English 101 Help

This section was specifically designed to assist students in my English 101 classes at Mercer County Community College when I was teaching there.  Since my retirement in June 2010, I have retained these pages to assist students who are studying English 101 (Freshman Composition), regardless of the school they attend.

To view a topic, click on the link in the index below.

Recommended approach:  Select a topic, study it, and then go to the related sample questions and answers on that topic.

  Agreement of Subjects and Verbs: Basics
 
  Subjects and Verbs: Pointers
 
  Skills Test: Sample Questions and Answers -- Subject-Verb Agreement
 
  Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: Basics
 
  Skills Test: Sample Questions and Answers -- Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
 
  Skills Test: Sample Questions and Answers -- Pronoun Case
 
  Pronoun Case: Basics
 
  Skills Test: Sample Questions and Answers -- Apostrophes
 
  Apostrophes for Possession: Basics
 
  Sentence Punctuation: Basics
 
  Sentence Punctuation: Avoiding Comma Splices
 
  Skills Test: Sample Sentence Punctuation Exercise
 
  Sentence Punctuation: More Pointers
 
  Skills Test: Sample Sentence Punctuation Exercise -- Answers
 
  Sentence Fragments: Basics
 
  Skills Test: Sample Exercise -- Sentence Fragments
 
  Sample Essay: Technology -- The Dark Side