Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
c. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
e. Form and use the simple verb tenses (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk).
f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
h. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. j. Write one or more paragraphs that explain a main idea within a topic and support it with details and conclusions/closure.