, self-paced course designed to help learners feel less fear about getting grammar wrong, and more freedom in the flexibility that English affords.

This course is a deep dive into English grammar—but not grammar for its own sake. The goal is to give learners a mastery of grammar that results directly and immediately in better writing.

Grammar for Writers builds on a native speaker and reader’s instinctive understanding of language in order to demystify English grammar and sentence structure. The course provides very concrete tools to analyze, diagnose, and repair writing problems.


  • 41 videos lessons (6.5 hours total)
  • Lecture Notes for each lesson (PDF)
  • Quizzes for each lesson (PDF)

This course is a great choice for homeschool families or for independent learners.

Credit: ½ Credit for High-School (or Upper Middle-School) Language Arts or Writing

License: This product is licensed for use by one family.

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DVD, Digital (Streaming & Download)

Video Runtime

6 Hours, 30 Mins


The course is divided into four modules:

Module 1: The Main Line

  1. Module 1 Introduction (5:45)
  2. The Main Line (7:00)
  3. Identifying Verbs and Subjects (12:05)
  4. Identifying Objects and Complements (9:37)
  5. The Five Clause Patterns (12:43)
  6. Actors and Actions, Subjects and Verbs (9:37)
  7. What Is Passive Voice? (9:14)
  8. Uses of the Passive Voice (5:53)
  9. Nominalization (10:57)
  10. Strong Verbs vs. Precise Verbs (12:38)
  11. Keeping Subjects Close to Verbs (12:29)
  12. Compounds on the Main Line (11:05)
  13. Verb Tenses (9:04)

Module 2: Modifiers

  1. Module 2 Introduction (11:54)
  2. Adjectives and Adverbs (14:52)
  3. What’s So Bad About Adverbs? (8:54)
  4. Prepositional Phrases (Part 1) (8:52)
  5. Prepositional Phrases (Part 2) (9:29)
  6. Participles (10:56)
  7. Participial Phrases (12:19)
  8. Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases (7:25)
  9. Subordinate Clauses (Introduction) (14:44)
  10. Adjective Clauses (8:59)
  11. Adverb Clauses (10:49)
  12. More on Subordinate Clauses (10:13)
  13. Misplaced Modifiers (8:02)
  14. Module 2 Conclusion (7:16)

Module 3: Noun Equivalents

  1. Module 3 Introduction (7:55)
  2. Noun Clauses (8:48)
  3. Gerunds and Infinitives (8:03)
  4. Appositives (7:16)
  5. Essential and Non-Essential Elements (10:12)
  6. Module 3 Review (5:45)

Module 4: Connections and Transitions

  1. Module 4 Introduction (4:20)
  2. Subject-Verb Agreement (8:10)
  3. Pronouns and Antecedents (9:21)
  4. Connecting Clauses (Part 1) (9:08)
  5. Connecting Clauses (Part 2) (8:15)
  6. Parallelism (16:03)
  7. Nominative Absolutes (5:41)
  8. Course Wrap-Up (5:38)

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